New International Version
"Cursed is anyone who accepts a bribe to kill an innocent person." Then all the people shall say, "Amen!"
King James Bible
Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Darby Bible Translation
Cursed be he that taketh reward to smite mortally [shedding] innocent blood! And all the people shall say, Amen.
World English Bible
'Cursed is he who takes a bribe to kill an innocent person.' All the people shall say, 'Amen.'
Young's Literal Translation
Cursed is he who is taking a bribe to smite a person, innocent blood, -- and all the people have said, Amen.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The blind to wander out of the way - A sin against the sixth commandment. See on Exodus 20:13 (note).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Take heed, and hearken, O Israel; this day thou art become the people of the Lord thy God. Thou shalt therefore obey the voice of the Lord thy God, and do his commandments.' Deut 27: 9, 10. What is the duty which God requireth of man? Obedience to his revealed will. It is not enough to hear God's voice, but we must obey. Obedience is a part of the honour we owe to God. If then I be a Father, where is my honour?' Mal 1: 6. Obedience carries in it the life-blood of religion. Obey the voice of the Lord …
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments
Gilgal, in Deuteronomy 11:30 what the Place Was.
Have nothing to do with a false charge and do not put an innocent or honest person to death, for I will not acquit the guilty.
"'Do not go about spreading slander among your people. "'Do not do anything that endangers your neighbor's life. I am the LORD.
For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes.
God did this in order that the crime against Jerub-Baal's seventy sons, the shedding of their blood, might be avenged on their brother Abimelek and on the citizens of Shechem, who had helped him murder his brothers.
who lends money to the poor without interest; who does not accept a bribe against the innocent. Whoever does these things will never be shaken.
In you are people who accept bribes to shed blood; you take interest and make a profit from the poor. You extort unjust gain from your neighbors. And you have forgotten me, declares the Sovereign LORD.
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