Deuteronomy 27:24; Exodus 21:12; Exodus 21:14; Numbers 35:16–21

24 nCursed be anyone who strikes down his neighbor in secret. And all the people shall say, Amen.


12 nWhoever strikes a man so that he dies shall be put to death.


14 But if a man willfully attacks another to kill him by cunning, qyou shall take him from my altar, that he may die.


16 dBut if he struck him down with an iron object, so that he died, he is a murderer. The murderer shall be put to death. 17 And if he struck him down with a stone tool that could cause death, and he died, he is a murderer. The murderer shall be put to death. 18 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. 19 eThe avenger of blood shall himself put the murderer to death; when he meets him, he shall put him to death. 20 And if he pushed him out of hatred or hurled something at him, flying in wait, so that he died, 21 or in enmity struck him down with his hand, so that he died, then he who struck the blow shall be put to death. He is a murderer. eThe avenger of blood shall put the murderer to death when he meets him.