Deuteronomy 21:7
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New International Version
and they shall declare: "Our hands did not shed this blood, nor did our eyes see it done.

New Living Translation
Then they must say, 'Our hands did not shed this person's blood, nor did we see it happen.

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

New American Standard Bible
and they shall answer and say, 'Our hands did not shed this blood, nor did our eyes see it.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They will declare, 'Our hands did not shed this blood; our eyes did not see it.

International Standard Version
and they are to make this declaration: 'Our hands didn't shed this blood, nor were we witnesses to the crime.

NET Bible
Then they must proclaim, "Our hands have not spilled this blood, nor have we witnessed the crime.

New Heart English Bible
and they shall answer and say, "Our hands have not shed this blood, neither have our eyes seen it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then they must make this formal statement: "We didn't commit this murder, and we didn't witness it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they shall speak and say: 'Our hands have not shed this blood, neither have our eyes seen it.

New American Standard 1977
and they shall answer and say, ‘Our hands have not shed this blood, nor did our eyes see it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they shall answer and say, Our hands have not shed this blood, neither have our eyes seen it.

King James 2000 Bible
And they shall answer and say, Our hands have not shed this blood, neither have our eyes seen it.

American King James Version
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.

Darby Bible Translation
and shall answer and say, Our hands have not shed this blood, neither have our eyes seen 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.

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

Young's Literal Translation
and they have answered and said, Our hands have not shed this blood, and our eyes have not seen --
Study Bible
The Atonement for an Unsolved Murder
6"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; 7and they shall answer and say, 'Our hands did not shed this blood, nor did our eyes see it. 8'Forgive Your people Israel whom You have redeemed, O LORD, and do not place the guilt of innocent blood in the midst of Your people Israel.' And the bloodguiltiness shall be forgiven them.…
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 21:6
"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;

Deuteronomy 21:8
'Forgive Your people Israel whom You have redeemed, O LORD, and do not place the guilt of innocent blood in the midst of Your people Israel.' And the bloodguiltiness shall be forgiven them.
Treasury of Scripture

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

Numbers 5:19-28 And the priest shall charge her by an oath, and say to the woman, …

2 Samuel 16:8 The LORD has returned on you all the blood of the house of Saul, …

Job 21:21-23 For what pleasure has he in his house after him, when the number …

Psalm 7:3,4 O LORD my God, If I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands…

Verses 7, 8. - This act they were to accompany with a solemn declaration of their innocence of this crime, and of their entire ignorance of the perpetrator of it; and with an earnest cry to God that the sin which had been done might be forgiven. Be merciful... unto; be propitiated towards (literally, cover, כַּפֵּר לְעַמְך; for the phrase, כַּפֵר לְ, see Leviticus 1:4). And lay not innocent blood; the blood of the innocent man who has been slain. And they shall answer and say,.... The elders of the city, at the time of the washing of their hands:

our hands have not shed this blood; have been no ways concerned in it, nor accessory to it: the Targum of Jonathan is,"it is manifest before the Lord that he did not come into our hands, nor did we dismiss him, that has shed this blood;''which is more fully explained in the Misnah (y); for had they been aware of him, or had any suspicion of him or his design, they would have detained him, or at least would not have suffered him to have departed alone:

neither have our eyes seen; it, or him; so the Targum of Jerusalem,"our eyes have not seen him that hath shed this blood;''by which expression is meant, that they had no manner of knowledge of the murderer, nor of any circumstance that could lead them to suspect or conclude who he was.

(y) Ut supra, (Sotah. c. 9.) sect. 6. 21:1-9 If a murderer could not be found out, great solemnity is provided for putting away the guilt from the land, as an expression of dread and detesting of that sin. The providence of God has often wonderfully brought to light these hidden works of darkness, and the sin of the guilty has often strangely found them out. The dread of murder should be deeply impressed upon every heart, and all should join in detecting and punishing those who are guilty. The elders were to profess that they had not been any way aiding or abetting the sin. The priests were to pray to God for the country and nation, that God would be merciful. We must empty that measure by our prayers, which others are filling by their sins. All would be taught by this solemnity, to use the utmost care and diligence to prevent, discover, and punish murder. We may all learn from hence to take heed of partaking in other men's sins. And we have fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, if we do not reprove them.
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