New Living Translation The victim’s nearest relative is responsible for putting the murderer to death. Verse 26: "But if the one who killed shall at any time come outside the border of the city of his refuge to which he had fled, and if the avenger of blood finds him outside the borders of the city of his refuge, and if the avenger of blood kills the slayer, he shall not be guilty of blood…. Lev. Deuteronomy 19:6 Otherwise, the avenger of blood might pursue him in a rage, overtake him if the distance is too great, and kill him even though he is not deserving of death, since he did it to his neighbor without malice aforethought. read more. In Minikin Capital, a city overrun by murder and corruption, God calls on a man to assume the role of the biblical Avenger of Blood - an instrument to take vengeance on those who prey on the innocent. Then the king said to the woman, "Go to your house, and I will give orders concerning you." For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org. What a name for a prayer strategy! Joshua 20:5 Context. For He who requires blood remembers them; He does not forget the cry of the afflicted. John 6:44 No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day. The story of the Tekoite woman involved a plea for King David to stop the actions of the avenger of blood (2 Samuel 14:8–11). Verse Review from Treasury of Scripure Knowledge Lest the avenger of the blood pursue the slayer, while his heart is hot, and overtake him, because the way is long, and slay him; whereas he was not worthy of death, inasmuch as he hated him not in time past. The woman of Tekoa said to the king, "O my lord, the king, the iniquity is on me and my father's house, but the king and his throne are guiltless." Then in verse 2, they begin to praise him for his right judgements. Guess what? The assembly is to protect the one who kills someone from the hand of the avenger of blood. If he pushed him of hatred, or threw something at him lying in wait and as a result he died, or if he struck him down with his hand in enmity, and as a result he died, the one who struck him shall surely be put to death, he is a murderer; the blood avenger shall put the murderer to death when he meets him. 'The congregation shall deliver the manslayer from the hand of the blood avenger, and the congregation shall restore him to his city of refuge to which he fled; and he shall live in it until the death of the high priest who was anointed with the holy oil. The avenger of blood (verses 12, 19) was usually a blood-relative of the manslaughter victim. Now if the avenger of blood pursues him, then they shall not deliver the manslayer into his hand, because he struck his neighbor without premeditation and did not hate him beforehand. If he pushed him of hatred, or threw something at him lying in wait and as a result he died. ... Verse 8 of Isaiah 63 says, “For it is the day of the Lord’s vengeance (revenge), and the year of recompenses (reward) for the controversy (contest) of Zion.” Wow! The avenger of blood shall himself put the murderer to death; when he meets him, he shall put him to death. Then the manslayer shall return to his own city and to his own house, to the city from which he fled.’”, Then she said, “Please let the king remember the. By putting the murderer to death (Num. By david. ‘But if he pushed him suddenly without enmity, or threw something at him without lying in wait. “But if there is a man who hates his neighbor and lies in wait for him and rises up against him and strikes him so that he dies, and he flees to one of these cities. The blood avenger himself shall put the murderer to death; he shall put him to death when he meets him. Then the king said to the woman, "Go to your house, and I will give orders concerning you." Thus they will extinguish my coal which is left, so as to leave my husband neither name nor remnant on the face of the earth." 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.read more.The blood avenger himself shall put the murderer to death; he shall put him to death when he meets him. "Your maidservant had two sons, but the two of them struggled together in the field, and there was no one to separate them, so one struck the other and killed him. “Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘Designate the cities of refuge, of which I spoke to you through Moses. The cities which you are to give shall be your six cities of refuge. You shall give three cities across the Jordan and three cities in the land of Canaan; they are to be cities of refuge. Wow. You shall give three cities across the Jordan and three cities in the land of Canaan; they are to be cities of refuge. These six cities shall be for refuge for the sons of Israel, and for the alien and for the sojourner among them; that anyone who kills a person unintentionally may flee there. goel, from verb gaal, "to be near of kin," "to redeem"), the nearest relative of a murdered person. But after the death of the high priest the manslayer shall return to the land of his possession. Let there be known among the nations in our sight. "So innocent blood will not be shed in the midst of your land which the LORD your God gives you as an inheritance, and bloodguiltiness be on you. "If the LORD your God enlarges your territory, just as He has sworn to your fathers, and gives you all the land which He promised to give your fathers-- if you carefully observe all this commandment which I command you today, to love the LORD your God, and to walk in His ways always--then you shall add three more cities for yourself, besides these three. These six cities shall be for refuge for the sons of Israel, and for the alien and for the sojourner among them; that anyone who kills a person unintentionally may flee there. The king said to her, "What is your trouble?" This is perhaps why Cain feared for his life after slaying Abel ( Gen 4:14 ), and why Lamech justified himself ( Gen 4:23 , 24 ). "Whoever sheds man's blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For in the image of God He made man. "If the LORD your God enlarges your territory, just as He has sworn to your fathers, and gives you all the land which He promised to