35:16 “But if he hits someone with an iron tool so that he dies, 1 he is a murderer. The murderer must surely be put to death.
35:18 Or if he strikes him with a wooden hand weapon so that he could die, and he dies, he is a murderer. The murderer must surely be put to death.
35:21 or with enmity he strikes him with his hand and he dies, the one who struck him must surely be put to death, for he is a murderer. The avenger of blood must kill the murderer when he meets him.
35:31 Moreover, you must not accept a ransom for the life of a murderer who is guilty of death; he must surely be put to death.
1 tn the verb is the preterite of “die.” The sentence has :“if…he strikes him and he dies.” The vav (ו) consecutive is showing the natural result of the blow.