John 7:51
Good News Translation
"According to our Law we cannot condemn people before hearing them and finding out what they have done."

Contemporary English Version
"Our Law doesn't let us condemn people before we hear what they have to say. We cannot judge them before we know what they have done."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Doth our law judge any man, unless it first hear him and know what he doth?

New American Bible
“Does our law condemn a person before it first hears him and finds out what he is doing?”

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Doth our law judge any man, unless it first hear him and know what he doth?

Deuteronomy 1:17 There shall be no difference of persons, you shall hear the little as well as the great: neither shall you respect any man's person, because it is the judgment of God. And if any thing seem hard to you, refer it to me, and I will hear it.

Deuteronomy 17:8-11 If thou perceive that there be among you a hard and doubtful matter in judgment between blood and blood, cause and cause, leprosy and leprosy: and thou see that the words of the judges within thy gates do vary: arise, and go up to the place, which the Lord thy God shall choose. . . .

Deuteronomy 19:15-19 One witness shall not rise up against any man, whatsoever the sin or wickedness be: but in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word shall stand. . . .

Proverbs 18:13 He that answereth before he heareth, sheweth himself to be a fool, and worthy of confusion.

Context
Unbelief of the Jewish Leaders
50Nicodemus said to them (he that came to him by night, who was one of them): 51Doth our law judge any man, unless it first hear him and know what he doth? 52They answered and said to him: Art thou also a Galilean? Search the scriptures, and see that out of Galilee a prophet riseth not.…
Cross References
Exodus 23:1
Thou shalt not receive the voice of a lie: neither shalt thou join thy hand to bear false witness for a wicked person.

Numbers 35:30
The murderer shall be punished by witnesses: none shall be condemned upon the evidence of one man.

Deuteronomy 17:6
By the mouth of two or three witnesses shall he die that is to be slain. Let no man be put to death, when only one beareth witness against him.

Deuteronomy 19:15
One witness shall not rise up against any man, whatsoever the sin or wickedness be: but in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word shall stand.

Proverbs 18:13
He that answereth before he heareth, sheweth himself to be a fool, and worthy of confusion.

Acts 23:3
Then Paul said to him: God shall strike thee, thou whited wall. For, sittest thou to judge me according to the law and, contrary to the law, commandest me to be struck?

Additional Translations
“Does our law convict a man without first hearing from him to determine what he has done?”

"Does our Law judge the man unless first it has heard from him and known what he does?"

Does our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he does?

Doth our law judge a man, except it first hear from himself and know what he doeth?

Does our law judge a man before it have first heard from himself, and know what he does?

Doth our law judge a man, except it first hear from himself and know what he doeth?

Doth our law judge any man before it heareth him, and knoweth what he doeth?

"Does our Law," he asked, "judge a man without first hearing what he has to say and ascertaining what his conduct is?"

"Does our law judge a man, unless it first hears from him personally and knows what he does?"

'Doth our law judge the man, if it may not hear from him first, and know what he doth?'
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