Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

Against an elder receive not an accusation from without, except from 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.

American Standard Version

Against an elder receive not an accusation, except at the mouth of 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.

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 writing says, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox grinding. And, The laborer worthy of his hire. 19 Against an elder receive not an accusation from without, except from two or three witnesses. 20 Them having sinned rebuke before all, that the rest also have fear.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 19:15

One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, and for any sin, in any sin which he shall sin; by the mouth of two witnesses or by the mouth of three witnesses the word shall be established.

Matthew 18:16

But if he hear thee not, take with thee yet one or two, that at the mouth of two or three witnesses every word might stand.

Deuteronomy 17:6

At the mouth of two witnesses or three witnesses they shall be put to death; they shall not die by the mouth of one witness.

Deuteronomy 19:18-19

And the judges sought out diligently; and behold, a witness of falsehood, the witness of falsehood testified against his brother;

John 8:17

And also in your law has it been written, that the testimony of two men is true.

John 18:29

Then went Pilate out to them, and said, What accusation bring ye against this man

Acts 11:30

Which also they did, having sent to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.

Acts 24:2-13

And he having been called, Tertullus began to accuse, saying,

Acts 25:16

To whom I answered, That it is not the custom to Romans to yield up any man to destruction, before that the accused may have the accusers before the face, and take place for defence for the accusation.

2 Corinthians 13:1

This third I come to you. By mouth of two witnesses, and three, shall every word be established.

Titus 1:6

If any be irreproachable, the husband of one wife, having faithful children, not in accusation of licentiousness, or disorderly.

Hebrews 10:28

Any one having rejected Moses' law, without compassion dies by two or three witnesses:

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