Numbers 35:17
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English Standard Version
And if he struck him down with a stone tool that could cause death, and he died, he is a murderer. The murderer shall be put to death.

King James Bible
And if he smite him with throwing a stone, wherewith he may die, and he die, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.

American Standard Version
And if he smote him with a stone in the hand, whereby a man may die, and he died, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If he throw a stone, and he that is struck die: he shall be punished in the same manner.

English Revised Version
And if he smote him with a stone in the hand, whereby a man may die, and he died, he is a manslayer: the manslayer shall surely be put to death.

Webster's Bible Translation
And if he shall smite him by throwing a stone, by which he may die, and he shall die, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Selection and Appointment of Cities of Refuge for Unpremeditated Manslayers. - Numbers 35:10, Numbers 35:11. When the Israelites had come into the land of Canaan, they were to choose towns conveniently situated as cities of refuge, to which the manslayer, who had slain a person (nephesh) by accident (בּשׁגגה: see at Leviticus 4:2), might flee. הקרה, from קרה, to hit, occurrit, as well as accidit; signifies here to give or make, i.e., to choose something suitable (Dietrich), but not "to build or complete" (Knobel), in the sense of קרה, as the only meaning which this word has is contignare, to join with beams or rafters; and this is obviously unsuitable here. Through these directions, which are repeated and still further expanded in Deuteronomy 19:1-13, God fulfilled the promise which He gave in Exodus 21:13 : that He would appoint a place for the man who should unintentionally slay his neighbour, to which he might flee from the avenger of blood.

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throwing a stone. Heb. a stone of the hand

Exodus 21:18 And if men strive together, and one smite another with a stone, or with his fist, and he die not, but keeps his bed:

Cross References
Numbers 35:18
Or if he struck him down with a wooden tool that could cause death, and he died, he is a murderer. The murderer shall be put to death.

Numbers 35:31
Moreover, you shall accept no ransom for the life of a murderer, who is guilty of death, but he shall be put to death.

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