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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Deuteronomy 19



Verse 1

When. Compare Numbers 35:10, Numbers 35:11. succeedeth = dispossessest.

Verse 2

three cities. Compare Numbers 35:14.

Verse 3

coasts = borders, or confines.

Verse 4

ignorantly. Compare Exodus 21:12.

Verse 5

As when. Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Species), App-6, one example put for every kind.

head. Hebrew = Iron.

helve = handle. Hebrew = wood, which may mean the handle or the tree.

Verse 6

avenger = kinsman avenger.

slay him = slay his soul. Hebrew. nephesh (App-13), i.e. take his life.

Verse 8

as = according as.

Verse 9

this day. See note on Deuteronomy 4:26.

add. Done by Joshua, Ch. Deuteronomy 20:7, Deuteronomy 20:8.

Verse 10

blood = guilt. Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), the blood shed put for guilt incurred.

Verse 11

man. Hebrew. "ish. App-14. Case of presumption.

hate. Compare Exodus 21:14.

smite him mortally = smite his soul. Hebrew. nephesh (App-13) = take his life. Compare Deuteronomy 19:6.

Verse 12

blood = murder. Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6. Compare Deuteronomy 19:10.

Verse 13

put away, & c. See note on Deuteronomy 13:5.

Verse 14

not remove. Compare Deuteronomy 27:17. Hosea 5:10. Proverbs 22:28.

landmark. Not to be removed: but ""stumbling-blocks" to be taken out of the way". Leviticus 19:14. Isaiah 57:14. Romans 14:13.

Verse 15

One witness. Compare Deuteronomy 17:6.

Verse 16

a false witness. Compare Exodus 23:1, and Deuteronomy 19:16.

Verse 17

before. Some codices, with Samaritan Pentateuch, Septuagint, and Syriac, read "even before".

Verse 18

diligent. See note on Deuteronomy 13:14.

Verse 20

evil. See App-44.

Verse 21

eye. Figure of speech Prosopopoeia (App-6).

life = soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13. Compare Exodus 21:23-25.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 19:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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