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.
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.
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.
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.
Deuteronomy 21:9 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.
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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 …
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Show no pity. You must purge from Israel the guilt of shedding innocent blood, so that it may go well with you.
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.
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