Numbers 35 :16

Numbers 35 :16 Translations

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.

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 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

And if he shall smite him with an instrument of iron, so that he shall die, 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.

Clarke's Commentary on Numbers 35 :16

Barnes' Commentary 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 Commentary 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.
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