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 21:22
 21:23
21:23 However, you may not allow his body to remain on the gallows overnight, but you must bury it on the same day. Since a person who has been hanged is a curse to God, you must not [let it] defile the land that God your Lord is giving you as a heritage.
Lo-talin nivlato al-ha'ets ki-kavor tikberenu bayom hahu ki-kilelat Elohim taluy velo tetame et-admatecha asher Adonay Eloheycha noten lecha nachalah.



Commentary:

bury it on the same day
  If this is true of a criminal, it is all the more true of an innocent person. Immediate burial is therefore the Jewish norm (Sanhedrin 46b; Yerushalmi, Nazir 7:1).

a curse to God
  (literally). Or, 'an extraordinarily great curse' (Adereth Eliahu; HaKethav VeHaKabbalah).





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