Exodus 21:12
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New American Standard Bible
"He who strikes a man so that he dies shall surely be put to death.

King James Bible
He that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death.

Darby Bible Translation
He that striketh a man, so that he die, shall certainly be put to death.

World English Bible
"One who strikes a man so that he dies shall surely be put to death,

Young's Literal Translation
'He who smiteth a man so that he hath died, is certainly put to death;

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The case of murder of a free man and of a bondman. See Exodus 21:20 note. The law was afterward expressly declared to relate also to foreigners, Leviticus 24:17, Leviticus 24:21-22; compare the marginal references.

Exodus 21:12 Parallel Commentaries

'Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: 39. But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also. 41. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. 42. Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.'--MATT. v. 38-42. The old law
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Doctrine of Non-Resistance to Evil by Force Has Been Professed by a Minority of Men from the Very Foundation of Christianity. Of the Book "What
CHAPTER I. THE DOCTRINE OF NON-RESISTANCE TO EVIL BY FORCE HAS BEEN PROFESSED BY A MINORITY OF MEN FROM THE VERY FOUNDATION OF CHRISTIANITY. Of the Book "What I Believe"--The Correspondence Evoked by it-- Letters from Quakers--Garrison's Declaration--Adin Ballou, his Works, his Catechism--Helchitsky's "Net of Faith"--The Attitude of the World to Works Elucidating Christ's Teaching--Dymond's Book "On War"--Musser's "Non-resistance Asserted"--Attitude of the Government in 1818 to Men who Refused to
Leo Tolstoy—The Kingdom of God is within you

Cross References
Matthew 26:52
Then Jesus said to him, "Put your sword back into its place; for all those who take up the sword shall perish by the sword.

Genesis 9:5
"Surely I will require your lifeblood; from every beast I will require it. And from every man, from every man's brother I will require the life of man.

Genesis 9:6
"Whoever sheds man's blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For in the image of God He made man.

Exodus 20:13
"You shall not murder.

Exodus 21:11
"If he will not do these three things for her, then she shall go out for nothing, without payment of money.

Leviticus 24:17
'If a man takes the life of any human being, he shall surely be put to death.

Numbers 35:16
'But if he struck him down with an iron object, so that he died, he is a murderer; the murderer shall surely be put to death.

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