“But if he strikes him suddenly, without enmity, or throws anything at him unintentionally,
And I will put hostility 1 between you and the woman and between your offspring and her offspring; 2 her offspring will attack 3 your head, and 4 you 5 will attack her offspring’s heel.” 6
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.
“This is what the sovereign Lord says: ‘The Philistines 1 have exacted merciless revenge, 2 showing intense scorn 3 in their effort to destroy Judah 4 with unrelenting hostility. 5
“‘You have shown unrelenting hostility and poured the people of Israel onto the blades of a sword 1 at the time of their calamity, at the time of their final punishment.