And the judges shall make diligent inquisition: and, behold, if the witness be a false witness, and has testified falsely against his brother;
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EXPOSITORY (ENGLISH BIBLE)Exodus 23:1) who were summoned before the supreme court held, as provided in Deuteronomy 17, at the sanctuary. The judges acted as God's representative; to lie to them was to lie to Him.
16-21. But if convicted of perjury, it will be sufficient for his own condemnation, and his punishment shall be exactly the same as would have overtaken the object of his malignant prosecution. (See on Ex 21:23; see also Le 24:20).And the judges shall make diligent inquisition: and, behold, if the witness be a false witness, and hath testified falsely against his brother;
EXEGETICAL (ORIGINAL LANGUAGES)18. shall make diligent inquisition] See Deuteronomy 13:14 (15), Deuteronomy 17:4; Deuteronomy 17:9; Sg.
false, falsely] Heb. sheḳer: so in Exodus 20:16, but Deuteronomy 5:20 has shav, vain.
brother] here and next v.: the usual term in Sg. passages for fellow-Israelite.Numbers 35:16-21 is here still more minutely defined; but this does not transfer to the elders the duty of instituting a judicial inquiry, and deciding the matter, as Riehm follows Vater and De Wette in maintaining, for the purpose of proving that there is a discrepancy between Deuteronomy and the previous legislation. They are simply commanded to perform the duty devolving upon them as magistrates and administrators of local affairs. (On Deuteronomy 19:13, see Deuteronomy 8:8 and Deuteronomy 8:5.)
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