English Standard Version
then the congregation shall judge between the manslayer and the avenger of blood, in accordance with these rules.
King James Bible
Then the congregation shall judge between the slayer and the revenger of blood according to these judgments:
American Standard Version
then the congregation shall judge between the smiter and the avenger of blood according to these ordinances;
And this be proved in the hearing of the people, and the cause be debated between him that struck, and the next of kin:
English Revised Version
then the congregation shall judge between the smiter and the avenger of blood according to these judgments:
Webster's Bible Translation
Then the congregation shall judge between the slayer and the avenger of blood according to these judgments:
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
Special instructions are given in Numbers 35:16-28, with reference to the judicial procedure. First of all (Numbers 35:16-21), with regard to qualified slaying or murder. If any person has struck another with an iron instrument (an axe, hatchet, hammer, etc.), or "with a stone of the hand, from which one dies," i.e., with a stone which filled the hand, - a large stone, therefore, with which it was possible to kill, - or "with a wooden instrument of the hand, from which one dies," i.e., with a thick club, or a large, strong wooden instrument, and he then died (so that he died in consequence), he was a murderer, who was to be put to death. "For the suspicion would rest upon any one who had used an instrument, that endangered life and therefore was not generally used in striking, that he had intended to take life away" (Knobel).
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or used a stone that could cause death, and without seeing him dropped it on him, so that he died, though he was not his enemy and did not seek his harm,
And the congregation shall rescue the manslayer from the hand of the avenger of blood, and the congregation shall restore him to his city of refuge to which he had fled, and he shall live in it until the death of the high priest who was anointed with the holy oil.
And he shall remain in that city until he has stood before the congregation for judgment, until the death of him who is high priest at the time. Then the manslayer may return to his own town and his own home, to the town from which he fled.'"
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