give your fathers-- if you carefully observe all this commandment which I command you today, to love the LORD your God, and to walk in His ways always--then you shall add three more cities for yourself, besides these three. Avenger of Blood. The one responsible in OT law for carrying out the death penalty in the case of murder, usually, the murdered person’s next of kin. goel, from verb gaal, "to be near of kin," "to redeem"), the nearest relative of a murdered person. Numbers 35:12,21,24,27 And they shall be unto you cities for refuge from the avenger; that the manslayer die not, until he stand before the congregation in judgment…, Deuteronomy 19:6,12 Lest the avenger of the blood pursue the slayer, while his heart is hot, and overtake him, because the way is long, and slay him; whereas he was not worthy of death, inasmuch as he hated him not in time past…, Joshua 20:3,5 That the slayer that killeth any person unawares and unwittingly may flee thither: and they shall be your refuge from the avenger of blood…, Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct, Blood, of man, an animal, the juice of the grape, bloodshed, Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular, Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular, Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular, To impinge, by accident, violence, by importunity, Pronoun - third person masculine singular, Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular, OT Law: Numbers 35:19 The avenger of blood shall himself put (Nu Num.) and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, will You refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who dwell on the earth?”, because His judgments are true and righteous; for He has judged the great harlot who was corrupting the earth with her immorality, and He has avenged the blood of His bond-servants on her.”. Sign up for The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. But if the manslayer at any time goes beyond the border of his city of refuge to which he may flee, and the blood avenger finds him outside the border of his city of refuge, and the blood avenger kills the manslayer, he will not be guilty of blood. It is time to be rewarded for the contest we have been in … "Therefore, I command you, saying, 'You shall set aside three cities for yourself.' 13 [A. V. 12]). This Old Testament Type of the Avenger of Blood is also fulfilled, as might be expected, by Jesus Christ the Lord. Avenger of blood : (Heb. 'But if he pushed him suddenly without enmity, or threw something at him without lying in wait, 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, then the congregation shall judge between the slayer and the blood avenger according to these ordinances. Such a stern system, however, could not, of course, survive unmodified after the community had begun to advance from the purely savage state. In the book of Genesis which is the first book of our ancient text, Elohim gives us His view of murder. Then the Lord spoke to Joshua, saying, “Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘Designate the cities of refuge, of which I spoke to you through Moses, that the manslayer who kills any person unintentionally, without premeditation, may flee there, and they shall become your refuge from the avenger of blood.read more.He shall flee to one of these cities, and shall stand at the entrance of the gate of the city and state his case in the hearing of the elders of that city; and they shall take him into the city to them and give him a place, so that he may dwell among them. “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘When you cross the Jordan into the land of Canaan, then you shall select for yourselves cities to be your cities of refuge, that the manslayer who has killed any person unintentionally may flee there. "Behold, You have driven me this day from the face of the ground; and from Your face I will be hidden, and I will be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me." The avenger of blood is the Goel Hadam. Then she said, “Please let the king remember the Lord your God, so that the avenger of blood will not continue to destroy, otherwise they will destroy my son.” And he said, “As the Lord lives, not one hair of your son shall fall to the ground.”, “Rejoice, O nations, with His people;For He will avenge the blood of His servants,And will render vengeance on His adversaries,And will atone for His land and His people.”. 12 Then the elders of his city shall send and fetch him thence, and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die. "You shall not pity him, but you shall purge the blood of the innocent from Israel, that it may go well with you. Country of origin: United States Location: San Jose, California (early); Las Vegas, Nevada (later) Status: Active Formed in: 2002 Genre: Thrash/Speed Metal Lyrical themes: Apocalypse/Post-Apocalyptic themes Current label: Unsigned/independent Years active: … then the elders of his city shall send and take him from there and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die. Then God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the men of Shechem; and the men of Shechem dealt treacherously with Abimelech, so that the violence done to the seventy sons of Jerubbaal might come, and their blood might be laid on Abimelech their brother, who killed them, and on the men of Shechem, who strengthened his hands to kill his brothers. If he struck him down with a stone in the hand, by which he will die, and as a result he died, he is a murderer; the murderer shall surely be put to death. "You shall not pity him, but you shall purge the blood of the innocent from Israel, that it may go well with you. Redemption involves the securing of release by the payment of a price. as when a man goes into the forest with his friend to cut wood, and his hand swings the axe to cut down the tree, and the iron head slips off the handle and strikes his friend so that he dies—he may flee to one of these cities and live; otherwise the avenger of blood might pursue the manslayer in the heat of his anger, and overtake him, because the way is long, and take his life, though he was not deserving of death, since he had not hated him previously. Then she said, "Please let the king remember the LORD your God, so that the avenger of blood will not continue to destroy, otherwise they will destroy my son " And he said, "As the LORD lives, not one hair of your son shall fall to the ground. A person who is authorized by law, or who is duty-bound, to kill a murderer is called go'el ha-dam – usually translated as an avenger of blood, but more accurately to be rendered as a redeemer of blood (cf. 35:33). Avenger of Blood: (Heb. 