New International Version
The avenger of blood shall put the murderer to death; when the avenger comes upon the murderer, the avenger shall put the murderer to death.
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.
Numbers 35:19 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The revenger of blood - גאל הדם goel haddam, the redeemer of blood; the next in blood to him who was slain. See on Numbers 35:12 (note).
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Or if anyone is holding a wooden object and strikes someone a fatal blow with it, that person is a murderer; the murderer is to be put to death.
If anyone with malice aforethought shoves another or throws something at them intentionally so that they die
2 Samuel 14:7
Now the whole clan has risen up against your servant; they say, 'Hand over the one who struck his brother down, so that we may put him to death for the life of his brother whom he killed; then we will get rid of the heir as well.' They would put out the only burning coal I have left, leaving my husband neither name nor descendant on the face of the earth."
2 Samuel 14:11
She said, "Then let the king invoke the LORD his God to prevent the avenger of blood from adding to the destruction, so that my son will not be destroyed." "As surely as the LORD lives," he said, "not one hair of your son's head will fall to the ground."
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