Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

Against an elder receive not an accusation, except at the mouth of two or three witnesses.

New American Standard Bible

Do not receive an accusation against an elder except on the basis of two or three witnesses.

King James Version

Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.

Holman Bible

Don’t accept an accusation against an elder unless it is supported by two or three witnesses.

International Standard Version

Do not accept an accusation against an elder unless it is supported "by two or three witnesses."

A Conservative Version

Accept no accusation against an elder, except at two or three witnesses.

Amplified

Do not accept an accusation against an elder unless it is based on [the testimony of at least] two or three witnesses.

An Understandable Version

Do not listen to an accusation against an elder unless it comes from two or three witnesses.

Anderson New Testament

Receive not an accusation against an old man, unless before two or three witnesses.

Bible in Basic English

Do not take as true any statement made against one in authority, but only if two or three give witness to it.

Common New Testament

Do not receive an accusation against an elder except on the basis of two or three witnesses.

Daniel Mace New Testament

don't receive any accusation against a pastor, but upon the deposition of two or three witnesses.

Darby Translation

Against an elder receive not an accusation unless where there are two or three witnesses.

Godbey New Testament

Bring not an accusation against an elder, except before two or three witnesses.

Goodspeed New Testament

Do not listen to an accusation made against an elder, unless it is supported by two or three witnesses.

John Wesley New Testament

Against an elder receive not an accusation, unless by two or three witnesses.

Julia Smith Translation

Against an elder receive not an accusation from without, except from two or three witnesses.

King James 2000

Against an elder receive not an accusation, unless before two or three witnesses.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Do not accept an accusation against an elder except on the evidence of two or three witnesses.

Modern King James verseion

Do not receive an accusation against an elder except before two or three witnesses.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Against an elder receive none accusation: but under two or three witnesses.

Moffatt New Testament

Never let any charge be brought against a presbyter, unless it is certified by two or three witnesses.

Montgomery New Testament

Do not receive an accusation against an elder, except on the testimony of two or three witnesses.

NET Bible

Do not accept an accusation against an elder unless it can be confirmed by two or three witnesses.

New Heart English Bible

Do not receive an accusation against an elder, except at the word of two or three witnesses.

Noyes New Testament

Against an elder receive not an accusation without two or three witnesses.

Sawyer New Testament

Against an elder receive not an accusation, except by two or three witnesses.

The Emphasized Bible

Against an elder, entertain not, an accusation, except at, the mouth of two, or three, witnesses;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Against a presbyter receive not an accusation, except it be from two or three witnesses.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Do not receive a charge against an Officer of the Church, unless it is supported by two or three witnesses;

Webster

Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.

Weymouth New Testament

Never entertain an accusation against an Elder except on the evidence of two of three witnesses.

Williams New Testament

Make it a rule not to consider a charge preferred against an elder, unless it is supported by two or three witnesses.

World English Bible

Don't receive an accusation against an elder, except at the word of two or three witnesses.

Worrell New Testament

Against an elder receive not an accusation, except on the testimony of two or three witnesses.

Worsley New Testament

Receive not an accusation against an elder, unless from two or three witnesses.

Youngs Literal Translation

Against an elder an accusation receive not, except upon two or three witnesses.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
κατά 
Kata 
according to, after, against, in, by, daily , as,
Usage: 428

an elder
πρεσβύτερος 
Presbuteros 
Usage: 65

παραδέχομαι 
Paradechomai 
Usage: 3

not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

κατηγορία 
Kategoria 
Usage: 4

but
ἐκτός 
Ektos 
Usage: 8

ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

two
δύο 
Duo 
two, twain, both, two and two
Usage: 92

or
ἤ 
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
Usage: 199

τρεῖς τρία 
Treis 
Usage: 51

Context Readings

Honoring Worthy Elders And Dealing With Sinners

18 For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn. And, The laborer is worthy of his hire. 19 Against an elder receive not an accusation, except at the mouth of two or three witnesses. 20 Them that sin reprove in the sight of all, that the rest also may be in fear.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 19:15

One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall a matter be established.

Matthew 18:16

But if he hear thee not, take with thee one or two more, that at the mouth of two witnesses or three every word may be established.

Deuteronomy 17:6

At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is to die be put to death; at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death.

Deuteronomy 19:18-19

and the judges shall make diligent inquisition: and, behold, if the witness be a false witness, and have testified falsely against his brother;

John 8:17

Yea and in your law it is written, that the witness of two men is true.

John 18:29

Pilate therefore went out unto them, and saith, What accusation bring ye against this man?

Acts 11:30

which also they did, sending it to the elders by the hand of Barnabas and Saul.

Acts 24:2-13

And when he was called, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying, Seeing that by thee we enjoy much peace, and that by the providence evils are corrected for this nation,

Acts 25:16

To whom I answered, that it is not the custom of the Romans to give up any man, before that the accused have the accusers face to face, and have had opportunity to make his defense concerning the matter laid against him.

2 Corinthians 13:1

This is the third time I am coming to you. At the mouth of two witnesses or three shall every word established.

Titus 1:6

if any man is blameless, the husband of one wife, having children that believe, who are not accused of riot or unruly.

Hebrews 10:28

A man that hath set at nought Moses law dieth without compassion on the word of two or three witnesses:

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