New Living Translation
then both the accuser and accused must appear before the LORD by coming to the priests and judges in office at that time.
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;
Darby Bible Translation
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;
World English Bible
then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before Yahweh, before the priests and the judges who shall be in those days;
Young's Literal Translation
then have both the men who have the strife stood before Jehovah, before the priests and the judges who are in those days,
Deuteronomy 19:17 Parallel
CommentaryDeuteronomy 19:17 Parallel Commentaries
Owing to the comparatively loose nature of the connection between consecutive passages in the legislative section, it is difficult to present an adequate summary of the book of Deuteronomy. In the first section, i.-iv. 40, Moses, after reviewing the recent history of the people, and showing how it reveals Jehovah's love for Israel, earnestly urges upon them the duty of keeping His laws, reminding them of His spirituality and absoluteness. Then follows the appointment, iv. 41-43--here irrelevant (cf. …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
But if the thief is not caught, the neighbor must appear before God, who will determine if he stole the property.
and present them to the Levitical priests or the judge on duty at that time. They will hear the case and declare the verdict.
Then the Levitical priests must step forward, for the LORD your God has chosen them to minister before him and to pronounce blessings in the LORD's name. They are to decide all legal and criminal cases.
"Suppose two people take a dispute to court, and the judges declare that one is right and the other is wrong.
"They will serve as judges to resolve any disagreements among my people. Their decisions must be based on my regulations. And the priests themselves must obey my instructions and decrees at all the sacred festivals, and see to it that the Sabbaths are set apart as holy days.
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