Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
"All the elders of that city which is nearest to the slain man shall wash their hands over the heifer whose neck was broken in the valley;
King James Bible
And all the elders of that city, that are
next unto the slain man
, shall wash their hands over the heifer that is beheaded in the valley:
Holman Christian Standard Bible
All the elders of the city nearest to the victim will wash their hands by the stream over the young cow whose neck has been broken.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
wash their hands Washing the hands was anciently a symbolical action, denoting that the person was innocent of the crime in question.
Job 9:30 If I wash myself with snow water, and make my hands never so clean;
Psalm 19:12 Who can understand his errors? cleanse you me from secret faults.
Psalm 26:6 I will wash my hands in innocence: so will I compass your altar, O LORD:
Psalm 51:2,7,14 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin…
Psalm 73:13 Truly I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocence.
Jeremiah 2:22 For though you wash you with nitre, and take you much soap, yet your …
Matthew 27:24,25 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a …
Hebrews 9:10 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal …
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