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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CommentaryClarke'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.
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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.
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.
A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will not go free.
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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