Homicide | Bible Topics

Homicide

  • Distinguished from murder.

    Exodus 21:13-14 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.

  • JUSTIFIABLE, DESCRIBED AS
    • Killing persons condemned by law.

      Genesis 9:6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.

      Exodus 35:2 Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death.

      Leviticus 24:16 And he that blasphemeth the name of the LORD, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemeth the name of the LORD, shall be put to death.

    • See HOMICIDE in the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

    • Killing a thief in the night.

      Exodus 22:2 If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him.

    • Killing enemies in battle.

      Numbers 31:7-8 And they warred against the Midianites, as the LORD commanded Moses; and they slew all the males. 8 And they slew the kings of Midian, beside the rest of them that were slain; namely, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, five kings of Midian: Balaam also the son of Beor they slew with the sword.

    • Killing a manslayer by next of kin.

      Numbers 35:27 And the revenger of blood find him without the borders of the city of his refuge, and the revenger of blood kill the slayer; he shall not be guilty of blood:

    Bible concordance for HOMICIDE

  • UNJUSTIFIABLE, DESCRIBED AS
    • Killing without enmity.

      Numbers 35:22 But if he thrust him suddenly without enmity, or have cast upon him any thing without laying of wait,

    • Killing without lying in wait.

      Exodus 21:13 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.

      Numbers 35:22 But if he thrust him suddenly without enmity, or have cast upon him any thing without laying of wait,

    • See Homicide in McClintock and Strong.

    • Killing by accident.

      Numbers 35:23 Or with any stone, wherewith a man may die, seeing him not, and cast it upon him, that he die, and was not his enemy, neither sought his harm:

      Deuteronomy 19:5 As when a man goeth into the wood with his neighbour to hew wood, and his hand fetcheth a stroke with the axe to cut down the tree, and the head slippeth from the helve, and lighteth upon his neighbour, that he die; he shall flee unto one of those cities, and live:

  • The avenger of blood might slay those guilty of unjustifiable.

    Numbers 35:19 The revenger of blood himself shall slay the murderer: when he meeteth him, he shall slay him.

    Numbers 35:27 And the revenger of blood find him without the borders of the city of his refuge, and the revenger of blood kill the slayer; he shall not be guilty of blood:

  • Protection afforded in the cities of refuge to those guilty of unjustifiable.

    Numbers 35:11 Then ye shall appoint you cities to be cities of refuge for you; that the slayer may flee thither, which killeth any person at unawares.

    Numbers 35:15 These six cities shall be a refuge, both for the children of Israel, and for the stranger, and for the sojourner among them: that every one that killeth any person unawares may flee thither.

  • Confinement in the city of refuge the punishment for unjustifiable.

    Numbers 35:25 And the congregation shall deliver the slayer out of the hand of the revenger of blood, and the congregation shall restore him to the city of his refuge, whither he was fled: and he shall abide in it unto the death of the high priest, which was anointed with the holy oil.

    Numbers 35:28 Because he should have remained in the city of his refuge until the death of the high priest: but after the death of the high priest the slayer shall return into the land of his possession.

 
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