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Deuteronomy 21:1


If a homicide victim 1  should be found lying in a field in the land the Lord your God is giving you, 2  and no one knows who killed 3  him,


Ps 5:6; Ps 9:12; Pr 28:17; Isa 26:21; Ac 28:4

NET © Notes

tn Heb “slain [one].” The term חָלָל (khalal) suggests something other than a natural death (cf. Num 19:16; 23:24; Jer 51:52; Ezek 26:15; 30:24; 31:17-18).

tn The Hebrew text includes “to possess it,” but this has not been included in the translation for stylistic reasons.

tn Heb “struck,” but in context a fatal blow is meant; cf. NLT “who committed the murder.”

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