New International Version
On the testimony of two or three witnesses a person is to be put to death, but no one is to be put to death on the testimony of only one witness.
King James Bible
At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of death be put to death; but at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death.
Darby Bible Translation
At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is to die be put to death: he shall not be put to death at the mouth of one witness.
World English Bible
At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he who is to die be put to death; at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death.
Young's Literal Translation
By the mouth of two witnesses or of three witnesses is he who is dead put to death; he is not put to death by the mouth of one witness;
Deuteronomy 17:6 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Two witnesses - One might be deceived, or be prejudiced or malicious; therefore God required two substantial witnesses for the support of the charge.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
There is very frequent mention of this place in the Talmudists: and, certainly, a more careful comparison of the maps with those things which are said by them of the situation of this place is worthy to be made; when they place it in mount Olivet, these make it contiguous to the buildings of Jerusalem. I. In the place cited in the margin, the case "of a stubborn judge" (or elder) is handling. For when, by the prescript of the law, difficult matters, and such things as concerning which the lower councils …
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica
Subjects of Study. Home Education in Israel; Female Education. Elementary Schools, Schoolmasters, and School Arrangements.
Second Stage of Jewish Trial. Jesus Condemned by Caiaphas and the Sanhedrin.
But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that 'every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.'
"Does our law condemn a man without first hearing him to find out what he has been doing?"
In your own Law it is written that the testimony of two witnesses is true.
2 Corinthians 13:1
This will be my third visit to you. "Every matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses."
1 Timothy 5:19
Do not entertain an accusation against an elder unless it is brought by two or three witnesses.
Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.
"'Anyone who kills a person is to be put to death as a murderer only on the testimony of witnesses. But no one is to be put to death on the testimony of only one witness.
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