New Living Translation
In that case, the elders of the murderer's hometown must send agents to the city of refuge to bring him back and hand him over to the dead person's avenger to be put to death.
King James Bible
Then the elders of his city shall send and fetch him thence, and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die.
Darby Bible Translation
then the elders of his city shall send and fetch him thence, and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die.
World English Bible
then the elders of his city shall send and bring him there, and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die.
Young's Literal Translation
then the elders of his city have sent and taken him from thence, and given him into the hand of the redeemer of blood, and he hath died;
Deuteronomy 19:12 Parallel
CommentaryDeuteronomy 19:12 Parallel Commentaries
Owing to the comparatively loose nature of the connection between consecutive passages in the legislative section, it is difficult to present an adequate summary of the book of Deuteronomy. In the first section, i.-iv. 40, Moses, after reviewing the recent history of the people, and showing how it reveals Jehovah's love for Israel, earnestly urges upon them the duty of keeping His laws, reminding them of His spirituality and absoluteness. Then follows the appointment, iv. 41-43--here irrelevant (cf. …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
However, if someone deliberately kills another person, then the slayer must be dragged even from my altar and be put to death.
"But suppose someone is hostile toward a neighbor and deliberately ambushes and murders him and then flees to one of the cities of refuge.
Do not feel sorry for that murderer! Purge from Israel the guilt of murdering innocent people; then all will go well with you.
2 Samuel 14:7
Now the rest of the family is demanding, 'Let us have your son. We will execute him for murdering his brother. He doesn't deserve to inherit his family's property.' They want to extinguish the only coal I have left, and my husband's name and family will disappear from the face of the earth."
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