Deuteronomy 19:13
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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.

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.

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.

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.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thy eye shall not pity him, but thou shall remove the guilt of innocent blood from Israel, that it may be well with thee.

Deuteronomy 19:13 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

As Moses had already set apart the cities of refuge for the land on the east of the Jordan (Deuteronomy 4:41.), he is speaking here simply of the land on the west, which Israel was to take possession of before long; and supplements the instructions in Numbers 35:14, with directions to maintain the roads to the cities of refuge which were to be set apart in Canaan itself, and to divide the land into three parts, viz., for the purpose of setting apart these cities, so that one city might be chosen for the purpose in every third of the land. For further remarks on this point, as well as with regard to the use of these cities (Deuteronomy 19:4-7), see at Numbers 35:11. - In Deuteronomy 19:8-10 there follow the fresh instructions, that if the Lord should extend the borders of Israel, according to His promise given to the patriarchs, and should give them the whole land from the Nile to the Euphrates, according to Genesis 15:18, they were to add three other cities of refuge to these three, for the purpose of preventing the shedding of innocent blood. The three new cities of refuge cannot be the three appointed in Numbers 35:14 for the land on this side of the Jordan, nor the three mentioned in Numbers 35:7 on the other side of Jordan, as Knobel and others suppose. Nor can we adopt Hengstenberg's view, that the three new ones are the same as the three mentioned in Deuteronomy 19:2 and Deuteronomy 19:7, since they are expressly distinguished from "these three." The meaning is altogether a different one. The circumstances supposed by Moses never existed, since the Israelites did not fulfil the conditions laid down in Deuteronomy 19:9, viz., that they should keep the law faithfully, and love the Lord their God (cf. Deuteronomy 4:6; Deuteronomy 6:5, etc.). The extension of the power of Israel to the Euphrates under David and Solomon, did not bring the land as far as this river into their actual possession, since the conquered kingdoms of Aram were still inhabited by the Aramaeans, who, though conquered, were only rendered tributary. And the Tyrians and Phoenicians, who belonged to the Canaanitish population, were not even attacked by David.

Deuteronomy 19:13 Parallel Commentaries

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Thine eye

Deuteronomy 7:16 And you shall consume all the people which the LORD your God shall deliver you; your eye shall have no pity on them...

Deuteronomy 13:8 You shall not consent to him, nor listen to him; neither shall your eye pity him, neither shall you spare...

Deuteronomy 25:12 Then you shall cut off her hand, your eye shall not pity her.

Ezekiel 16:5 None eye pitied you, to do any of these to you, to have compassion on you; but you were cast out in the open field...

but thou

Deuteronomy 21:9 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.

Genesis 9:6 Whoever sheds 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 kills any man shall surely be put to death...

Numbers 35:33,34 So you shall not pollute the land wherein you are: for blood it defiles the land...

2 Samuel 21:1,14 Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David inquired of the LORD. And the LORD answered...

1 Kings 2:31 And the king said to him, Do as he has said, and fall on him, and bury him; that you may take away the innocent blood, which Joab shed...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 7:2
and when the LORD your God gives them over to you, and you defeat them, then you must devote them to complete destruction. You shall make no covenant with them and show no mercy to them.

Deuteronomy 19:12
then the elders of his city shall send and take him from there, and hand him over to the avenger of blood, so that he may die.

Deuteronomy 19:21
Your eye shall not pity. It shall be life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

Deuteronomy 21:9
So you shall purge the guilt of innocent blood from your midst, when you do what is right in the sight of the LORD.

Deuteronomy 25:12
then you shall cut off her hand. Your eye shall have no pity.

2 Samuel 14:7
And now the whole clan has risen against your servant, and they say, 'Give up the man who struck his brother, that we may put him to death for the life of his brother whom he killed.' And so they would destroy the heir also. Thus they would quench my coal that is left and leave to my husband neither name nor remnant on the face of the earth."

1 Kings 2:31
The king replied to him, "Do as he has said, strike him down and bury him, and thus take away from me and from my father's house the guilt for the blood that Joab shed without cause.

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