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Deuteronomy 19

CEB 1 Once the LORD your God has eliminated those nations—whose land the LORD your God is giving you—and you displace them, settling into their cities and 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, CEB 2 you must designate three cities for your use in the land the LORD your God is giving you to possess. NIV 2 then set aside for yourselves three cities in the land the LORD your God is giving you to possess. CEB 3 Mark out the roads to them and divide the regions of the land the LORD your God is apportioning to you into three parts. These cities are the places to which a person who has killed can escape. 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. CEB 4 Here is the rule concerning a person who killed someone and is permitted to escape to one of these cities and live: If it is someone who killed his neighbor accidentally, without having hated that person previously; 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. CEB 5 or if someone goes into the forest with a neighbor to chop some wood, and while swinging an ax to cut down the tree, the axhead flies off its handle and hits the neighbor, who subsequently dies—these kinds of killers may escape to one of these cities and live. 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. CEB 6 Otherwise, the blood avenger will chase after the killer out of rage and—especially if the distance to one of these cities is too far—might catch and kill him, even though a death sentence was not in order because the killer didn't have prior malice toward the other. 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. CEB 7 This is why I am commanding you as follows: Designate three cities for your use. NIV 7 This is why I command you to set aside for yourselves three cities. CEB 8 Now if the LORD your God enlarges your territory, as he swore to your ancestors—and he will give you all the land he swore to give to them 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, CEB 9 as long as you keep all this commandment that I am giving you right now by doing it, by loving the LORD your God, and by always walking in his ways—you can add three more cities for your use along with the first three. 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. CEB 10 Innocent blood must not be spilled in the land the LORD your God is giving to you as an inheritance, or it will be bloodshed that will be required of you. 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. CEB 11 But if someone does hate a neighbor and ambushes him, rising up against him and attacking him so he dies, and then escapes to one of these cities, NIV 11 But if out of hate someone lies in wait, assaults and kills a neighbor, and then flees to one of these cities, CEB 12 elders from the killer's hometown will send word, and the killer will be sent back from there. They will then hand him over to the blood avenger, and he will be executed. 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. CEB 13 Show no mercy to such killers. Remove innocent bloodshed from Israel so that things go 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. CEB 14 Now in the land the LORD your God is giving you, in your allotted property that you will receive there, you must not tamper with your neighbor's property line, which has been previously established. 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. CEB 15 A solitary witness against someone in any crime, wrongdoing, or in any sort of misdeed that might be done is not sufficient. The decision must stand by two or three witnesses. 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. CEB 16 Now if a spiteful witness comes forward against someone, so as to testify against them falsely, NIV 16 If a malicious witness takes the stand to accuse someone of a crime, CEB 17 the two persons who have a legal suit must stand before the LORD, before the priests, and before the judges that are in office at that time. 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. CEB 18 The judges will look into the situation very carefully. If it turns out that the witness is a liar—that the witness has given false testimony against his fellow Israelite— 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, CEB 19 then you must do to him what he had planned to do to his fellow Israelite. Remove such evil from your community! 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. CEB 20 The rest of the people will hear about this and be afraid. They won't do that sort of evil thing among you again. 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. CEB 21 Show no mercy on this point: life 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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