Deuteronomy 13:9
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New International Version
You must certainly put them to death. Your hand must be the first in putting them to death, and then the hands of all the people.

New Living Translation
You must put them to death! Strike the first blow yourself, and then all the people must join in.

English Standard Version
But you shall kill him. Your hand shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people.

New American Standard Bible
"But you shall surely kill him; your hand shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.

King James Bible
But thou shalt surely kill him; thine hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Instead, you must kill him. Your hand is to be the first against him to put him to death, and then the hands of all the people.

International Standard Version
But you must surely execute him. You must be the first to put him to death with your own hand, and then the hands of the whole community.

NET Bible
Instead, you must kill him without fail! Your own hand must be the first to strike him, and then the hands of the whole community.

New Heart English Bible
but you shall surely kill him; your hand shall be first on him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You must put them to death. You must start the execution. Then all the other people will join you in putting them to death.

JPS Tanakh 1917
but thou shalt surely kill him; thy hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.

New American Standard 1977
“But you shall surely kill him; your hand shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.

Jubilee Bible 2000
but thou must kill him; thy hand shall be first upon him to put him to death and afterwards the hand of all the people.

King James 2000 Bible
But you shall surely kill him; your hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.

American King James Version
But you shall surely kill him; your hand shall be first on him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.

American Standard Version
but thou shalt surely kill him; thy hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But thou shalt presently put him to death. Let thy hand be first upon him, and afterwards the hands of all the people.

Darby Bible Translation
but thou shalt in any case kill him: thy hand shall be the first against him to put him to death, and afterwards the hands of all the people;

English Revised Version
but thou shalt surely kill him; thine hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.

Webster's Bible Translation
But thou shalt surely kill him; thy hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.

World English Bible
but you shall surely kill him; your hand shall be first on him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.

Young's Literal Translation
'But thou dost surely kill him; thy hand is on him, in the first place, to put him to death, and the hand of all the people last;
Study Bible
Idolaters to Be Put to Death
8you shall not yield to him or listen to him; and your eye shall not pity him, nor shall you spare or conceal him. 9"But you shall surely kill him; your hand shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people. 10"So you shall stone him to death because he has sought to seduce you from the LORD your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.…
Cross References
Acts 7:58
They dragged him out of the city and began to stone him. Meanwhile, the witnesses laid their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul.

Leviticus 24:14
"Bring the one who has cursed outside the camp, and let all who heard him lay their hands on his head; then let all the congregation stone him.

Deuteronomy 13:5
"But that prophet or that dreamer of dreams shall be put to death, because he has counseled rebellion against the LORD your God who brought you from the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the house of slavery, to seduce you from the way in which the LORD your God commanded you to walk. So you shall purge the evil from among you.

Deuteronomy 17:7
"The hand of the witnesses shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people. So you shall purge the evil from your midst.
Treasury of Scripture

But you shall surely kill him; your hand shall be first on him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.

But

Deuteronomy 17:2-7 If there be found among you, within any of your gates which the LORD …

Matthew 10:37 He that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: …

Luke 14:26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, …

thine hand

Deuteronomy 17:7 The hands of the witnesses shall be first on him to put him to death, …

John 8:7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said …

Acts 7:58 And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid …

(9) Thine hand shall be first upon him to put him to death.--A law tending to prevent false accusation. Where the witness is obliged to carry out himself, or to aid in carrying out, the sentence he demands, secret accusation is impossible; and it is far less easy to pervert the law in order to prosecute a private quarrel.

But thou shalt surely kill him,.... Not privately and secretly, when and where he entices, nor the enticed himself by his own authority, but after being examined, judged, and condemned by the civil magistrate; and none might judge a false prophet but the sanhedrim at Jerusalem, the sanhedrim of seventy one (m); see Luke 13:33, but the difficulty is how such an one could be convicted, since the affair was transacted secretly, Deuteronomy 13:6 and there were none present to be witnesses, none but the enticer and the enticed; so that either the enticer must be brought to a confession of his guilt, or the testimony of the enticed alone must be taken. The Jewish doctors say (n), that they laid in wait for the enticer, which they never did for any other person, and the method they took was this; the enticed brought two persons, and put them behind a hedge, so that they might see the enticer, and hear his words, and he not see them; and he said to the enticer, say what thou hast said to me privately; which said, the enticed answered to him, how shall we leave our God which is in heaven, and go and serve wood and stone? if he returned (from his evil) hereby, or was silent, he was free; but if he said unto him, so we are obliged, and thus it is comely for us; they that stood afar off, behind the hedge (or in a dark room), brought him to the sanhedrim, and stoned him, that is, after examination, trial, judgment, and condemnation:

thine hand shall be first upon him, to put him to death; he was to throw the first stone at him, partly to show his indignation against the sin he had enticed him to, and that it had not at all affected him so as to incline him unto it; and partly to show that he had bore a true testimony, of which a suspicion might have been created in the minds of some, had he been backward to the execution of him:

and afterwards the hand of all the people; who then could proceed with more certainty and satisfaction: this shows that the person enticed had not a right to kill the enticer, without a judicial process, and the order of the civil magistrate.

(m) Misn. Sanhedrin, c. 1. sect. 7. (n) Ibid. c. 7. sect. 10. Maimon. Obede Cochabim, c. 5. sect. 3.9. thou shalt surely kill him—not hastily, or in a private manner, but after trial and conviction; and his relative, as informer, was to cast the first stone (see on [126]De 17:2; [127]Ac 7:58). It is manifest that what was done in secret could not be legally proved by a single informer; and hence Jewish writers say that spies were set in some private part of the house, to hear the conversation and watch the conduct of a person suspected of idolatrous tendencies.13:6-11 It is the policy of Satan to try to lead us to evil by those whom we love, whom we least suspect of any ill design, and whom we are desirous to please, and apt to conform to. The enticement here is supposed to come from a brother or child, who are near by nature; from a wife or friend, who are near by choice, and are to us as our souls. But it is our duty to prefer God and religion, before the nearest and dearest friends we have in the world. We must not, to please our friends, break God's law. Thou shalt not consent to him, nor go with him, not for company, or curiosity, not to gain his affections. It is a general rule, If sinners entice thee, consent thou not, Pr 1:10. And we must not hinder the course of God's justice.
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