Numbers 35:16
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New International Version
"'If anyone strikes someone a fatal blow with an iron object, that person is a murderer; the murderer is to be put to death.

King James Bible
And if he smite him with an instrument of iron, so that he die, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.

Darby Bible Translation
And if he have smitten him with an instrument of iron, so that he die, he is a murderer: the murderer shall certainly be put to death.

World English Bible
"'But if he struck him with an instrument of iron, so that he died, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.

Young's Literal Translation
And if with an instrument of iron he hath smitten him, and he dieth, he is a murderer: the murderer is certainly put to death.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Until he stand before the congregation in judgment - So one of these cities was not a perpetual asylum; It was only a pro tempore refuge, till the case could be fairly examined by the magistrates in the presence of the people, or the elders their representatives; and this was done in the city or place where he had done the murder, Joshua 20:4, Joshua 20:6. If he was found worthy of death, they delivered him to the avenger that he might be slain, Deuteronomy 19:12; if not, they sent him back to the city of refuge, where he remained till the death of the high priest, Numbers 35:25. Before the cities of refuge were appointed, the altar appears to have been a sanctuary for those who had killed a person unwittingly; see on Exodus 21:13 (note), and Exodus 21:14 (note).

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Numbers 35:22-24 But if he thrust him suddenly without enmity, or have cast on him any thing without laying of wait...

Deuteronomy 19:11-13 But if any man hate his neighbor, and lie in wait for him, and rise up against him, and smite him mortally that he die...

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Numbers 35:30-33 Whoever kills any person, the murderer shall be put to death by the mouth of witnesses...

Genesis 9:5,6 And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man...

Exodus 21:12-14 He that smites a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death...

Leviticus 24:17 And he that kills any man shall surely be put to death.

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The Cities of the Levites.
Concerning them, see Numbers, chapter 35, and Joshua chapter 21. "The suburbs of the cities of the Levites were three thousand cubits on every side; viz. from the walls of the city, and outwards; as it is said, 'From the walls of the city and outwards a thousand cubits: and thou shalt measure from without the city two thousand cubits' (Num 35:4,5). The former thousand were the suburbs, and the latter two thousand were for fields and vineyards. They appointed the place of burial to every one of those
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Job's Faith and Expectation
I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand in the latter day upon the earth. And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God. C hristianity, that is, the religion of which MESSIAH is the author and object, the foundation, life, and glory, though not altogether as old as creation, is nearly so. It is coeval [contemporary] with the first promise and intimation of mercy given to fallen man. When Adam, by transgression, had violated the order and law of
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2

Cross References
Exodus 21:12
"Anyone who strikes a person with a fatal blow is to be put to death.

Exodus 21:14
But if anyone schemes and kills someone deliberately, that person is to be taken from my altar and put to death.

Leviticus 24:17
"'Anyone who takes the life of a human being is to be put to death.

Numbers 35:30
"'Anyone who kills a person is to be put to death as a murderer only on the testimony of witnesses. But no one is to be put to death on the testimony of only one witness.

Deuteronomy 19:11
But if out of hate someone lies in wait, assaults and kills a neighbor, and then flees to one of these cities,

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