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Deuteronomy 19

BBE 1 When the nations, whose land the Lord your God is giving you, have been cut off by him, and you have taken their place and are living in their towns and in their houses; NIV 1 When the LORD your God has destroyed the nations whose land he is giving you, and when you have driven them out and settled in their towns and houses, BBE 2 You are to have three towns marked out in the land which the Lord your God is giving you for your heritage. NIV 2 then set aside for yourselves three cities in the land the LORD your God is giving you to possess. BBE 3 You are to make ready a way, and see that the land which the Lord your God is giving you for your heritage, is marked out into three parts, to which any taker of life may go in flight. NIV 3 Determine the distances involved and divide into three parts the land the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, so that a person who kills someone may flee for refuge to one of these cities. BBE 4 This is to be the rule for anyone who goes in flight there, after causing the death of his neighbour in error and not through hate; NIV 4 This is the rule concerning anyone who kills a person and flees there for safety—anyone who kills a neighbor unintentionally, without malice aforethought. BBE 5 For example, if a man goes into the woods with his neighbour for the purpose of cutting down trees, and when he takes his axe to give a blow to the tree, the head of the axe comes off, and falling on to his neighbour gives him a wound causing his death; then the man may go in flight to one of these towns and be safe: NIV 5 For instance, a man may go into the forest with his neighbor to cut wood, and as he swings his ax to fell a tree, the head may fly off and hit his neighbor and kill him. That man may flee to one of these cities and save his life. BBE 6 For if not, he who has the right of punishment may go running after the taker of life in the heat of his wrath, and overtake him because the way is long, and give him a death-blow; though it is not right for him to be put to death because he was not moved by hate. NIV 6 Otherwise, the avenger of blood might pursue him in a rage, overtake him if the distance is too great, and kill him even though he is not deserving of death, since he did it to his neighbor without malice aforethought. BBE 7 And so I am ordering you to see that three towns are marked out for this purpose. NIV 7 This is why I command you to set aside for yourselves three cities. BBE 8 And if the Lord your God makes wide the limits of your land, as he said in his oath to your fathers, and gives you all the land which he undertook to give to your fathers; NIV 8 If the LORD your God enlarges your territory, as he promised on oath to your ancestors, and gives you the whole land he promised them, BBE 9 If you keep and do all these orders which I give you today, loving the Lord your God and walking ever in his ways; then let three more towns, in addition to these three, be marked out for you: NIV 9 because you carefully follow all these laws I command you today—to love the LORD your God and to walk always in obedience to him—then you are to set aside three more cities. BBE 10 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. NIV 10 Do this so that innocent blood will not be shed in your land, which the LORD your God is giving you as your inheritance, and so that you will not be guilty of bloodshed. BBE 11 But if any man has hate for his neighbour, and waiting for him secretly makes an attack on him and gives him a blow causing his death, and then goes in flight to one of these towns; NIV 11 But if out of hate someone lies in wait, assaults and kills a neighbor, and then flees to one of these cities, BBE 12 The responsible men of his town are to send and take him, and give him up to the one who has the right of punishment to be put to death. NIV 12 the killer shall be sent for by the town elders, be brought back from the city, and be handed over to the avenger of blood to die. BBE 13 Have no pity on him, so that Israel may be clear from the crime of putting a man to death without cause, and it will be well for you. NIV 13 Show no pity. You must purge from Israel the guilt of shedding innocent blood, so that it may go well with you. BBE 14 Your neighbour's landmark, which was put in its place by the men of old times, is not to be moved or taken away in the land of your heritage which the Lord your God is giving you. NIV 14 Do not move your neighbor’s boundary stone set up by your predecessors in the inheritance you receive in the land the LORD your God is giving you to possess. BBE 15 One witness may not make a statement against a man in relation to any sin or wrongdoing which he has done: on the word of two or three witnesses a question is to be judged. NIV 15 One witness is not enough to convict anyone accused of any crime or offense they may have committed. A matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses. BBE 16 If a false witness makes a statement against a man, saying that he has done wrong, NIV 16 If a malicious witness takes the stand to accuse someone of a crime, BBE 17 Then the two men, between whom the argument has taken place, are to come before the Lord, before the priests and judges who are then in power; NIV 17 the two people involved in the dispute must stand in the presence of the LORD before the priests and the judges who are in office at the time. BBE 18 And the judges will have the question looked into with care: and if the witness is seen to be false and to have made a false statement against his brother, NIV 18 The judges must make a thorough investigation, and if the witness proves to be a liar, giving false testimony against a fellow Israelite, BBE 19 Then do to him what it was his purpose to do to his brother: and so put away the evil from among you. NIV 19 then do to the false witness as that witness intended to do to the other party. You must purge the evil from among you. BBE 20 And the rest of the people, hearing of it, will be full of fear, and never again do such evil among you. NIV 20 The rest of the people will hear of this and be afraid, and never again will such an evil thing be done among you. BBE 21 Have no pity; let life be given for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot. NIV 21 Show no pity: life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

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