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Deuteronomy 21:7

 

 

and they shall answer and say, `Our hands did not shed this blood, nor did our eyes see it.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And they shall answer and say,.... The elders of the city, at the time of the washing of their hands:

our hands have not shed this blood; have been no ways concerned in it, nor accessory to it: the Targum of Jonathan is,"it is manifest before the Lord that he did not come into our hands, nor did we dismiss him, that has shed this blood;'which is more fully explained in the MisnahF25Ut supra, (Sotah. c. 9.) sect. 6. ; for had they been aware of him, or had any suspicion of him or his design, they would have detained him, or at least would not have suffered him to have departed alone:

neither have our eyes seen; it, or him; so the Targum of Jerusalem,"our eyes have not seen him that hath shed this blood;'by which expression is meant, that they had no manner of knowledge of the murderer, nor of any circumstance that could lead them to suspect or conclude who he was.


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 21:7". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/deuteronomy-21.html. 1999.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And they shall answer and say, Our hands have not shed this blood, neither have our eyes seen it.

They shall answer — To the priests who shall examine them.

This blood — This about which the present enquiry is made: or this which is here present: for it is thought the corps of the slain man was brought into the same place where the heifer was slain. Nor have we seen or understood how or by whom this was done.


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Bibliography
Wesley, John. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 21:7". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/deuteronomy-21.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Deuteronomy 21:7 And they shall answer and say, Our hands have not shed this blood, neither have our eyes seen [it].

Ver. 7. And they shall answer.] To the priest’s examining them, and in God’s name making inquisition for blood.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 21:7". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/deuteronomy-21.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

They shall answer, to wit, to the priests who shall examine them and determine this controversy.

This blood; this about which the present inquiry is made; or this which is here present; for it is thought the corpse of the slain man was brought into the same place where the heifer was slain.

Neither have our eyes seen it; nor have we seen or understood how or by whom this was done.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Deuteronomy 21:7". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/deuteronomy-21.html. 1685.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

It. Magistrates are in some degree responsible, if by their neglect the high roads are unsafe. (Calmet) --- They had testified that they had done their duty. (Worthington)


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 21:7". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/deuteronomy-21.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

he. Compare Genesis 49:3.

strength. Hebrew. "avon. Homonym = strength, here and Genesis 49:3 and Job 31:25 (Authorized Version "wealth"); but = suffering, &c, in Genesis 35:18 (margin) Deuteronomy 26:14, and Hosea 9:4.

his. Some codices, with Samaritan Pentateuch, Targum of Onkelos, Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "his therefore".


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 21:7". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/deuteronomy-21.html. 1909-1922.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And they shall answer and say, Our hands have not shed this blood, neither have our eyes seen it.
Numbers 5:19-28; 2 Samuel 16:8; Job 21:21-23,31-34; Psalms 7:3,4

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 21:7". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/deuteronomy-21.html.

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