Deuteronomy 21:9
New International Version
and you will have purged from yourselves the guilt of shedding innocent blood, since you have done what is right in the eyes of the LORD.

New Living Translation
By following these instructions, you will do what is right in the LORD's sight and will cleanse the guilt of murder from your community.

English Standard Version
So you shall purge the guilt of innocent blood from your midst, when you do what is right in the sight of the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
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.

New American Standard Bible
"So you shall remove the guilt of innocent blood from your midst, when you do what is right in the eyes of the LORD.

King James Bible
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.

Christian Standard Bible
You must purge from yourselves the guilt of shedding innocent blood, for you will be doing what is right in the LORD's sight.

Good News Translation
And so, by doing what the LORD requires, you will not be held responsible for the murder.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You must purge from yourselves the guilt of shedding innocent blood, for you will be doing what is right in the LORD's sight."

International Standard Version
This is how you will remove the guilt of innocent blood from among you, for you must do what is right in the sight of the LORD."

NET Bible
In this manner you will purge out the guilt of innocent blood from among you, for you must do what is right before the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
So you shall put away the innocent blood from the midst of you, when you shall do that which is right in the eyes of the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is how you will get rid of the guilt of an unsolved murder by doing what the LORD considers right.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So shalt thou put away the innocent blood from the midst of thee, when thou shalt do that which is right in the eyes of the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
“So you shall remove the guilt of innocent blood from your midst, when you do what is right in the eyes of the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
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.

King James 2000 Bible
So shall you put away the guilt of innocent blood from among you, when you shall do that which is right in the sight of the LORD.

American King James Version
So shall you put away the guilt of innocent blood from among you, when you shall do that which is right in the sight of the LORD.

American Standard Version
So shalt thou put away the innocent blood from the midst of thee, when thou shalt do that which is right in the eyes of Jehovah.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou shalt take away innocent blood from among you, if thou shouldest do that which is good and pleasing before the Lord thy God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou shalt be free from the innocent's blood, that was shed, when thou shalt have done what the Lord hath commanded thee.

Darby Bible Translation
So shalt thou put away innocent blood from thy midst, when thou shalt do what is right in the eyes of Jehovah.

English Revised Version
So shalt thou put away the innocent blood from the midst of thee, when thou shalt do that which is right in the eyes of the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
So shalt thou remove the guilt of innocent blood from among you, when thou shalt do that which is right in the sight of the LORD.

World English Bible
So you shall put away the innocent blood from the midst of you, when you shall do that which is right in the eyes of Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
and thou dost put away the innocent blood out of thy midst, for thou dost that which is right in the eyes of Jehovah.
Study Bible
The Atonement for an Unsolved Murder
8Accept this atonement, O LORD, for Your people Israel whom You have redeemed, and do not hold the shedding of innocent blood against them.” And the bloodshed will be atoned for. 9So 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.
Cross References
Deuteronomy 19:13
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.

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

So shall you put away the guilt of innocent blood from among you, when you shall do that which is right in the sight of the LORD.

shalt thou

Deuteronomy 19:12,13
Then the elders of his city shall send and fetch him thence, and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die…

when thou shalt

Deuteronomy 13:18
When thou shalt hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep all his commandments which I command thee this day, to do that which is right in the eyes of the LORD thy God.

2 Kings 10:20,31
And Jehu said, Proclaim a solemn assembly for Baal. And they proclaimed it







Lexicon
So you
וְאַתָּ֗ה (wə·’at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

shall purge
תְּבַעֵ֛ר (tə·ḇa·‘êr)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1197: To kindle, consume, to be, brutish

from among you
מִקִּרְבֶּ֑ךָ (miq·qir·be·ḵā)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7130: The nearest part, the center

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

blood,
הַדָּ֥ם (had·dām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1818: Blood, of man, an animal, the juice of the grape, bloodshed

since
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

you have done
תַעֲשֶׂ֥ה (ṯa·‘ă·śeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

what is right
הַיָּשָׁ֖ר (hay·yā·šār)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3477: Straight, right

in the eyes
בְּעֵינֵ֥י (bə·‘ê·nê)
Preposition-b | Noun - cdc
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

of the LORD.
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel
Verse 9. - In this way they were to deliver themselves as a nation from blood-guiltiness. "Expiation was made by the killing of the transgressor when he could be found (Deuteronomy 19:13; Numbers 35:33); when he was not known, by the process here described. Of course, if afterwards he were apprehended, he would suffer the penalty he had incurred" (Knobel); so also Keil, Herxheimer, etc., after the Talmud ('Sota,' 9:7). 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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