New American Standard Bible
'The blood avenger himself shall put the murderer to death; he shall put him to death when he meets him.
King James Bible
The revenger of blood himself shall slay the murderer: when he meeteth him, he shall slay him.
Darby Bible Translation
the avenger of blood, he shall put the murderer to death; when he meeteth him, he shall put him to death.
World English Bible
The avenger of blood shall himself put the murderer to death: when he meets him, he shall put him to death.
Young's Literal Translation
'The redeemer of blood himself doth put the murderer to death; in his coming against him he doth put him to death.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
When he meeteth him - Provided, of course, it were without a city of refuge.
LibraryThe Northern Coasts of Galilee. Amanah. The Mountain of Snow.
This coast is described by Moses, Numbers 34:7: "From the Great Sea to mount Hor: from mount Hor to the entrance of Hamath," &c. Mount Hor, in the Jewish writers, is Amanah; mention of which occurs, Canticles 4:8, where R. Solomon thus: "Amanah is a mount in the northern coast of the land of Israel, which in the Talmudical language is called, The mountainous plain of Amanon; the same with mount Hor." In the Jerusalem Targum, for mount 'Hor' is the mount Manus: but the Targum of Jonathan renders it …
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica
"Behold, You have driven me this day from the face of the ground; and from Your face I will be hidden, and I will be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me."
Or if he struck him with a wooden object in the hand, by which he might die, and as a result he died, he is a murderer; the murderer shall surely be put to death.
If he pushed him of hatred, or threw something at him lying in wait and as a result he died,
2 Samuel 14:7
"Now behold, the whole family has risen against your maidservant, and they say, 'Hand over the one who struck his brother, that we may put him to death for the life of his brother whom he killed, and destroy the heir also.' Thus they will extinguish my coal which is left, so as to leave my husband neither name nor remnant on the face of the earth."
2 Samuel 14:11
Then she said, "Please let the king remember the LORD your God, so that the avenger of blood will not continue to destroy, otherwise they will destroy my son." And he said, "As the LORD lives, not one hair of your son shall fall to the ground."
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