GOD'S WORD® Translation (© 1995)
But if he does not listen, take one or two others with you so that every accusation may be verified by two or three witnesses.
King James Bible
But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
Darby Bible Translation
But if he do not hear thee, take with thee one or two besides, that every matter may stand upon the word of two witnesses or of three.
World English Bible
But if he doesn't listen, take one or two more with you, that at the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
Young's Literal Translation
and if he may not hear, take with thee yet one or two, that by the mouth of two witnesses or three every word may stand.
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'If so be that he find it.'--MATT. xviii. 13. 'Until he find it.'--LUKE xv. 4. Like other teachers, Jesus seems to have had favourite points of view and utterances which came naturally to His lips. There are several instances in the gospels of His repeating the same sayings in entirely different connections and with different applications. One of these habitual points of view seems to have been the thought of men as wandering sheep, and of Himself as the Shepherd. The metaphor has become so familiar …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Six Sweeping Statements.
False Ambition Versus Childlikeness.
Sin and Forgiveness Between Brethren.
"Whoever kills another person will be put to death as a murderer only on the testimony of more than one witness. No one can be put to death on the testimony of only one witness.
The person can only be sentenced to death on the testimony of two or three witnesses, but no one should ever be sentenced to death on the testimony of only one witness.
One witness is never enough to convict someone of a crime, offense, or sin he may have committed. Cases must be settled based on the testimony of two or three witnesses.
Your own teachings say that the testimony of two people is true.
2 Corinthians 13:1
This is the third time that I'll be visiting you. Every accusation must be verified by two or three witnesses.
1 Timothy 5:19
Don't pay attention to an accusation against a spiritual leader unless it is supported by two or three witnesses.
If two or three witnesses accused someone of rejecting Moses' Teachings, that person was shown no mercy as he was executed.
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