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11 “But if any man hates his neighbor, and lies in wait for him, and attacks him, and wounds him mortally so that he dies, and the man flees into one of these cities, 12 then the elders of his city shall send and fetch him from there, and hand him over to the avenger of blood, so that he may die. 13 Your eye shall not pity him, but you shall purge the guilt of innocent blood[a] from Israel, so that it may be well with you.

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  1. Deuteronomy 19:13 Or the blood of the innocent

11 But if out of hate someone lies in wait, assaults and kills a neighbor,(A) and then flees to one of these cities, 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. 13 Show no pity.(B) You must purge from Israel the guilt of shedding innocent blood,(C) so that it may go well with you.

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