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.
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;
Darby Bible Translation
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;
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,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
One witness shall not rise up, etc. - See Numbers 35:30 (note).
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'The Lord also spake unto Joshua, saying, 2. Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Appoint out for you cities of refuge, whereof I spake unto you by the hand of Moses: 3. That the slayer that killeth any person unawares and unwittingly may flee thither: and they shall be your refuge from the avenger of blood. 4. And when he that doth flee unto one of those cities shall stand at the entering of the gate of the city, and shall declare his cause in the ears of the elders of that city, they shall …
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But if the thief is not found, the owner of the house must appear before the judges, and they must determine whether the owner of the house has laid hands on the other person's property.
Go to the Levitical priests and to the judge who is in office at that time. Inquire of them and they will give you the verdict.
The Levitical priests shall step forward, for the LORD your God has chosen them to minister and to pronounce blessings in the name of the LORD and to decide all cases of dispute and assault.
When people have a dispute, they are to take it to court and the judges will decide the case, acquitting the innocent and condemning the guilty.
"'In any dispute, the priests are to serve as judges and decide it according to my ordinances. They are to keep my laws and my decrees for all my appointed festivals, and they are to keep my Sabbaths holy.
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