Deuteronomy 21:7
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English Standard Version
and they shall testify, ‘Our hands did not shed this blood, nor did our eyes see it shed.

King James Bible
And they shall answer and say, Our hands have not shed this blood, neither have our eyes seen it.

American Standard Version
and they shall answer and say, Our hands have not shed this blood, neither have our eyes seen it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And shall say: Our hands did not shed this blood, nor did our eyes see it.

English Revised Version
and they shall answer and say, Our hands have not shed this blood, neither have our eyes seen it.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they shall answer and say, Our hands have not shed this blood, neither have our eyes seen it.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Expiation of a Murder Committed by an Unknown Hand. - Deuteronomy 21:1 and Deuteronomy 21:2. If any one was found lying in a field in the land of Israel (נפל fallen, then lying, Judges 3:25; Judges 4:22), having been put to death without its being known who had killed him (וגו נודע לא, a circumstantial clause, attached without a copula, see Ewald, 341, b. 3), the elders and judges, sc., of the neighbouring towns, - the former as representatives of the communities, the latter as administrators of right, - were to go out and measure to the towns which lay round about the slain man, i.e., measure the distance of the body from the towns that were lying round about, to ascertain first of all which was the nearest town.

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Cross References
Numbers 35:33
You shall not pollute the land in which you live, for blood pollutes the land, and no atonement can be made for the land for the blood that is shed in it, except by the blood of the one who shed it.

Deuteronomy 21:6
And all the elders of that city nearest to the slain man shall wash their hands over the heifer whose neck was broken in the valley,

Deuteronomy 21:8
Accept atonement, O LORD, for your people Israel, whom you have redeemed, and do not set the guilt of innocent blood in the midst of your people Israel, so that their blood guilt be atoned for.'

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