Deuteronomy 19:12
New International Version
the killer shall be sent for by the town elders, be brought back from the city, and be handed over to the avenger of blood to die.

New Living Translation
In that case, the elders of the murderer’s hometown must send agents to the city of refuge to bring him back and hand him over to the dead person’s avenger to be put to death.

English Standard Version
then the elders of his city shall send and take him from there, and hand him over to the avenger of blood, so that he may die.

Berean Study Bible
the elders of his city must send for him, bring him back, and hand him over to the avenger of blood to die.

King James Bible
Then the elders of his city shall send and fetch him thence, and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die.

New King James Version
then the elders of his city shall send and bring him from there, and deliver him over to the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die.

New American Standard Bible
then the elders of his city shall send men and take him from there, and hand him over to the avenger of blood, so that he may die.

NASB 1995
then the elders of his city shall send and take him from there and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die.

NASB 1977
then the elders of his city shall send and take him from there and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die.

Amplified Bible
then the elders of his own city shall send for him and have him taken back from there and turn him over to the avenger of blood, so that he may be put to death.

Christian Standard Bible
the elders of his city are to send for him, take him from there, and hand him over to the avenger of blood and he will die.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
the elders of his city must send for him, take him from there, and hand him over to the avenger of blood and he will die.

American Standard Version
then the elders of his city shall send and fetch him thence, and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The Elders of his town shall send and they shall take him from there and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood and they shall kill him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
then shall the elders of his city send, and take him thence, and they shall deliver him into the hands of the avengers of blood, and he shall die.

Contemporary English Version
If that happens, the leaders of your town must send messengers to bring you back from the Safe Town. They will hand you over to one of the victim's relatives, who will put you to death.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The ancients of his city shall send, and take him out of the place of refuge, and shall deliver him into the hand of the kinsman of him whose blood was shed, and he shall die.

English Revised Version
then the elders of his city shall send and fetch him thence, and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die.

Good News Translation
In that case, the leaders of your own town are to send for you and hand you over to the relative responsible for taking revenge for the murder, so that you may be put to death.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If someone does this, the leaders of your city must send for that person. They must take him from that city and hand him over to the relative who has the authority to avenge the death. He must die.

International Standard Version
then the elders of his own city shall send for him, remove him from there, and deliver him to the related avenger for execution.

JPS Tanakh 1917
then the elders of his city shall send and fetch him thence, and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die.

Literal Standard Version
and [the] elderly of his city have sent and taken him from there, and given him into the hand of the redeemer of blood, and he has died;

NET Bible
The elders of his own city must send for him and remove him from there to deliver him over to the blood avenger to die.

New Heart English Bible
then the elders of his city shall send and bring him there, and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die.

World English Bible
then the elders of his city shall send and bring him there, and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die.

Young's Literal Translation
then the elders of his city have sent and taken him from thence, and given him into the hand of the redeemer of blood, and he hath died;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Cities of Refuge
11If, however, a man hates his neighbor and lies in wait, attacks him and kills him, and then flees to one of these cities, 12the elders of his city must send for him, bring him back, and hand him over to the avenger of blood to die. 13You must show him no pity. You are to purge from Israel the guilt of shedding innocent blood, that it may go well with you.…

Cross References
Exodus 21:14
But if a man schemes and acts willfully against his neighbor to kill him, you must take him away from My altar to be put to death.

Deuteronomy 19:11
If, however, a man hates his neighbor and lies in wait, attacks him and kills him, and then flees to one of these cities,

Deuteronomy 19:13
You must show him no pity. You are to purge from Israel the guilt of shedding innocent blood, that it may go well with you.

2 Samuel 14:7
Now the whole clan has risen up against your maidservant and said, 'Hand over the one who struck down his brother, that we may put him to death for the life of the brother whom he killed. Then we will cut off the heir as well!' So they would extinguish my one remaining ember by not preserving my husband's name or posterity on the earth."


Treasury of Scripture

Then the elders of his city shall send and fetch him there, and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die.

1 Kings 2:5,6,28-34
Moreover thou knowest also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, and what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel, unto Abner the son of Ner, and unto Amasa the son of Jether, whom he slew, and shed the blood of war in peace, and put the blood of war upon his girdle that was about his loins, and in his shoes that were on his feet…











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
the elders
זִקְנֵ֣י (ziq·nê)
Adjective - masculine plural construct
Strong's 2205: Old

of his city
עִיר֔וֹ (‘î·rōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5892: Excitement

must send for him,
וְשָֽׁלְחוּ֙ (wə·šā·lə·ḥū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 7971: To send away, for, out

bring
וְלָקְח֥וּ (wə·lā·qə·ḥū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 3947: To take

him
אֹת֖וֹ (’ō·ṯōw)
Direct object marker | third person masculine singular
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

back,
מִשָּׁ֑ם (miš·šām)
Preposition-m | Adverb
Strong's 8033: There, then, thither

and hand him over to
וְנָתְנ֣וּ (wə·nā·ṯə·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

the avenger
גֹּאֵ֥ל (gō·’êl)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1350: To redeem, act as kinsman

of blood
הַדָּ֖ם (had·dām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1818: Blood, of man, an animal, the juice of the grape, bloodshed

to die.
וָמֵֽת׃ (wā·mêṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill


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