19:5 Suppose he goes with someone else7 to the forest to cut wood and when he raises the ax8 to cut the tree, the ax head flies loose9 from the handle and strikes10 his fellow worker11 so hard that he dies. The person responsible12 may then flee to one of these cities to save himself.13
tn Heb “and he raises his hand with the iron.”
tn Heb “the iron slips off.”
tn Heb “finds.”
tn Heb “his neighbor.”
tn Heb “he”; the referent (the person responsible for his friend’s death) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
tn Heb “and live.”