Deuteronomy 13:14
New International Version
then you must inquire, probe and investigate it thoroughly. And if it is true and it has been proved that this detestable thing has been done among you,

New Living Translation
In such cases, you must examine the facts carefully. If you find that the report is true and such a detestable act has been committed among you,

English Standard Version
then you shall inquire and make search and ask diligently. And behold, if it be true and certain that such an abomination has been done among you,

Berean Study Bible
then you must inquire, investigate, and interrogate thoroughly. And if it is established with certainty that this abomination has been committed among you,

King James Bible
Then shalt thou inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought among you;

New King James Version
then you shall inquire, search out, and ask diligently. And if it is indeed true and certain that such an abomination was committed among you,

New American Standard Bible
then you shall investigate, search out, and inquire thoroughly. And if it is true and the matter is certain that this abomination has been committed among you,

NASB 1995
then you shall investigate and search out and inquire thoroughly. If it is true and the matter established that this abomination has been done among you,

NASB 1977
then you shall investigate and search out and inquire thoroughly. And if it is true and the matter established that this abomination has been done among you,

Amplified Bible
then you shall investigate and search out [witnesses] and ask thorough questions. If it is true and the matter is established that this loathsome thing has been done among you,

Christian Standard Bible
you are to inquire, investigate, and interrogate thoroughly. If the report turns out to be true that this detestable act has been done among you,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
you are to inquire, investigate, and interrogate thoroughly. If the report turns out to be true that this detestable thing has happened among you,

American Standard Version
then shalt thou inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in the midst of thee,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Seek and search and inquire well if this is truly the case and this impurity was done among you;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
then thou shalt enquire and ask, and search diligently, and behold, if the thing is clearly true, and this abomination has taken place among you,

Contemporary English Version
You must carefully find out if the rumor is true. Then if the people of that town have actually done such a disgusting thing in your own country,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Inquire carefully and diligently, the truth of the thing by looking well into it, and if thou find that which is said to be certain, and that this abomination hath been really committed,

English Revised Version
then shalt thou inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in the midst of thee;

Good News Translation
If you hear such a rumor, investigate it thoroughly; and if it is true that this evil thing did happen,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then make a thorough investigation. If it is true, and you can prove that this disgusting thing has been done among you,

International Standard Version
You must thoroughly investigate and inquire if it is true that this detestable thing exists among you. If it is so,

JPS Tanakh 1917
then shalt thou inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in the midst of thee;

Literal Standard Version
then you have inquired, and searched, and asked diligently, and behold, [if] truth, the thing is established; this abomination has been done in your midst—

NET Bible
You must investigate thoroughly and inquire carefully. If it is indeed true that such a disgraceful thing is being done among you,

New Heart English Bible
then you shall inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, look, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is done in the midst of you,

World English Bible
then you shall inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is done in the midst of you,

Young's Literal Translation
and thou hast enquired, and searched, and asked diligently, and lo, truth; the thing is established; this abomination hath been done in thy midst:

Additional Translations ...
Context
Idolatrous Cities to Be Destroyed
13that wicked men have arisen from among you and have led the people of their city astray, saying, “Let us go and serve other gods” (which you have not known), 14then you must inquire, investigate, and interrogate thoroughly. And if it is established with certainty that this abomination has been committed among you, 15you must surely put the inhabitants of that city to the sword. Devote to destruction all its people and livestock.…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 13:13
that wicked men have arisen from among you and have led the people of their city astray, saying, "Let us go and serve other gods" (which you have not known),

Deuteronomy 13:15
you must surely put the inhabitants of that city to the sword. Devote to destruction all its people and livestock.


Treasury of Scripture

Then shall you inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is worked among you;

Deuteronomy 17:4
And it be told thee, and thou hast heard of it, and inquired diligently, and, behold, it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in Israel:

Deuteronomy 10:18
He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment.

Numbers 35:30
Whoso killeth any person, the murderer shall be put to death by the mouth of witnesses: but one witness shall not testify against any person to cause him to die.









Verses 14, 15. - After due inquiry, if it was found that such a thing had really been done in any of their cities, the extreme penalty was to be inflicted on the city and all its inhabitants - all were to be destroyed. Smite... with the edge of the sword; literally, with the mouth of the sword, as biting and devouring like a ravenous beast - a phrase for utter destruction.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
then you must inquire,
וְדָרַשְׁתָּ֧ (wə·ḏā·raš·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 1875: To tread, frequent, to follow, to seek, ask, to worship

investigate,
וְחָקַרְתָּ֧‪‬ (wə·ḥā·qar·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 2713: To penetrate, to examine intimately

and interrogate
וְשָׁאַלְתָּ֖ (wə·šā·’al·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 7592: To inquire, to request, to demand

thoroughly.
הֵיטֵ֑ב (hê·ṭêḇ)
Verb - Hifil - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 3190: To be good, well, glad, or pleasing

And if
וְהִנֵּ֤ה (wə·hin·nêh)
Conjunctive waw | Interjection
Strong's 2009: Lo! behold!

it is established with certainty
אֱמֶת֙ (’ĕ·meṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 571: Stability, certainty, truth, trustworthiness

that this
הַזֹּ֖את (haz·zōṯ)
Article | Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

abomination
הַתּוֹעֵבָ֥ה (hat·tō·w·‘ê·ḇāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8441: Something disgusting, an abhorrence, idolatry, an idol

has been committed
נֶעֶשְׂתָ֛ה (ne·‘eś·ṯāh)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

among you,
בְּקִרְבֶּֽךָ׃ (bə·qir·be·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 7130: The nearest part, the center


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