Deuteronomy 21:8
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English Standard Version
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.’

King James Bible
Be merciful, O LORD, unto thy people Israel, whom thou hast redeemed, and lay not innocent blood unto thy people of Israel's charge. And the blood shall be forgiven them.

American Standard Version
Forgive, O Jehovah, thy people Israel, whom thou hast redeemed, and suffer not innocent blood to remain in the midst of thy people Israel. And the blood shall be forgiven them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be merciful to thy people Israel, whom thou hast redeemed, O Lord, and lay not innocent blood to their charge, in the midst of thy people Israel. And the guilt of blood shall be taken from them:

English Revised Version
Forgive, O LORD, thy people Israel, whom thou hast redeemed, and suffer not innocent blood to remain in the midst of thy people Israel. And the blood shall be forgiven them.

Webster's Bible Translation
Be merciful, O LORD, to thy people Israel, whom thou hast redeemed, and lay not innocent blood to the charge of thy people Israel. And the blood shall be forgiven them.

Deuteronomy 21:8 Parallel
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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.

Deuteronomy 21:8 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

lay not

Numbers 35:33 So you shall not pollute the land wherein you are: for blood it defiles the land...

2 Samuel 3:28 And afterward when David heard it, he said...

2 Kings 24:4 And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the LORD would not pardon.

Psalm 19:12 Who can understand his errors? cleanse you me from secret faults.

Jeremiah 26:15 But know you for certain, that if you put me to death, you shall surely bring innocent blood on yourselves, and on this city...

Ezekiel 23:3,24,25 And they committed prostitutions in Egypt; they committed prostitutions in their youth: there were their breasts pressed...

Jonah 1:14 Why they cried to the LORD, and said, We beseech you, O LORD, we beseech you, let us not perish for this man's life...

Matthew 23:35 That on you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth...

1 Thessalonians 2:15,16 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men...

unto thy people [heb] in the midst

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.

Numbers 35:34
You shall not defile the land in which you live, in the midst of which I dwell, for I the LORD dwell in the midst of the people of Israel."

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

1 Kings 2:31
The king replied to him, "Do as he has said, strike him down and bury him, and thus take away from me and from my father's house the guilt for the blood that Joab shed without cause.

Jonah 1:14
Therefore they called out to the LORD, "O LORD, let us not perish for this man's life, and lay not on us innocent blood, for you, O LORD, have done as it pleased you."

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