New International Version
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,
King James Bible
Be merciful, O LORD, unto thy people Israel, whom thou hast redeemed, and lay not innocent blood unto thy people of Israel's charge. And the blood shall be forgiven them.
Darby Bible Translation
Forgive thy people Israel, whom thou, Jehovah, hast redeemed, and lay not innocent blood to the charge of thy people Israel; and the blood shall be expiated for them.
World English Bible
Forgive, Yahweh, your people Israel, whom you have redeemed, and don't allow innocent blood [to remain] in the midst of your people Israel." The blood shall be forgiven them.
Young's Literal Translation
receive atonement for Thy people Israel, whom Thou hast ransomed, O Jehovah, and suffer not innocent blood in the midst of Thy people Israel; and the blood hath been pardoned to them,
Deuteronomy 21:8 Parallel
CommentaryClarke'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
unto thy people [heb] in the midst
LibraryThe 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.
"'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.
Do not defile the land where you live and where I dwell, for I, the LORD, dwell among the Israelites.'"
and they shall declare: "Our hands did not shed this blood, nor did our eyes see it done.
1 Kings 2:31
Then the king commanded Benaiah, "Do as he says. Strike him down and bury him, and so clear me and my whole family of the guilt of the innocent blood that Joab shed.
Then they cried out to the LORD, "Please, LORD, do not let us die for taking this man's life. Do not hold us accountable for killing an innocent man, for you, LORD, have done as you pleased."
Jump to PreviousAccept Allow Atoned Atonement Blood Bloodguiltiness Bloodshed Cause Charge Crime Death Expiated Hold Innocent Israel Israel's Lay Merciful Mercy Midst Pardoned Ransomed Receive Redeemed Responsible Suffer
Jump to NextAccept Allow Atoned Atonement Blood Bloodguiltiness Bloodshed Cause Charge Crime Death Expiated Hold Innocent Israel Israel's Lay Merciful Mercy Midst Pardoned Ransomed Receive Redeemed Responsible Suffer
LinksDeuteronomy 21:8 NIV
Deuteronomy 21:8 NLT
Deuteronomy 21:8 ESV
Deuteronomy 21:8 NASB
Deuteronomy 21:8 KJV
Deuteronomy 21:8 Bible Apps
Deuteronomy 21:8 Biblia Paralela
Deuteronomy 21:8 Chinese Bible
Deuteronomy 21:8 French Bible
Deuteronomy 21:8 German Bible
Deuteronomy 21:8 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.