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:
Deuteronomy 19:18 Parallel
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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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.
Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, spouting malicious accusations.
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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