Deuteronomy 19:17
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English Standard Version
then both parties to the dispute shall appear before the LORD, before the priests and the judges who are in office in those days.

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;

American Standard Version
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;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Both of them, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before the Lord in the sight of the priests and the judges that shall be in those days.

English Revised Version
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;

Webster's Bible Translation
Then both the men between whom the controversy is shall stand before the LORD, before the priests, and the judges, who shall be in those days;

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

But whatever care was to be taken by means of free cities to prevent the shedding of blood, the cities of refuge were not to be asyla for criminals who were deserving of death, nor to afford protection to those who had slain a neighbour out of hatred. If such murderers should flee to the free city, the elders (magistrates) of his own town were to fetch him out, and deliver him up to the avenger of blood, that he might die. The law laid down in Numbers 35:16-21 is here still more minutely defined; but this does not transfer to the elders the duty of instituting a judicial inquiry, and deciding the matter, as Riehm follows Vater and De Wette in maintaining, for the purpose of proving that there is a discrepancy between Deuteronomy and the previous legislation. They are simply commanded to perform the duty devolving upon them as magistrates and administrators of local affairs. (On Deuteronomy 19:13, see Deuteronomy 8:8 and Deuteronomy 8:5.)

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Deuteronomy 17:9 And you shall come to the priests the Levites, and to the judge that shall be in those days, and inquire...

Deuteronomy 21:5 And the priests the sons of Levi shall come near; for them the LORD your God has chosen to minister to him...

Malachi 2:7 For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.

Matthew 23:2,3 Saying The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat...

Cross References
Exodus 22:8
If the thief is not found, the owner of the house shall come near to God to show whether or not he has put his hand to his neighbor's property.

Deuteronomy 17:9
And you shall come to the Levitical priests and to the judge who is in office in those days, and you shall consult them, and they shall declare to you the decision.

Deuteronomy 21:5
Then the priests, the sons of Levi, shall come forward, for the LORD your God has chosen them to minister to him and to bless in the name of the LORD, and by their word every dispute and every assault shall be settled.

Deuteronomy 25:1
"If there is a dispute between men and they come into court and the judges decide between them, acquitting the innocent and condemning the guilty,

Ezekiel 44:24
In a dispute, they shall act as judges, and they shall judge it according to my judgments. They shall keep my laws and my statutes in all my appointed feasts, and they shall keep my Sabbaths holy.

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