Deuteronomy 21:6-9New American Standard Bible (NASB)
6 All the elders of that city [a]which is nearest to the slain man shall wash their hands over the heifer whose neck was broken in the valley;7 and they shall answer and say, ‘Our hands did not shed this blood, nor did our eyes see it.8 [b]Forgive Your people Israel whom You have redeemed, O Lord, and do not place the guilt of innocent blood in the midst of Your people Israel.’ And the bloodguiltiness shall be [c]forgiven them.9 So you shall remove the guilt of innocent blood from your midst, when you do what is right in the eyes of the Lord.
31 The king said to him, “Do as he has spoken and fall upon him and bury him, that you may remove from me and from my father’s house the blood which Joab shed without cause.32 The Lord will return his blood on his own head, because he fell upon two men more righteous and better than he and killed them with the sword, while my father David did not know it: Abner the son of Ner, commander of the army of Israel, and Amasa the son of Jether, commander of the army of Judah.33 So shall their blood return on the head of Joab and on the head of his [a]descendants forever; but to David and his [b]descendants and his house and his throne, may there be peace from the Lord forever.”
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