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. 20 And if he pushed him out of hatred or hurled something at him, f lying 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. 'But if he pushed him suddenly without enmity, or threw something at him without lying in wait, 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, then the congregation shall judge between the slayer and the blood avenger according to these ordinances. 25:25; Ruth 3:12; I Kings 16:11). Protection from the avenger of blood . 'But if the manslayer at any time goes beyond the border of his city of refuge to which he may flee, and the blood avenger finds him outside the border of his city of refuge, and the blood avenger kills the manslayer, he will not be guilty of blood because he should have remained in his city of refuge until the death of the high priest. "But if there is a man who hates his neighbor and lies in wait for him and rises up against him and strikes him so that he dies, and he flees to one of these cities, then the elders of his city shall send and take him from there and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die. Now if the avenger of blood pursues him, then they shall not deliver the manslayer into his hand, because he struck his neighbor without premeditation and did not hate him beforehand. He is a murderer. ‘But if he struck him down with an iron object, so that he died, he is a murderer; the murderer shall surely be put to death. He shall dwell in that city until he stands before the congregation for judgment, until the death of the one who is high priest in those days. “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘When you cross the Jordan into the land of Canaan. Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?”Let there be known among the nations in our sight,Vengeance for the blood of Your servants which has been shed. The avenger of blood shall himself put the murderer to death; when he meets him, he shall put him to death. 7310 avenger of blood. “Now this is the case of the manslayer who may flee there and live: when he kills his friend unintentionally, not hating him previously—. 15:51 Isaiah 54 verse, verse 8. read more. The crowds in heaven first praised God for his powerful acts and for his wonderful character (verse 1). "Therefore, I command you, saying, 'You shall set aside three cities for yourself.' The Avenger of Blood, then, was regarded as the representative, not only of the murdered man's family, but of Yhwh Himself, who was the highest avenger (Ps. Numbers 35:9 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment. Avenger of the Blood. So the LORD said to him, "Therefore whoever kills Cain, vengeance will be taken on him sevenfold " And the LORD appointed a sign for Cain, so that no one finding him would slay him. 'The blood avenger himself shall put the murderer to death; he shall put him to death when he meets him. "Now behold, the whole family has risen against your maidservant, and they say, 'Hand over the one who struck his brother, that we may put him to death for the life of his brother whom he killed, and destroy the heir also.' that the manslayer who kills any person unintentionally, without premeditation, may flee there, and they shall become your refuge from the avenger of blood. Link panels (synchronize references) Go to table of contents Single column Stretch across both columns ... We’ll send you a new verse every day to download or share. Thus they will extinguish my coal which is left, so as to leave my husband neither name nor remnant on the face of the earth." They declare that his judgements are correct and proper. A. 'But if the manslayer at any time goes beyond the border of his city of refuge to which he may flee, and the blood avenger finds him outside the border of his city of refuge, and the blood avenger kills the manslayer, he will not be guilty of blood because he should have remained in his city of refuge until the death of the high priest. Deuteronomy 19:10 "That innocent blood be not shed in thy land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee [for] an inheritance, and [so] blood be upon thee." Then the manslayer shall return to his own city and to his own house, to the city from which he fled.’”, If Cain is avenged sevenfold,Then Lamech seventy-sevenfold.”. Joshua 20:5 "And if the avenger of blood pursue after him, then they shall not deliver the slayer up into his hand; because he smote his neighbor unwittingly, and hated him not beforetime." Hadam is translated as the blood and refers to that which when shed causes death. Nu 35:16-21 See also Nu 35:26-27; Dt 19:11-12. A. goel, from verb gaal, “to be near of kin,” “to redeem”), the nearest relative of a murdered person. The avenger of blood concept also figures into the account of King Amaziah, who put to death the officials who had assassinated his father (2 Kings 14:5–6). "But if there is a man who hates his neighbor and lies in wait for him and rises up against him and strikes him so that he dies, and he flees to one of these cities, then the elders of his city shall send and take him from there and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die. So the king said, "Whoever speaks to you, bring him to me, and he will not touch you anymore." His assignment from the family was to protect the family's rights and to avenge the family's loss of the killed person. 6 Lest the avenger of the blood pursue the slayer, while his heart is hot, and overtake him, because the way is long, and slay him; whereas he was not worthy of death, inasmuch as he hated him not in time past. 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