Treasury of Scripture 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.
In time past
You will have the cities as a refuge from the avenger, so that the one who kills someone will not die until he stands trial before the assembly.
And if the avenger of blood pursues him, they must not hand the one who committed manslaughter over to him, for he killed his neighbor accidentally and did not hate him beforehand.
2 Samuel 14:7
Now the whole clan has risen up against your servant and said, ‘Hand over the one who killed his brother so we may put him to death for the life of the brother he murdered. We will destroy the heir!’ They would extinguish my one remaining ember by not preserving my husband’s name or posterity on earth.”
“If anyone is found guilty of an offense deserving the death penalty and is executed, and you hang his body on a tree,
But know for certain that if you put me to death, you will bring innocent blood
on yourselves, on this city, and on its residents, for it is certain the Lord has sent me to speak all these things directly to you.”
In time past
“Here is the law concerning a case of someone who kills a person and flees there to save his life, having killed his neighbor accidentally without previously hating him:
The avenger of blood himself is to kill the murderer; when he finds him, he is to kill him.