Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

So innocent blood will not be shed in the midst of your land which the Lord your God gives you as an inheritance, and bloodguiltiness be on you.

King James Version

That innocent blood be not shed in thy land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and so blood be upon thee.

Holman Bible

In this way, innocent blood will not be shed, and you will not become guilty of bloodshed in the land the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance.

International Standard Version

You must not shed innocent blood on your land that the LORD your God is about to give you as an inheritance. Otherwise, you'll be guilty of murder."

A Conservative Version

that innocent blood not be shed in the midst of thy land, which LORD thy God gives thee for an inheritance, and so blood be upon thee.

American Standard Version

that innocent blood be not shed in the midst of thy land, which Jehovah thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and so blood be upon thee.

Amplified

so that innocent blood will not be shed [by blood avengers] in your land which the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, and blood guilt will not be on you [for the death of an innocent man].

Bible in Basic English

So that in all your land, which the Lord your God is giving you for your heritage, no man may be wrongly put to death, for which you will be responsible.

Darby Translation

that innocent blood be not shed in the midst of thy land which Jehovah thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and blood come not upon thee.

Julia Smith Translation

And innocent blood shall not be poured out in the midst of thy land which Jehovah thy God gave to thee an inheritance, and bloods were upon thee.

King James 2000

That innocent blood be not shed in your land, which the LORD your God gives you for an inheritance, and so blood be upon you.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[Do this] so that innocent blood will not be shed in the midst of your land that Yahweh your God [is] giving to you [as an] inheritance and [thereby] bloodguilt would be on you.

Modern King James verseion

so that innocent blood may not be shed in your land which Jehovah your God gives you for an inheritance, and blood may not be on you.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

that innocent blood be not shed in thy land which the LORD thy God giveth thee to inherit, and so blood come upon thee.

NET Bible

You must not shed innocent blood in your land that the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, for that would make you guilty.

New Heart English Bible

that innocent blood not be shed in the midst of your land, which the LORD your God gives you for an inheritance, and so blood be on you.

The Emphasized Bible

that innocent blood may not be sired in the midst of thy land, which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee as an inheritance, - and so shed-blood be upon thee.

Webster

That innocent blood may not be shed in thy land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and so blood be upon thee.

World English Bible

that innocent blood not be shed in the midst of your land, which Yahweh your God gives you for an inheritance, and so blood be on you.

Youngs Literal Translation

and innocent blood is not shed in the midst of thy land which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee -- an inheritance, and there hath been upon thee blood.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
נקיא נקי 
Naqiy 
Usage: 43

דּם 
Dam 
Usage: 359

be not shed
שׁפך 
Shaphak 
Usage: 115

in
קרב 
Qereb 
Usage: 226

ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

which the Lord

Usage: 0

אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

נחלה 
Nachalah 
Usage: 222

and so blood
דּם 
Dam 
Usage: 359

References

Context Readings

Detailed Stipulations: Purity And Unity

9 if you carefully observe all this commandment which I command you today, to love the Lord your God, and to walk in His ways always—then you shall add three more cities for yourself, besides these three. 10 So innocent blood will not be shed in the midst of your land which the Lord your God gives you as an inheritance, and bloodguiltiness be on you. 11 “But if there is a man who hates his neighbor and lies in wait for him and rises up against him and strikes him so that he dies, and he flees to one of these cities,



Cross References

Numbers 35:33

So you shall not pollute the land in which you are; for blood pollutes the land and no expiation can be made for the land for the blood that is shed on it, except by the blood of him who shed it.

Deuteronomy 19:13

You shall not pity him, but you shall purge the blood of the innocent from Israel, that it may go well with you.

Deuteronomy 21:1-9

“If a slain person is found lying in the open country in the land which the Lord your God gives you to possess, and it is not known who has struck him,

1 Kings 2:31

The king said to him, “Do as he has spoken and fall upon him and bury him, that you may remove from me and from my father’s house the blood which Joab shed without cause.

2 Kings 21:16

Moreover, Manasseh shed very much innocent blood until he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another; besides his sin with which he made Judah sin, in doing evil in the sight of the Lord.

2 Kings 24:4

and also for the innocent blood which he shed, for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; and the Lord would not forgive.

Psalm 94:21

They band themselves together against the life of the righteous
And condemn the innocent to death.

Proverbs 6:17

Haughty eyes, a lying tongue,
And hands that shed innocent blood,

Isaiah 59:7

Their feet run to evil,
And they hasten to shed innocent blood;
Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity,
Devastation and destruction are in their highways.

Jeremiah 7:6-7

if you do not oppress the alien, the orphan, or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place, nor walk after other gods to your own ruin,

Joel 3:19

Egypt will become a waste,
And Edom will become a desolate wilderness,
Because of the violence done to the sons of Judah,
In whose land they have shed innocent blood.

Jonah 1:14

Then they called on the Lord and said, “We earnestly pray, O Lord, do not let us perish on account of this man’s life and do not put innocent blood on us; for You, O Lord, have done as You have pleased.”

Matthew 27:4-5

saying, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.” But they said, “What is that to us? See to that yourself!”

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