Deuteronomy 19:13
New International Version
Show no pity. You must purge from Israel the guilt of shedding innocent blood, so that it may go well with you.

New Living Translation
Do not feel sorry for that murderer! Purge from Israel the guilt of murdering innocent people; then all will go well with you.

English Standard Version
Your eye shall not pity him, but you shall purge the guilt of innocent blood from Israel, so that it may be well with you.

Berean Study Bible
You must show him no pity. You are to purge from Israel the guilt of shedding innocent blood, that it may go well with you.

King James Bible
Thine eye shall not pity him, but thou shalt put away the guilt of innocent blood from Israel, that it may go well with thee.

New King James Version
Your eye shall not pity him, but you shall put away the guilt of innocent blood from Israel, that it may go well with you.

New American Standard Bible
You shall not pity him, but you shall eliminate the guilt for the bloodshed of the innocent from Israel, so that it may go well for you.

NASB 1995
"You shall not pity him, but you shall purge the blood of the innocent from Israel, that it may go well with you.

NASB 1977
“You shall not pity him, but you shall purge the blood of the innocent from Israel, that it may go well with you.

Amplified Bible
You shall not pity him [the guilty one], but you shall purge the blood of the innocent from Israel, so that it may go well with you.

Christian Standard Bible
Do not look on him with pity but purge from Israel the guilt of shedding innocent blood, and you will prosper.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You must not look on him with pity but purge from Israel the guilt of shedding innocent blood, and you will prosper."

American Standard Version
Thine eye shall not pity him, but thou shalt put away the innocent blood from Israel, that it may go well with thee.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And your eye shall not have pity upon him, so that you kill him and find justice for the innocent blood of Israel, and it will be good for you.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thine eye shall not spare him; so shalt thou purge innocent blood from Israel, and it shall be well with thee.

Contemporary English Version
Israel, for the good of the whole country, you must kill anyone who murders an innocent person. Never show mercy to a murderer!

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt not pity him, and thou shalt take away the guilt of innocent blood out of Israel, that it may be well with thee.

English Revised Version
Thine eye shall not pity him, but thou shalt put away the innocent blood from Israel, that it may go well with thee.

Good News Translation
No mercy will be shown to you. Israel must rid itself of murderers, so that all will go well.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They must have no pity on him. The guilt of murdering an innocent person must be removed from Israel. Then things will go well for Israel.

International Standard Version
Have no pity on him, but totally purge the shedding of innocent blood from Israel so that life may go well with you."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thine eye shall not pity him, but thou shalt put away the blood of the innocent from Israel, that it may go well with thee.

Literal Standard Version
your eye has no pity on him, and you have put away the innocent blood from Israel, and it is well with you.

NET Bible
You must not pity him, but purge out the blood of the innocent from Israel, so that it may go well with you.

New Heart English Bible
Your eye shall not pity him, but you shall put away the innocent blood from Israel, that it may go well with you.

World English Bible
Your eye shall not pity him, but you shall put away the innocent blood from Israel, that it may go well with you.

Young's Literal Translation
thine eye hath no pity on him, and thou hast put away the innocent blood from Israel, and it is well with thee.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Cities of Refuge
12the elders of his city must send for him, bring him back, and hand him over to the avenger of blood to die. 13 You must show him no pity. You are to purge from Israel the guilt of shedding innocent blood, that it may go well with you. 14You must not move your neighbor’s boundary marker, which was set up by your ancestors to mark the inheritance you shall receive in the land that the LORD your God is giving you to possess.…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 7:2
and when the LORD your God has delivered them over to you to defeat them, then you must devote them to complete destruction. Make no treaty with them and show them no mercy.

Deuteronomy 19:12
the elders of his city must send for him, bring him back, and hand him over to the avenger of blood to die.

Deuteronomy 19:21
You must show no pity: life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, and foot for foot.

Deuteronomy 21:9
So you shall purge from among you the guilt of shedding innocent blood, since you have done what is right in the eyes of the LORD.

Deuteronomy 25:12
you are to cut off her hand. You must show her no pity.

2 Samuel 14:7
Now the whole clan has risen up against your maidservant and said, 'Hand over the one who struck down his brother, that we may put him to death for the life of the brother whom he killed. Then we will cut off the heir as well!' So they would extinguish my one remaining ember by not preserving my husband's name or posterity on the earth."

1 Kings 2:31
And the king replied, "Do just as he says. Strike him down and bury him, and so remove from me and from the house of my father the innocent blood that Joab shed.


Treasury of Scripture

Your eye shall not pity him, but you shall put away the guilt of innocent blood from Israel, that it may go well with you.

Thine eye

Deuteronomy 7:16
And thou shalt consume all the people which the LORD thy God shall deliver thee; thine eye shall have no pity upon them: neither shalt thou serve their gods; for that will be a snare unto thee.

Deuteronomy 13:8
Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him:

Deuteronomy 25:12
Then thou shalt cut off her hand, thine eye shall not pity her.

but thou

Deuteronomy 21:9
So shalt thou put away the guilt of innocent blood from among you, when thou shalt do that which is right in the sight of the LORD.

Genesis 9:6
Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.

Leviticus 24:17,21
And he that killeth any man shall surely be put to death…











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You must show him no pity.
תָח֥וֹס (ṯā·ḥō·ws)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 2347: To pity, look upon with compassion

You are to purge
וּבִֽעַרְתָּ֧ (ū·ḇi·‘ar·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 1197: To kindle, consume, to be, brutish

from Israel
מִיִּשְׂרָאֵ֖ל (mî·yiś·rā·’êl)
Preposition-m | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

the guilt of shedding innocent
הַנָּקִ֛י (han·nā·qî)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 5355: Clean, free from, exempt

blood,
דַֽם־ (ḏam-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1818: Blood, of man, an animal, the juice of the grape, bloodshed

that it may go well with you.
וְט֥וֹב (wə·ṭō·wḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good


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