New Living Translation
Do not listen to an accusation against an elder unless it is confirmed by two or three witnesses.
King James Bible
Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.
Darby Bible Translation
Against an elder receive not an accusation unless where there are two or three witnesses.
World English Bible
Don't receive an accusation against an elder, except at the word of two or three witnesses.
Young's Literal Translation
Against an elder an accusation receive not, except upon two or three witnesses.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:19 Against an elder - Or presbyter. Do not even receive an accusation, unless by two or three witnesses - By the Mosaic law, a private person might be cited (though not condemned) on the testimony of one witness; but St. Paul forbids an elder to be even cited on such evidence, his reputation being of more importance than that of others.
HEBREWS xiii. Let love of the brethren continue. Forget not to shew love unto strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; them that are evil entreated, as being yourselves also in the body. Let marriage be had in honour among all, and let the bed be undefiled: for fornicators and adulterers God will judge. Be ye free from the love of money; content with such things as ye have: for Himself hath said, I will in no wise fail thee, …
Thomas Charles Edwards—The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews
Excursus on the Deaconess of the Early Church.
What Diversity There Ought to be in the Art of Preaching.
Thoughts Upon Worldly-Riches. Sect. Ii.
But never put a person to death on the testimony of only one witness. There must always be two or three witnesses.
"You must not convict anyone of a crime on the testimony of only one witness. The facts of the case must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.
But if you are unsuccessful, take one or two others with you and go back again, so that everything you say may be confirmed by two or three witnesses.
This they did, entrusting their gifts to Barnabas and Saul to take to the elders of the church in Jerusalem.
1 Timothy 4:14
Do not neglect the spiritual gift you received through the prophecy spoken over you when the elders of the church laid their hands on you.
1 Timothy 5:17
Elders who do their work well should be respected and paid well, especially those who work hard at both preaching and teaching.
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