Parallel Verses

King James Version

But if a man come presumptuously upon his neighbour, to slay him with guile; thou shalt take him from mine altar, that he may die.

New American Standard Bible

If, however, a man acts presumptuously toward his neighbor, so as to kill him craftily, you are to take him even from My altar, that he may die.

Holman Bible

If a person schemes and willfully acts against his neighbor to murder him, you must take him from My altar to be put to death.

International Standard Version

If a man acts deliberately against his neighbor, to kill him by treachery, you are to take him to die even if he's at my altar.

A Conservative Version

And if a man comes presumptuously upon his neighbor, to kill him with guile, thou shall take him from my altar, that he may die.

American Standard Version

And if a man come presumptuously upon his neighbor, to slay him with guile; thou shalt take him from mine altar, that he may die.

Amplified

But if a man acts intentionally against another and kills him by [design through] treachery, you are to take him from My altar [to which he may have fled for protection], so that he may be put to death.

Bible in Basic English

But if a man makes an attack on his neighbour on purpose, to put him to death by deceit, you are to take him from my altar and put him to death.

Darby Translation

But if a man act wantonly toward his neighbour, and slay him with guile, thou shalt take him from mine altar, that he may die.

Julia Smith Translation

And if a man shall act proudly against his friend to kill him with craftiness, from mine altar shalt thou take him to die.

King James 2000

But if a man comes presumptuously upon his neighbor, to slay him with guile; you shall take him from my altar, that he may die.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But if a man schemes against his neighbor to kill him by treachery, you will take him from my altar to die.

Modern King James verseion

But if a man comes presumptuously upon his neighbor to slay him with guile, you shall take him from My altar, so that he may die.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If a man come presumptuously upon his neighbor and slay him with guile, thou shalt take him from mine altar that he die.

NET Bible

But if a man willfully attacks his neighbor to kill him cunningly, you will take him even from my altar that he may die.

New Heart English Bible

If a man schemes and comes presumptuously on his neighbor to kill him, you shall take him from my altar, that he may die.

The Emphasized Bible

But, when a man shall act presumptuously against his neighbour to slay him with guile, from mine altar, shalt thou take him to die.

Webster

But if a man shall come presumptuously upon his neighbor, to slay him with guile; thou shalt take him from my altar, that he may die.

World English Bible

If a man schemes and comes presumptuously on his neighbor to kill him, you shall take him from my altar, that he may die.

Youngs Literal Translation

'And when a man doth presume against his neighbour to slay him with subtilty, from Mine altar thou dost take him to die.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But if a man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

זיד זוּד 
Zuwd 
Usage: 10

to slay
הרג 
Harag 
Usage: 166

him with guile
ערמה 
`ormah 
Usage: 5

thou shalt take
לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

מזבּח 
Mizbeach 
Usage: 401

Context Readings

Laws About Personal Injury

13 And if a man lie not in wait, but God deliver him into his hand; then I will appoint thee a place whither he shall flee. 14 But if a man come presumptuously upon his neighbour, to slay him with guile; thou shalt take him from mine altar, that he may die. 15 And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death.


Cross References

1 Kings 2:28-34

Then tidings came to Joab: for Joab had turned after Adonijah, though he turned not after Absalom. And Joab fled unto the tabernacle of the LORD, and caught hold on the horns of the altar.

Hebrews 10:26

For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,

Numbers 15:30-31

But the soul that doeth ought presumptuously, whether he be born in the land, or a stranger, the same reproacheth the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

Numbers 35:20-21

But if he thrust him of hatred, or hurl at him by laying of wait, that he die;

Deuteronomy 1:43

So I spake unto you; and ye would not hear, but rebelled against the commandment of the LORD, and went presumptuously up into the hill.

Deuteronomy 17:12-13

And the man that will do presumptuously, and will not hearken unto the priest that standeth to minister there before the LORD thy God, or unto the judge, even that man shall die: and thou shalt put away the evil from Israel.

Deuteronomy 18:22

When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.

Deuteronomy 19:11-13

But if any man hate his neighbour, and lie in wait for him, and rise up against him, and smite him mortally that he die, and fleeth into one of these cities:

Deuteronomy 27:24

Cursed be he that smiteth his neighbour secretly. And all the people shall say, Amen.

2 Samuel 3:27

And when Abner was returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside in the gate to speak with him quietly, and smote him there under the fifth rib, that he died, for the blood of Asahel his brother.

2 Samuel 20:9-10

And Joab said to Amasa, Art thou in health, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand to kiss him.

1 Kings 1:50-51

And Adonijah feared because of Solomon, and arose, and went, and caught hold on the horns of the altar.

2 Kings 11:15

But Jehoiada the priest commanded the captains of the hundreds, the officers of the host, and said unto them, Have her forth without the ranges: and him that followeth her kill with the sword. For the priest had said, Let her not be slain in the house of the LORD.

Psalm 19:13

Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.

2 Peter 2:10

But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.

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