Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

and seat two worthless men before him, and let them testify against him, saying, ‘You cursed God and the king.’ Then take him out and stone him to death.”

King James Version

And set two men, sons of Belial, before him, to bear witness against him, saying, Thou didst blaspheme God and the king. And then carry him out, and stone him, that he may die.

Holman Bible

Then seat two wicked men opposite him and have them testify against him, saying, “You have cursed God and the king!” Then take him out and stone him to death.

International Standard Version

Seat two wicked men in front of him, and make them testify against him. Tell them to claim "You cursed God and the king.' Then take him out and stone him to death."

A Conservative Version

And set two men, base fellows, before him, and let them bear witness against him, saying, Thou cursed God and the king. And then carry him out, and stone him to death.

American Standard Version

and set two men, base fellows, before him, and let them bear witness against him, saying, Thou didst curse God and the king. And then carry him out, and stone him to death.

Amplified

and seat two worthless and unprincipled men opposite him, and have them testify against him, saying, ‘You cursed God and the king.’ Then take him out and stone him to death.”

Bible in Basic English

And get two good-for-nothing persons to come before him and give witness that he has been cursing God and the king. Then take him out and have him stoned to death.

Darby Translation

and set two men, sons of Belial, before him, and they shall bear witness against him saying, Thou didst curse God and the king; and carry him out, and stone him, that he may die.

Julia Smith Translation

And set two men, sons of Belial, over against him, and they shall bear witness, saying, Thou didst praise God and the king. And they shall bring him forth and stone him, and he shall die.

King James 2000

And set two men, sons of Belial, before him, to bear witness against him, saying, You did blaspheme God and the king. And then carry him out, and stone him, that he may die.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Seat two men, {scoundrels}, opposite him. Let them witness against him saying, 'You cursed God and the king.' Then you shall bring him out and stone him so that he dies."

Modern King James verseion

And set two men, sons of Belial, before him to bear witness against him, saying, You blasphemed God and the king. And carry him out and stone him so that he may die.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and set two unthrifties before him, and let them testify against him, saying, 'Thou didst curse both God and the king.' And upon that carry him out and stone him to death."

NET Bible

Also seat two villains opposite him and have them testify, 'You cursed God and the king.' Then take him out and stone him to death."

New Heart English Bible

Set two men, base fellows, before him, and let them testify against him, saying, 'You cursed God and the king.' Then carry him out, and stone him to death."

The Emphasized Bible

then let two reckless men take their seats before him, that they may bear witness against him, saying, Thou hast reviled God and king! then shall ye carry him forth and stone him, that he die.

Webster

And set two men, sons of Belial, before him, to bear witness against him, saying, Thou didst blaspheme God and the king. And then carry him out, and stone him, that he may die.

World English Bible

Set two men, base fellows, before him, and let them testify against him, saying, 'You cursed God and the king!' Then carry him out, and stone him to death."

Youngs Literal Translation

and cause two men -- sons of worthlessness -- to sit over-against him, and they testify of him, saying, Thou hast blessed God and Melech; and they have brought him out, and stoned him, and he dieth.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ישׁב 
Yashab 
Usage: 1081

two
שׁתּים שׁנים 
Sh@nayim 
Usage: 767

men
אנושׁ 
'enowsh 
Usage: 42

of Belial
בּליּעל 
B@liya`al 
Usage: 27

God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

and the king
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

יצא 
Yatsa' 
....out, ....forth, bring, come, proceed, go, depart,
Usage: 1068

and stone
סקל 
Caqal 
Usage: 22

Context Readings

The Vineyard Of Naboth The Jezreelite

9 And she wrote in the letters, saying, Proclaim a fast and set Naboth at the head of the people 10 and seat two worthless men before him, and let them testify against him, saying, ‘You cursed God and the king.’ Then take him out and stone him to death.” 11 And the men of his city, even the elders and the nobles who were the inhabitants in his city, did as Jezebel had sent unto them and as it was written in the letters which she had sent unto them.


Cross References

Exodus 22:28

Thou shalt not revile the judges nor curse the prince of thy people.

Acts 6:11

Then they suborned men, who said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and against God.

Leviticus 24:15-16

And thou shalt speak unto the sons of Israel, saying, The man that speaks evil of his God shall bear his sin.

Deuteronomy 13:13

certain men, the sons of Belial, are gone out from among you and have incited the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which ye have not known,

Deuteronomy 19:15

One witness shall not be valid against a man for any iniquity or for any sin, in any sin which he should commit. At the mouth of two witnesses or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.

Judges 19:22

Now as they were making their hearts merry, behold, that men of the city, certain sons of Belial, beset the house round about and beat at the doors and spoke to the master of the house, the old man, saying, Bring forth the man that came into thy house that we may know him.

Matthew 26:59-66

Now the princes of the priests and the elders and all the council sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;

John 10:33

The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we do not stone thee, but for blasphemy; and because thou, being a man, makest thyself God.

Acts 6:13

and set up false witnesses, who said, This man does not cease to speak blasphemous words against this holy place and the law,

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