Deuteronomy 19:17
New International Version
the two people involved in the dispute must stand in the presence of the LORD before the priests and the judges who are in office at the time.

New Living Translation
then both the accuser and accused must appear before the LORD by coming to the priests and judges in office at that time.

English Standard Version
then both parties to the dispute shall appear before the LORD, before the priests and the judges who are in office in those days.

Berean Study Bible
both parties to the dispute must stand in the presence of the LORD, before the priests and judges who are in office at that time.

King James Bible
Then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges, which shall be in those days;

New King James Version
then both men in the controversy shall stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges who serve in those days.

New American Standard Bible
then both people who have the dispute shall stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges who will be in office in those days.

NASB 1995
then both the men who have the dispute shall stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges who will be in office in those days.

NASB 1977
then both the men who have the dispute shall stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges who will be in office in those days.

Amplified Bible
then both parties to the controversy shall stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges who will be in office at that time.

Christian Standard Bible
the two people in the dispute are to stand in the presence of the LORD before the priests and judges in authority at that time.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
the two people in the dispute must stand in the presence of the LORD before the priests and judges in authority at that time.

American Standard Version
then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before Jehovah, before the priests and the judges that shall be in those days;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Both men who have a legal case will stand before LORD JEHOVAH and before the Priests and the Judges there will be in those days;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
then shall the two men between whom the controversy is, stand before the Lord, and before the priests, and before the judges, who may be in those days.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Both of them, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before the Lord in the sight of the priests and the judges that shall be in those days.

English Revised Version
then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges which shall be in those days;

Good News Translation
both of you are to go to the one place of worship and be judged by the priests and judges who are then in office.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The two people involved must stand in the LORD's presence, in front of the priests and judges who are serving at that time.

International Standard Version
then both must stand with their dispute in the LORD's presence, the priests, and the judges at that time.

JPS Tanakh 1917
then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges that shall be in those days.

Literal Standard Version
then both of the men who have the strife have stood before YHWH, before the priests and the judges who are in those days,

NET Bible
then both parties to the controversy must stand before the LORD, that is, before the priests and judges who will be in office in those days.

New Heart English Bible
then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges who shall be in those days;

World English Bible
then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before Yahweh, before the priests and the judges who shall be in those days;

Young's Literal Translation
then have both the men who have the strife stood before Jehovah, before the priests and the judges who are in those days,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Testimony of Two or Three Witnesses
16If a false witness testifies against someone, accusing him of a crime, 17both parties to the dispute must stand in the presence of the LORD, before the priests and judges who are in office at that time. 18The judges shall investigate thoroughly, and if the witness is proven to be a liar who has falsely accused his brother,…

Cross References
Exodus 22:8
If the thief is not found, the owner of the house must appear before the judges to determine whether he has taken his neighbor's property.

Deuteronomy 17:9
You are to go to the Levitical priests and to the judge who presides at that time. Inquire of them, and they will give you a verdict in the case.

Deuteronomy 21:5
And the priests, the sons of Levi, shall come forward, for the LORD your God has chosen them to serve Him and pronounce blessings in His name and to give a ruling in every dispute and case of assault.

Deuteronomy 25:1
If there is a dispute between men, they are to go to court to be judged, so that the innocent may be acquitted and the guilty condemned.

Ezekiel 44:24
In any dispute, they shall officiate as judges and judge according to My ordinances. They must keep My laws and statutes regarding all My appointed feasts, and they must keep My Sabbaths holy.


Treasury of Scripture

Then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges, which shall be in those days;

Deuteronomy 17:9
And thou shalt come unto the priests the Levites, and unto the judge that shall be in those days, and inquire; and they shall shew thee the sentence of judgment:

Deuteronomy 21:5
And the priests the sons of Levi shall come near; for them the LORD thy God hath chosen to minister unto him, and to bless in the name of the LORD; and by their word shall every controversy and every stroke be tried:

Malachi 2:7
For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.









Verse 17. - Both the men, i.e. both parties at the bar, shall stand before the Lord; i.e. shall come to the sanctuary where Jehovah had his dwelling-place in the midst of his people, and where the supreme judges, who were his delegates and representatives, held their court (Deuteronomy 17:9).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
both
שְׁנֵֽי־ (šə·nê-)
Number - mdc
Strong's 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

parties
הָאֲנָשִׁ֛ים (hā·’ă·nā·šîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

to the dispute
הָרִ֖יב (hā·rîḇ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7379: Strife, dispute

must stand
וְעָמְד֧וּ (wə·‘ā·mə·ḏū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 5975: To stand, in various relations

in the presence
לִפְנֵ֣י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

of the LORD,
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

before
לִפְנֵ֤י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

the priests
הַכֹּֽהֲנִים֙ (hak·kō·hă·nîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3548: Priest

and judges
וְהַשֹּׁ֣פְטִ֔ים (wə·haš·šō·p̄ə·ṭîm)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 8199: To judge, pronounce sentence, to vindicate, punish, to govern, to litigate

who
אֲשֶׁ֥ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

are
יִהְי֖וּ (yih·yū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

[in office]
לָהֶ֥ם (lā·hem)
Preposition-l | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1992: They

at that
הָהֵֽם׃ (hā·hêm)
Article | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1992: They

time.
בַּיָּמִ֥ים (bay·yā·mîm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3117: A day


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