19:1 When the LORD your God has
cut off the nations, whose land the LORD your God gives ya'll, and
you succeeds them, and dwells in their cities, and in their
19:2 You will separate three cities for ya'll in the midst of
your land, which the LORD your God gives ya'll to possess it.
19:3 You will prepare ya'll a way, and divide the coasts of your
land, which the LORD your God gives ya'll to inherit, into three
parts, that every slayer may flee there.
19:4 And this [is] the case of the slayer, which shall flee
there, that he may live Who kills his neighbour ignorantly,
whom he hated not in time past ;
19:5 As when a man goes into the wood with his neighbour to hew
wood, and his hand fetches a stroke with the axe to cut down the
tree, and the head slips from the handle of the tool, and lights upon his
neighbour, that he die ; he shall flee unto one of those cities,
19:6 Unless the avenger of the blood pursue the slayer, while his
heart is hot, and overtake him, because the way is long, and slay
him; whereas he [was] not worthy of death, considering that he hated
him not in time past.
19:7 Wherefore I command ya'll, saying, You will separate three
cities for ya'll.
19:8 And if the LORD your God enlarge your coast, as he has sworn
unto your fathers, and give ya'll all the land which he promised to
give unto your fathers ;
19:9 If you will keep all these commandments to do them, which
I command ya'll this day, to love the LORD your God, and to walk
ever in his ways ; then will you add three cities more for
ya'll, beside these three
19:10 That innocent blood be not shed in your land, which the LORD
your God gives ya'll [for] an inheritance, and [so] blood be upon
19:11 But if any man hate his neighbour, and lie in wait for him,
and rise up against him, and strike him mortally that he die, and
flees into one of these cities
19:12 Then the elders of his city shall send and fetch him
there, and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood,
that he may die.
19:13 Your eye shall not pity him, but you will put away [the
guilt of] innocent blood from Israel, that it may go well with
19:14 You will not remove your neighbour's landmark, which they
of old time have set in your inheritance, which you will
inherit in the land that the LORD your God gives ya'll to possess
19:15 One witness shall not rise up against a man for any
iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sins at the mouth
of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the
matter be established.
19:16 If a false witness rise up against any man to testify
against him [that which is] wrong ;
19:17 Then both the men, between whom the controversy [is], shall
stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges, which
shall be in those days ;
19:18 And the judges shall make diligent inquisition and, behold,
[if] the witness [be] a false witness, [and] has testified
falsely against his brother ;
19:19 Then shall ya'll do unto him, as he had thought to have done
unto his brother so will you put the evil away from among you.
19:20 And those which remain shall hear, and fear, and shall
from that time on commit no more any such evil among you.
19:21 And your eye shall not pity ; [but] life [shall go] for
life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.
Deuteronomy Index || Main Index
1 || Chapter 2 || Chapter 3
4 || Chapter 5 || Chapter
6 || Chapter 7 || Chapter 8
9 || Chapter 10
11 || |Chapter 12 || Chapter 13
14 || Chapter 15 || Chapter
16 || Chapter 17 || Chapter 18
19 || Chapter 20
21 || Chapter 22 || Chapter 23
24 || Chapter 25 || Chapter
26 || Chapter 27 || Chapter 28
29 || Chapter 30
31 || Chapter 32 || Chapter 33