Deuteronomy 21:1
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New International Version
If someone is found slain, lying in a field in the land the LORD your God is giving you to possess, and it is not known who the killer was,


New American Standard Bible
"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,


King James Bible
If one be found slain in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it, lying in the field, and it be not known who hath slain him:


Holman Christian Standard Bible
If a murder victim is found lying in a field in the land the LORD your God is giving you to possess, and it is not known who killed him,


International Standard Version
"If a murder victim is found fallen in the open country of the land that the LORD your God is about to give you to possess, and it is not known who killed him,


American Standard Version
If one be found slain in the land which Jehovah thy God giveth thee to possess it, lying in the field, and it be not known who hath smitten him;


Douay-Rheims Bible
When there shall be found in the land, which the Lord thy God will give thee, the corpse of a man slain, and it is not known who is guilty of the murder,


Darby Bible Translation
If one be found slain in the land which Jehovah thy God giveth thee to possess, lying in the field, and it be not known who hath smitten him,


Young's Literal Translation
'When one is found slain on the ground which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee to possess it -- fallen in a field -- it is not known who hath smitten him,
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Context
The Atonement for An Unsolved Murder

1If one be found slain in the land which the LORD your God gives you to possess it, lying in the field, and it be not known who has slain him: 2Then your elders and your judges shall come forth, and they shall measure to the cities which are round about him that is slain: 3And it shall be, that the city which is next to the slain man, even the elders of that city shall take an heifer, which has not been worked with, and which has not drawn in the yoke; 4And the elders of that city shall bring down the heifer to a rough valley, which is neither eared nor sown, and shall strike off the heifer's neck there in the valley: 5And the priests the sons of Levi shall come near; for them the LORD your God has chosen to minister to him, and to bless in the name of the LORD; and by their word shall every controversy and every stroke be tried: 6And all the elders of that city, that are next to the slain man, shall wash their hands over the heifer that is beheaded in the valley: 7And they shall answer and say, Our hands have not shed this blood, neither have our eyes seen it. 8Be merciful, O LORD, to your people Israel, whom you have redeemed, and lay not innocent blood to your people of Israel's charge. And the blood shall be forgiven them. 9So shall you put away the guilt of innocent blood from among you, when you shall do that which is right in the sight of the LORD.
Cross References
Genesis 4:10
And he said, What have you done? the voice of your brother's blood cries to me from the ground.


Deuteronomy 19:10
That innocent blood be not shed in your land, which the LORD your God gives you for an inheritance, and so blood be on you.


Deuteronomy 20:20
Only the trees which you know that they be not trees for meat, you shall destroy and cut them down; and you shall build bulwarks against the city that makes war with you, until it be subdued.


Deuteronomy 21:2
Then your elders and your judges shall come forth, and they shall measure to the cities which are round about him that is slain:


Deuteronomy 20:20
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