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Numbers 35:16

    Numbers 35:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But if he smote him with an instrument of iron, so that he died, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But if a man gives another man a blow with an iron instrument, causing his death, he is a taker of life and is certainly to be put to death.

    Webster's Revision

    But if he smote him with an instrument of iron, so that he died, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But if he smote him with an instrument of iron, so that he died, he is a manslayer: the manslayer shall surely be put to death.

    Definitions for Numbers 35:16

    Smite - To strike; beat.

    Barnes' Notes on Numbers 35:16

    The sense is: Inasmuch as to take another man's life by any means whatsoever is murder, and exposes the murderer to the penalty of retaliation; so, if the deed is done in hostility, it is in truth actual murder, and the murderer shall be slain; but if it be not done in hostility, then the congregation shall interpose to stop the avenger's hand.

    Wesley's Notes on Numbers 35:16

    35:16 If he smite him - Wittingly and wilfully, though not with premeditated malice. He shall be put to death - Yea though he were fled into the city of refuge.