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.

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.

New King James Version
So you shall put away the guilt of innocent blood from among you when you do what is right in the sight of the LORD.

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

NASB 1995
"So you shall remove the guilt of innocent blood from your midst, when you do what is right in the eyes of the LORD.

NASB 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.

Amplified Bible
So shall you remove the guilt of innocent blood from among you, when you do what 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.

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."

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you search out innocent blood from within you, and do what is good before LORD JEHOVAH your God.

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.

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.

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

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.

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."

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.

Literal Standard Version
and you put away the innocent blood out of your midst, for you do that which [is] right in the eyes of YHWH.

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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









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).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

shall purge
תְּבַעֵ֛ר (tə·ḇa·‘êr)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 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 7130: The nearest part, the center

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

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

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

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

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

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

of the LORD.
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel


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