Deuteronomy 19:19
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New International Version
then do to the false witness as that witness intended to do to the other party. You must purge the evil from among you.

King James Bible
Then shall ye do unto him, as he had thought to have done unto his brother: so shalt thou put the evil away from among you.

Darby Bible Translation
then shall ye do unto him as he had thought to have done unto his brother; and thou shalt put evil away from thy midst.

World English Bible
then you shall do to him as he had thought to do to his brother: so you shall put away the evil from the midst of you.

Young's Literal Translation
'Then ye have done to him as he devised to do to his brother, and thou hast put away the evil thing out of thy midst,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Then shall ye do unto him as he had thought to have done unto his brother - Nothing can be more equitable or proper than this, that if a man endeavor to do any injury to or take away the life of another, on detection he shall be caused to undergo the same evil which he intended for his innocent neighbor.

Some of our excellent English laws have been made on this very ground. In the 37th of Edw. III., chap. 18, it is ordained that all those who make suggestion shall incur the same pain which the other should have had, if he were attainted, in case his suggestions be found evil. A similar law was made in the 38th of the same reign, chap. 9. By a law of the twelve Tables, a false witness was thrown down the Tarpeian rock. In short, false witnesses have been execrated by all nations.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Then shall

Proverbs 19:5,9 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaks lies shall not escape...

Jeremiah 14:15 Therefore thus said the LORD concerning the prophets that prophesy in my name, and I sent them not, yet they say...

Daniel 6:24 And the king commanded, and they brought those men which had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions, them...

so shalt

Deuteronomy 13:5 And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he has spoken to turn you away from the LORD your God...

Deuteronomy 17:7 The hands of the witnesses shall be first on him to put him to death, and afterward the hands of all the people...

Deuteronomy 19:20 And those which remain shall hear, and fear, and shall from now on commit no more any such evil among you.

Deuteronomy 21:20,21 And they shall say to the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton...

Deuteronomy 22:21,24 Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die...

Deuteronomy 24:7 If a man be found stealing any of his brothers of the children of Israel, and makes merchandise of him, or sells him...

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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 21:21
Then all the men of his town are to stone him to death. You must purge the evil from among you. All Israel will hear of it and be afraid.

Deuteronomy 22:21
she shall be brought to the door of her father's house and there the men of her town shall stone her to death. She has done an outrageous thing in Israel by being promiscuous while still in her father's house. You must purge the evil from among you.

Proverbs 19:5
A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will not go free.

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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