Deuteronomy 13:9
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.

Berean Study Bible
Instead, you must surely kill him. Your hand must be the first against him to put him to death, and then the hands 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.

New King James Version
but you shall surely 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
Instead, you shall most certainly kill him; your hand shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people.

NASB 1995
“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.

NASB 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.

Amplified Bible
Instead, you shall most certainly execute him; your hand shall be first [to be raised] against him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.

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.

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.

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But certainly kill him; your hand shall begin with him first to kill him and the hand of all the people at the end.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
thou shalt surely report concerning him, and thy hands shall be upon him among the first to slay him, and the hands of all the people at the last.

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.

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.

Good News Translation
Kill them! Be the first to stone them, and then let everyone else stone them too.

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.

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.

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.

Literal Standard Version
But you surely kill him; your hand is on him in the first place to put him to death, and the hand of all the people last;

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.

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;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Idolaters to Be Put to Death
8you must not yield to him or listen to him. Show him no pity, and do not spare him or shield him. 9Instead, you must surely kill him. Your hand must be the first against him to put him to death, and then the hands of all the people. 10Stone him to death for trying to turn you away from the LORD your God, who brought you out of 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
"Take the blasphemer outside the camp, and have all who heard him lay their hands on his head; then have the whole assembly stone him.

Deuteronomy 13:5
Such a prophet or dreamer must be put to death, because he has advocated rebellion against the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the house of slavery; he has tried to turn you from the way in which the LORD your God has commanded you to walk. So you must purge the evil from among you.

Deuteronomy 17:7
The hands of the witnesses shall be the first in putting him to death, and after that, the hands of all the people. So you must purge the evil from among you.


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 thy gates which the LORD thy God giveth thee, man or woman, that hath wrought wickedness in the sight of the LORD thy God, in transgressing his covenant, …

Matthew 10:37
He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter 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, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

thine hand

Deuteronomy 17:7
The hands of the witnesses shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterward the hands of all the people. So thou shalt put the evil away from among you.

John 8:7
So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

Acts 7:58
And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man's feet, whose name was Saul.









(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.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Instead,
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

you must surely kill him.
הָרֹג֙ (hā·rōḡ)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 2026: To smite with deadly intent

Your hand
יָֽדְךָ֛ (yā·ḏə·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3027: A hand

must be
תִּֽהְיֶה־ (tih·yeh-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

the first
בָרִֽאשׁוֹנָ֖ה (ḇā·ri·šō·w·nāh)
Preposition-b, Article | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 7223: First, in place, time, rank

against him
בּ֥וֹ (bōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

to put him to death,
לַהֲמִית֑וֹ (la·hă·mî·ṯōw)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill

and then
בָּאַחֲרֹנָֽה׃ (bā·’a·ḥă·rō·nāh)
Preposition-b, Article | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 314: Hinder, late, last, western

the hands
וְיַ֥ד (wə·yaḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 3027: A hand

of all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the people.
הָעָ֖ם (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock


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