Numbers 35:18
New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
Or if someone strikes and kills another person with a wooden object, it is murder, and the murderer must be put to death.

English Standard Version
Or if he struck him down with a wooden tool that could cause death, and he died, he is a murderer. The murderer shall be put to death.

Berean Study Bible
If anyone has in his hand a deadly object of wood, and he strikes and kills another, he is a murderer; the murderer must surely be put to death.

King James Bible
Or if he smite him with an hand weapon of wood, wherewith he may die, and he die, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.

New King James Version
Or if he strikes him with a wooden hand weapon, by which one could die, and he does die, he is a murderer; the murderer shall surely be put to death.

New American Standard Bible
Or if he struck him with a wooden object in the hand, by which he would die, and as a result he did die, he is a murderer; the murderer must be put to death.

NASB 1995
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.

NASB 1977
‘Or if he struck him with a wooden object in the hand, by which he may die, and as a result he died, he is a murderer; the murderer shall surely be put to death.

Amplified Bible
Or if he struck his victim down [intentionally] with a wooden object in hand, which may cause a person to die, and he died, he is a murderer; the murderer shall certainly be put to death.

Christian Standard Bible
If anyone has in his hand a wooden object capable of causing death and strikes another person and he dies, the murderer must be put to death.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If a man has in his hand a wooden object capable of causing death and strikes another person and he dies, the murderer must be put to death.

American Standard Version
Or if he smote him with a weapon of wood in the hand, whereby a man may die, and he died, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if he struck him with an implement of wood in the hand so that he should die, and he died, he is a murderer; he shall certainly be killed.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And if he should smite him with an instrument of wood from his hand, whereby he may die, and he thus die, he is a murderer; let the murderer by all means be put to death.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If he that is struck with wood die: he shall be revenged by the blood of him that struck him.

International Standard Version
Also, whoever uses a wooden implement to kill someone with it is to be adjudged a murderer, and that murderer is certainly to be put to death.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Or if he smote him with a weapon of wood in the hand, whereby a man may die, and he died, he is a murderer; the murderer shall surely be put to death.

Literal Standard Version
Or [if] he has struck him with a wooden instrument [in] the hand, with which he could die, and he dies, he [is] a murderer: the murderer is certainly put to death.

New American Bible
Or if someone strikes another with a death-dealing club in the hand and death results, that person is a murderer, and the murderer must be put to death.

NET Bible
Or if he strikes him with a wooden hand weapon so that he could die, and he dies, he is a murderer. The murderer must surely be put to death.

New Revised Standard Version
Or anyone who strikes another with a weapon of wood in hand that could cause death, and death ensues, is a murderer; the murderer shall be put to death.

New Heart English Bible
Or if he struck him with a weapon of wood in the hand, by which a man may die, and he died, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.

World English Bible
Or if he struck him with a weapon of wood in the hand, by which a man may die, and he died, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.

Young's Literal Translation
Or with a wooden instrument in the hand, wherewith he dieth, he hath smitten him, and he dieth, he is a murderer: the murderer is certainly put to death.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Six Cities of Refuge
17Or if anyone has in his hand a stone of deadly size, and he strikes and kills another, he is a murderer; the murderer must surely be put to death. 18If anyone has in his hand a deadly object of wood, and he strikes and kills another, he is a murderer; the murderer must surely be put to death. 19The avenger of blood is to put the murderer to death; when he finds him, he is to kill him.…

Cross References
Numbers 35:17
Or if anyone has in his hand a stone of deadly size, and he strikes and kills another, he is a murderer; the murderer must surely be put to death.

Numbers 35:19
The avenger of blood is to put the murderer to death; when he finds him, he is to kill him.


Treasury of Scripture

Or if he smite him with an hand weapon of wood, with which he may die, and he die, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.











Verse 18. - A hand weapon of wood. A club, or other such formidable instrument.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
If
א֡וֹ (’ōw)
Conjunction
Strong's 176: Desire, if

anyone has in his hand
יָד֩ (yāḏ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 3027: A hand

a deadly
יָמ֨וּת (yā·mūṯ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill

object
בִּכְלִ֣י (biḵ·lî)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3627: Something prepared, any apparatus

of wood,
עֵֽץ־ (‘êṣ-)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6086: Tree, trees, wood

and he strikes
הִכָּ֛הוּ (hik·kā·hū)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5221: To strike

and kills another,
וַיָּמֹ֖ת (way·yā·mōṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill

he is a murderer;
רֹצֵ֣חַֽ (rō·ṣê·aḥ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 7523: To dash in pieces, kill, to murder

the murderer
הָרֹצֵֽחַ׃ (hā·rō·ṣê·aḥ)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 7523: To dash in pieces, kill, to murder

must surely be put to death.
מ֥וֹת (mō·wṯ)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill


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