Numbers 35:23
New International Version
or, without seeing them, drops on them a stone heavy enough to kill them, and they die, then since that other person was not an enemy and no harm was intended,

New Living Translation
or accidentally drops a huge stone on someone, though they were not enemies, and the person dies.

English Standard Version
or used a stone that could cause death, and without seeing him dropped it on him, so that he died, though he was not his enemy and did not seek his harm,

Berean Study Bible
or without looking drops a heavy stone that kills him, but he was not an enemy and did not intend to harm him,

King James Bible
Or with any stone, wherewith a man may die, seeing him not, and cast it upon him, that he die, and was not his enemy, neither sought his harm:

New King James Version
or uses a stone, by which a man could die, throwing it at him without seeing him, so that he dies, while he was not his enemy or seeking his harm,

New American Standard Bible
or had any deadly stone, and without looking he dropped it on him so that he died, while he was not his enemy nor was he seeking to harm him,

NASB 1995
or with any deadly object of stone, and without seeing it dropped on him so that he died, while he was not his enemy nor seeking his injury,

NASB 1977
or with any deadly object of stone, and without seeing it dropped on him so that he died, while he was not his enemy nor seeking his injury,

Amplified Bible
or without seeing him hit him [accidentally] with a stone object that could kill him, and he died, and [the offender] was not his enemy nor intending to harm him,

Christian Standard Bible
or without looking drops a stone that could kill a person and he dies, but he was not his enemy and didn’t intend to harm him,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
or without looking drops a stone that could kill a person and he dies, but he was not his enemy and wasn’t trying to harm him,

American Standard Version
or with any stone, whereby a man may die, seeing him not, and cast it upon him, so that he died, and he was not his enemy, neither sought his harm;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Or he threw any stone upon him that kills, when he did not see, and he died, and was not his enemy and was not seeking his harm:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
or smite him with any stone, whereby a man may die, unawares, and it should fall upon him, and he should die, but he was not his enemy, nor sought to hurt him;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And enmity, he do any of these things,

Good News Translation
Or suppose that, without looking, you throw a stone that kills someone whom you did not intend to hurt and who was not your enemy.

International Standard Version
or if he hit him with a stone carelessly so that he was fatally injured, though he isn't his enemy and he wasn't seeking to commit evil against him,

JPS Tanakh 1917
or with any stone, whereby a man may die, seeing him not, and cast it upon him, so that he died, and he was not his enemy, neither sought his harm;

Literal Standard Version
or with any stone with which he could die, without seeing, indeed, causes [it] to fall on him, and he dies, and he [is] not his enemy, nor seeking his evil,

New American Bible
or without seeing drops upon another some death-dealing stone and death results, although there was neither enmity nor malice—

NET Bible
or with any stone large enough that a man could die, without seeing him, and throws it at him, and he dies, even though he was not his enemy nor sought his harm,

New Revised Standard Version
or, while handling any stone that could cause death, unintentionally drops it on another and death ensues, though they were not enemies, and no harm was intended,

New Heart English Bible
or with any stone, by which a man may die, not seeing him, and cast it on him, so that he died, and he was not his enemy, neither sought his harm;

World English Bible
or with any stone, by which a man may die, not seeing him, and cast it on him, so that he died, and he was not his enemy, neither sought his harm;

Young's Literal Translation
or with any stone wherewith he dieth, without seeing, and causeth it to fall upon him, and he dieth, and he is not his enemy, nor seeking his evil;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Six Cities of Refuge
22But if anyone pushes a person suddenly, without hostility, or throws an object at him unintentionally, 23or without looking drops a heavy stone that kills him, but he was not an enemy and did not intend to harm him, 24then the congregation must judge between the slayer and the avenger of blood according to these ordinances.…

Cross References
Numbers 35:22
But if anyone pushes a person suddenly, without hostility, or throws an object at him unintentionally,

Numbers 35:24
then the congregation must judge between the slayer and the avenger of blood according to these ordinances.


Treasury of Scripture

Or with any stone, with which a man may die, seeing him not, and cast it on him, that he die, and was not his enemy, neither sought his harm:













Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
or
א֣וֹ (’ōw)
Conjunction
Strong's 176: Desire, if

without
בְּלֹ֣א (bə·lō)
Preposition-b | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

looking
רְא֔וֹת (rə·’ō·wṯ)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 7200: To see

drops
וַיַּפֵּ֥ל (way·yap·pêl)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5307: To fall, lie

a heavy stone
אֶ֜בֶן (’e·ḇen)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 68: A stone

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

but he
וְהוּא֙ (wə·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

was not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

an enemy
אוֹיֵ֣ב (’ō·w·yêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 341: Hating, an adversary

and did not
וְלֹ֥א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

intend
מְבַקֵּ֖שׁ (mə·ḇaq·qêš)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 1245: To search out, to strive after

to harm him,
רָעָתֽוֹ׃ (rā·‘ā·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7451: Bad, evil


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