Blameless; innocent.

And if men strive together, and one smite another with a stone, or with his fist, and he die not, but keepeth his bed: If he rise again, and walk abroad upon his staff, then shall he that smote him be QUIT: only he shall pay for the loss of his time, and shall cause him to be thoroughly healed. ( Exodus 21:18-19 )

Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

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"Entry for 'Quit'". A King James Dictionary.



Same derivation as "quiet," so that "to be quit" (Exodus 21:19,28; Joshua 2:20 the King James Version) is "to be relieved of responsibility," naqah, naqi, "guiltless" (so the Revised Version (British and American) Joshua 2:20). Hence, "to quit one's self" means "to be freed by discharging a duty." The phrase in English Versions of the Bible, however, is a gloss for in 1 Samuel 4:9 it is used for hayah, "to be," while in 1 Corinthians 16:13 andrizomai, means "to behave like a man."

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'QUIT'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.