Deuteronomy 19:10
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New International Version
Do this so that innocent blood will not be shed in your land, which the LORD your God is giving you as your inheritance, and so that you will not be guilty of bloodshed.

New Living Translation
That way you will prevent the death of innocent people in the land the LORD your God is giving you as your special possession. You will not be held responsible for the death of innocent people.

English Standard Version
lest innocent blood be shed in your land that the LORD your God is giving you for an inheritance, and so the guilt of bloodshed be upon you.

New American Standard Bible
"So innocent blood will not be shed in the midst of your land which the LORD your God gives you as an inheritance, and bloodguiltiness be on you.

King James Bible
That innocent blood be not shed in thy land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and so blood be upon thee.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In this way, innocent blood will not be shed, and you will not become guilty of bloodshed in the land the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance.

International Standard Version
You must not shed innocent blood on your land that the LORD your God is about to give you as an inheritance. Otherwise, you'll be guilty of murder."

NET Bible
You must not shed innocent blood in your land that the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, for that would make you guilty.

New Heart English Bible
that innocent blood not be shed in the midst of your land, which the LORD your God gives you for an inheritance, and so blood be on you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That way, innocent people won't be killed in the land that the LORD your God is giving you, and you won't be guilty of murder.

JPS Tanakh 1917
that innocent blood be not shed in the midst of thy land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and so blood be upon thee.

New American Standard 1977
“So innocent blood will not be shed in the midst of your land which the LORD your God gives you as an inheritance, and bloodguiltiness be on you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
that innocent blood not be shed in thy land, which the LORD thy God gives thee for an inheritance, and the blood shall not be upon thee.

King James 2000 Bible
That innocent blood be not shed in your land, which the LORD your God gives you for an inheritance, and so blood be upon you.

American King James Version
That innocent blood be not shed in your land, which the LORD your God gives you for an inheritance, and so blood be on you.

American Standard Version
that innocent blood be not shed in the midst of thy land, which Jehovah thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and so blood be upon thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That innocent blood may not be shed in the midst of the land which the Lord thy God will give thee to possess, lest thou be guilty of blood.

Darby Bible Translation
that innocent blood be not shed in the midst of thy land which Jehovah thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and blood come not upon thee.

English Revised Version
that innocent blood be not shed in the midst of thy land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and so blood be upon thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
That innocent blood may not be shed in thy land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and so blood be upon thee.

World English Bible
that innocent blood not be shed in the midst of your land, which Yahweh your God gives you for an inheritance, and so blood be on you.

Young's Literal Translation
and innocent blood is not shed in the midst of thy land which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee -- an inheritance, and there hath been upon thee blood.
Study Bible
Cities of Refuge
9if you carefully observe all this commandment which I command you today, to love the LORD your God, and to walk in His ways always-- then you shall add three more cities for yourself, besides these three. 10"So innocent blood will not be shed in the midst of your land which the LORD your God gives you as an inheritance, and bloodguiltiness be on you. 11"But if there is a man who hates his neighbor and lies in wait for him and rises up against him and strikes him so that he dies, and he flees to one of these cities,…
Cross References
Numbers 35:33
'So you shall not pollute the land in which you are; for blood pollutes the land and no expiation can be made for the land for the blood that is shed on it, except by the blood of him who shed it.

Deuteronomy 21:1
"If a slain person is found lying in the open country in the land which the LORD your God gives you to possess, and it is not known who has struck him,

1 Samuel 19:5
"For he took his life in his hand and struck the Philistine, and the LORD brought about a great deliverance for all Israel; you saw it and rejoiced. Why then will you sin against innocent blood by putting David to death without a cause?"

Proverbs 6:17
Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood,
Treasury of Scripture

That innocent blood be not shed in your land, which the LORD your God gives you for an inheritance, and so blood be on you.

Deuteronomy 19:13 Your eye shall not pity him, but you shall put away the guilt of …

Deuteronomy 21:8 Be merciful, O LORD, to your people Israel, whom you have redeemed, …

1 Kings 2:31 And the king said to him, Do as he has said, and fall on him, and …

2 Kings 21:16 Moreover Manasseh shed innocent blood very much, till he had filled …

2 Kings 24:4 And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem …

Psalm 94:21 They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, …

Proverbs 6:17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

Isaiah 59:7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: …

Jeremiah 7:6,7 If you oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and …

Joel 3:19 Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, …

Jonah 1:14 Why they cried to the LORD, and said, We beseech you, O LORD, we …

Matthew 27:4,5 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. …

Verse 10. - The design of appointing these cities was to prevent the shedding of innocent blood, which would be the case were the unintentional manslayer killed in revenge by one of the relatives of the man he had slain; in this case the guilt of bloodshed would rest upon the nation if they neglected to provide for the escape of the manslayer. That innocent blood be not shed,.... As it would be if such a slayer as before described was killed by the avenger of blood, before he could get to one of these cities of refuge, or supposing that they had not bean appointed, or a sufficient number of them:

which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance; to be enjoyed by them and their children after them, provided they did not defile it by their sins, but observed the commands of the Lord to obey them and

so blood be upon thee; the guilt of innocent blood crying for vengeance, as would be the case if such a man's blood was shed as before described; it seems as if the guilt would rather affect the whole land, for not having a proper provision of "asylums" for such persons, than the avenger of blood. 19:1-13 Here is the law settled between the blood of the murdered, and the blood of the murderer; provision is made, that the cities of refuge should be a protection, so that a man should not die for that as a crime, which was not his willing act. In Christ, the Lord our Righteousness, refuge is provided for those who by faith flee unto him. But there is no refuge in Jesus Christ for presumptuous sinners, who go on still in their trespasses. Those who flee to Christ from their sins, shall be safe in him, but not those who expect to be sheltered by him in their sins.
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