Deuteronomy 17:4
New International Version
and this has been brought to your attention, then you must investigate it thoroughly. If it is true and it has been proved that this detestable thing has been done in Israel,

New Living Translation
When you hear about it, investigate the matter thoroughly. If it is true that this detestable thing has been done in Israel,

English Standard Version
and it is told you and you hear of it, then you shall inquire diligently, and if it is true and certain that such an abomination has been done in Israel,

Berean Study Bible
and if it is reported and you hear about it, you must investigate it thoroughly. If the report is true and such an abomination has happened in Israel,

King James Bible
And it be told thee, and thou hast heard of it, and inquired diligently, and, behold, it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in Israel:

New King James Version
and it is told you, and you hear of it, then you shall inquire diligently. And if it is indeed true and certain that such an abomination has been committed in Israel,

New American Standard Bible
and if it is reported to you and you have heard about it, then you shall investigate thoroughly. And if it is true and the report is trustworthy that this detestable thing has been done in Israel,

NASB 1995
and if it is told you and you have heard of it, then you shall inquire thoroughly. Behold, if it is true and the thing certain that this detestable thing has been done in Israel,

NASB 1977
and if it is told you and you have heard of it, then you shall inquire thoroughly. And behold, if it is true and the thing certain that this detestable thing has been done in Israel,

Amplified Bible
and if it is told to you and you hear about it, then you shall investigate thoroughly [all the charges]. If it is confirmed beyond doubt that this detestable thing has been done in Israel,

Christian Standard Bible
and if you are told or hear about it, then investigate it thoroughly. If the report turns out to be true that this detestable act has been done in Israel,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and if you are told or hear about it, you must investigate it thoroughly. If the report turns out to be true that this detestable thing has happened in Israel,

American Standard Version
and it be told thee, and thou hast heard of it, then shalt thou inquire diligently; and, behold, if it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in Israel,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they tell you and you hear and you shall investigate well if the account is true and this detestable thing has been committed in Israel:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and it be told thee, and thou shalt have enquired diligently, and, behold, the thing really took place, this abomination has been done in Israel;

Contemporary English Version
So when you hear that someone in your town is committing this disgusting sin, you must carefully find out if that person really is guilty.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And this is told thee, and hearing it thou hast inquired diligently, and found it to be true, and that the abomination is committed in Israel:

English Revised Version
and it be told thee, and thou hast heard of it, then shalt thou inquire diligently, and, behold, if it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in Israel;

Good News Translation
If you hear such a report, then investigate it thoroughly. If it is true that this evil thing has happened in Israel,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When you are told about it, investigate it thoroughly. If it's true and it can be proven that this disgusting thing has been done in Israel,

International Standard Version
When it is reported to you or you hear of it, then investigate it thoroughly. When the truth has been established that this detestable thing has been done in Israel,

JPS Tanakh 1917
and it be told thee, and thou hear it, then shalt thou inquire diligently, and, behold, if it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in Israel;

Literal Standard Version
and it has been declared to you, and you have heard, and have searched diligently, and behold, [if] truth, the thing is established; this abomination has been done in Israel—

NET Bible
When it is reported to you and you hear about it, you must investigate carefully. If it is indeed true that such a disgraceful thing is being done in Israel,

New Heart English Bible
and it be told you, and you have heard of it, then you shall inquire diligently; and look, if it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is done in Israel,

World English Bible
and it be told you, and you have heard of it, then you shall inquire diligently; and behold, if it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is done in Israel,

Young's Literal Translation
and it hath been declared to thee, and thou hast heard, and hast searched diligently, and lo, truth; the thing is established; this abomination hath been done in Israel --

Additional Translations ...
Context
Purge the Idolater
3and going to worship other gods, bowing down to them or to the sun or moon or any of the host of heaven—which I have forbidden— 4and if it is reported and you hear about it, you must investigate it thoroughly. If the report is TRUE and such an abomination has happened in Israel, 5you must bring out to your gates the man or woman who has done this evil thing, and you must stone that person to death.…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 17:3
and going to worship other gods, bowing down to them or to the sun or moon or any of the host of heaven--which I have forbidden--

Deuteronomy 17:5
you must bring out to your gates the man or woman who has done this evil thing, and you must stone that person to death.

Deuteronomy 22:20
If, however, this accusation is true, and no proof of the young woman's virginity can be found,


Treasury of Scripture

And it be told you, and you have heard of it, and inquired diligently, and, behold, it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is worked in Israel:

enquired

Deuteronomy 13:12-14
If thou shalt hear say in one of thy cities, which the LORD thy God hath given thee to dwell there, saying, …

Deuteronomy 19:18
And the judges shall make diligent inquisition: and, behold, if the witness be a false witness, and hath testified falsely against his brother;

Proverbs 25:2
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
and if it is reported
וְהֻֽגַּד־ (wə·hug·gaḏ-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hofal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5046: To be conspicuous

and you hear about it,
וְשָׁמָ֑עְתָּ (wə·šā·mā·‘ə·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

you must investigate it
וְדָרַשְׁתָּ֣ (wə·ḏā·raš·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 1875: To tread, frequent, to follow, to seek, ask, to worship

thoroughly.
הֵיטֵ֔ב (hê·ṭêḇ)
Verb - Hifil - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 3190: To be good, well, glad, or pleasing

If
וְהִנֵּ֤ה (wə·hin·nêh)
Conjunctive waw | Interjection
Strong's 2009: Lo! behold!

the report
הַדָּבָ֔ר (had·dā·ḇār)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

is
נֶעֶשְׂתָ֛ה (ne·‘eś·ṯāh)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

TRUE
אֱמֶת֙ (’ĕ·meṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 571: Stability, certainty, truth, trustworthiness

and such
הַזֹּ֖את (haz·zōṯ)
Article | Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

an abomination
הַתּוֹעֵבָ֥ה (hat·tō·w·‘ê·ḇāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8441: Something disgusting, an abhorrence, idolatry, an idol

has happened in Israel,
בְּיִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ (bə·yiś·rā·’êl)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc


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