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.

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

Darby Bible Translation
and 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 --

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Shall wash their hands over the heifer - Washing the hands, in reference to such a subject as this, was a rite anciently used to signify that the persons thus washing were innocent of the crime in question. It was probably from the Jews that Pilate learned this symbolical method of expressing his innocence.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Numbers 5:19-28 And the priest shall charge her by an oath, and say to the woman, If no man have lain with you...

2 Samuel 16:8 The LORD has returned on you all the blood of the house of Saul, in whose stead you have reigned...

Job 21:21-23 For what pleasure has he in his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off in the middle...

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

The Dead Christ
It was not usual to remove bodies from the cross immediately after their death. They were allowed to hang, exposed to the weather, till they rotted and fell to pieces; or they might be torn by birds or beasts; and at last a fire was perhaps kindled beneath the cross to rid the place of the remains. Such was the Roman custom; but among the Jews there was more scrupulosity. In their law there stood this provision: "If a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be put to death, and thou hang
James Stalker—The Trial and Death of Jesus Christ

Jesus' Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem.
(from Bethany to Jerusalem and Back, Sunday, April 2, a.d. 30.) ^A Matt. XXI. 1-12, 14-17; ^B Mark XI. 1-11; ^C Luke XIX. 29-44; ^D John XII. 12-19. ^c 29 And ^d 12 On the morrow [after the feast in the house of Simon the leper] ^c it came to pass, when he he drew nigh unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, ^a 1 And when they came nigh unto Jerusalem, and came unto Bethphage unto { ^b at} ^a the mount of Olives [The name, Bethphage, is said to mean house of figs, but the
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Numbers 35:33
"'Do not pollute the land where you are. Bloodshed pollutes the land, and atonement cannot be made for the land on which blood has been shed, except by the blood of the one who shed it.

Deuteronomy 21:6
Then all the elders of the town nearest the body shall wash their hands over the heifer whose neck was broken in the valley,

Deuteronomy 21:8
Accept this atonement for your people Israel, whom you have redeemed, LORD, and do not hold your people guilty of the blood of an innocent person." Then the bloodshed will be atoned for,

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