Deuteronomy 19 Maori Bible (MAORI)
19 E whakangaromia e Ihowa, e tou Atua, nga iwi no ratou nei te whenua ka homai nei e Ihowa, e tou Atua, ki a koe, a ka riro to ratou wahi i a koe, a ka noho koe ki o ratou pa, ki o ratou whare:
2 Me wehe e koe kia toru nga pa mou i waenganui o tou whenua, ka homai nei e Ihowa, e tou Atua, ki a koe, hei kainga pumau.
3 Whakapaia e koe he huarahi, ka tapahi i nga rohe o tou whenua, ka whakawhiwhia nei e Ihowa, e tou Atua, ki a koe, kia toru nga wahanga, hei rerenga atu mo nga tangata whakamate katoa.
4 A ko te ahua tenei mo te tangata whakamate, e rere ai ki reira, e ora ai hoki: ara ki te patua e ia tona hoa he mea urupa, kahore hoki ona kino ki a ia i mua atu;
5 Penei me te tangata ka haere tahi raua ko tona koa ki te ngahere ki te tapahi rakau, a ka aki atu tona ringa i te toki ki te tua i te rakau, na ka maunu te pane i te kakau, pono tonu ki tona hoa, a mate iho; na ka rere atu ia ki tetahi o aua pa, a ka ora:
6 Kei whai te kaitakitaki toto i te tangata whakamate, i te mea e pawerawera ana tona ngakau, a ka hopu i a ia, he roa hoki no te huarahi, a ka patu i a ia; kihai ia i tika te mate mona, no te mea kahore ia i kino ki a ia i mua atu.
7 Koia taku e whakahau atu nei ki a koe, e mea nei, Me wehe e koe kia toru nga pa mou.
8 A ki te whakanui a Ihowa, tou Atua, i tou rohe, ki te rite ki tana i oati ai ki ou matua, a ka homai e ia te whenua katoa i mea ai ia kia homai ki ou matua;
9 Ki te puritia e koe, ki te mahia enei whakahau katoa, e whakahau atu nei ahau ki a koe i tenei ra, ara kia aroha ki a Ihowa, ki tou Atua, kia haere hoki i ona huarahi i nga ra katoa; ko reira koe tango ai kia toru atu nga pa mou, hei tapiri mo en a pa e toru:
10 Kei whakahekea te toto harakore ki waenganui o tou whenua, ka homai nei e Ihowa, e tou Atua, ki a koe hei kainga, kei whakairia hoki te toto ki runga ki a koe.
11 Engari ia ki te kino tetahi ki tona hoa, a ka whanga ki a ia, ka whakatika hoki ki a ia, ka patu rawa i a ia, no ka mate ia; a ka rere ia ki tetahi o aua pa:
12 Na me tono e nga kaumatua o tona pa, ka tiki atu hoki i a ia i reira, ka hoatu i a ia ki te ringa o te kaitakitaki toto, kia mate ai ia.
13 Kei tohu tou kanohi i a ia, engari me whakakahore e koe te toto harakore i roto i a Iharaira, kia whiwhi ai koe ki te pai.
14 Kei nekehia ketia e koe te rohe o tou hoa, i rohea ai e nga tangata onamata, ki tou kainga e nohoia e koe i te whenua ka homai nei e Ihowa, e tou Atua, ki a koe hei kainga.
15 Kei whakatika ki te tangata te kaiwhakaatu kotahi mo te kino, mo tetahi hara ranei, ahakoa he aha, e hara ai ia: ma te kupu a nga kaiwhakaatu tokorua, ma te kupu ranei a nga kaiwhakaatu tokotoru, e whakatikaia ai te korero.
16 Ki te whakatika tetahi kaiwhakaatu teka ki tetahi tangata, hei korero teka i mahi ia i te he;
17 Na me tu nga tangata tokorua, na raua nei te totohe, ki te aroaro o Ihowa, ki te aroaro hoki o nga tohunga ratou ko nga kaiwhakawa e whakariterite ana i aua ra;
18 Na me whakataki marie e nga kaiwhakawa; a ka kitea he kaiwhakaatu teka te kaiwhakaatu, he teka tana korero mo tona teina;
19 Na peratia ia e koutou me tana i whakaaro ai kia meatia ki tona teina: penei ka whakakorea te kino i roto i a koe.
20 A ka rongo te nuinga, a ka wehi, e kore hoki e mea i te kino pera i roto i a koe a muri.
21 Kaua ano tou kanohi e tohu; ko to te ora utu he ora, to te kanohi he kanohi, to te niho he niho, to te ringa he ringa, to te waewae he waewae.
Deuteronomy 19 New International Version (NIV)
Cities of Refuge
19 When the Lord your God has destroyed the nations whose land he is giving you, and when you have driven them out and settled in their towns and houses, 2 then set aside for yourselves three cities in the land the Lord your God is giving you to possess. 3 Determine the distances involved and divide into three parts the land the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, so that a person who kills someone may flee for refuge to one of these cities.
4 This is the rule concerning anyone who kills a person and flees there for safety—anyone who kills a neighbor unintentionally, without malice aforethought. 5 For instance, a man may go into the forest with his neighbor to cut wood, and as he swings his ax to fell a tree, the head may fly off and hit his neighbor and kill him. That man may flee to one of these cities and save his life. 6 Otherwise, the avenger of blood might pursue him in a rage, overtake him if the distance is too great, and kill him even though he is not deserving of death, since he did it to his neighbor without malice aforethought. 7 This is why I command you to set aside for yourselves three cities.
8 If the Lord your God enlarges your territory, as he promised on oath to your ancestors, and gives you the whole land he promised them, 9 because you carefully follow all these laws I command you today—to love the Lord your God and to walk always in obedience to him—then you are to set aside three more cities. 10 Do this so that innocent blood will not be shed in your land, which the Lord your God is giving you as your inheritance, and so that you will not be guilty of bloodshed.
11 But if out of hate someone lies in wait, assaults and kills a neighbor, 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. You must purge from Israel the guilt of shedding innocent blood, so that it may go well with you.
14 Do not move your neighbor’s boundary stone set up by your predecessors in the inheritance you receive in the land the Lord your God is giving you to possess.
15 One witness is not enough to convict anyone accused of any crime or offense they may have committed. A matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.
16 If a malicious witness takes the stand to accuse someone of a crime, 17 the two people involved in the dispute must stand in the presence of the Lord before the priests and the judges who are in office at the time. 18 The judges must make a thorough investigation, and if the witness proves to be a liar, giving false testimony against a fellow Israelite, 19 then do to the false witness as that witness intended to do to the other party. You must purge the evil from among you. 20 The rest of the people will hear of this and be afraid, and never again will such an evil thing be done among you. 21 Show no pity: life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.