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Deuteronomy 19 from Scroll 4Q33 Deuteronomyf
17 then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before Yahweh, before the priests and the judges who shall be in those days; 18 and the judges shall make diligent inquisition: and behold, if the witness is a false witness, and has testified falsely against his brother; 19 then you shall do to him as he had thought to do to his brother. So you shall remove the evil from among you. 20 Those who remain shall hear, and fear, and will never again commit any such evil among you. 21 Your eyes shall not pity: life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.
Deuteronomy 19 from Scroll 4Q35 Deuteronomyh
21 Your eyes shall not pity: his life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.
Deuteronomy 19 from Scroll 4Q38a Deuteronomyk2
8 If Yahweh your God enlarges your border, as he
has sworn to your fathers, and gives you all the land which he promised to give to your fathers; 9 if you keep all this commandment to do it, which I command you today, to
love Yahweh your God, and to walk ever in his ways; then you shall
add three cities more for
yourselves, in addition to these three.
10 This is so that innocent blood will not be
shed in the middle of your land which Yahweh your God gives you for an
inheritance, leaving blood guilt on you.
11 But if
any man hates his neighbor, lies in wait for him, rises up against him, strikes
him mortally so that he dies, and he flees
13 Your eye shall not pity him, but you shall purge the innocent blood from Israel that it may go well with you.
14 You shall not remove your neighbor’s landmark, which they of old time have set, in your inheritance which you shall inherit, in the land that Yahweh your God gives you to possess.
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 a matter be established. 16 If an unrighteous witness rises up against any man to testify against him of wrongdoing,
Deuteronomy 19 from Scroll 4Q45 PaleoDeuteronomyr
2 you shall set apart three cities for yourselves in the middle of your land, which Yahweh your God gives you to possess it. 3 You shall prepare the way, and divide the borders of your land which Yahweh your God causes you to inherit into three parts, that every man slayer may flee there.
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