Deuteronomy 19:18
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New International Version
The judges must make a thorough investigation, and if the witness proves to be a liar, giving false testimony against a fellow Israelite,

King James Bible
And the judges shall make diligent inquisition: and, behold, if the witness be a false witness, and hath testified falsely against his brother;

Darby Bible Translation
and the judges shall make thorough inquiry; and if the witness be a false witness, and he have testified falsely against his brother,

World English Bible
and the judges shall make diligent inquisition: and, behold, if the witness is a false witness, and has testified falsely against his brother;

Young's Literal Translation
and the judges have searched diligently, and lo, the witness is a false witness, a falsehood he hath testified against his brother:

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

One witness shall not rise up, etc. - See Numbers 35:30 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Deuteronomy 13:14 Then shall you inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain...

Deuteronomy 17:4 And it be told you, and you have heard of it, and inquired diligently, and, behold, it be true, and the thing certain...

2 Chronicles 19:6,7 And said to the judges, Take heed what you do: for you judge not for man, but for the LORD, who is with you in the judgment...

Job 19:16 I called my servant, and he gave me no answer; I entreated him with my mouth.

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The Cities of Refuge
'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
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

What the Ruler's Discrimination Should be Between Correction and Connivance, Between Fervour and Gentleness.
It should be known too that the vices of subjects ought sometimes to be prudently connived at, but indicated in that they are connived at; that things, even though openly known, ought sometimes to be seasonably tolerated, but sometimes, though hidden, be closely investigated; that they ought sometimes to be gently reproved, but sometimes vehemently censured. For, indeed, some things, as we have said, ought to be prudently connived at, but indicated in that they are connived at, so that, when the
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Cross References
Deuteronomy 25:1
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.

Psalm 27:12
Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, spouting malicious accusations.

Daniel 6:24
At the king's command, the men who had falsely accused Daniel were brought in and thrown into the lions' den, along with their wives and children. And before they reached the floor of the den, the lions overpowered them and crushed all their bones.

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