Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

then you shall investigate and search out and inquire thoroughly. If it is true and the matter established that this abomination has been done among you,

King James Version

Then shalt thou inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought among you;

Holman Bible

you are to inquire, investigate, and interrogate thoroughly. If the report turns out to be true that this detestable thing has happened among you,

International Standard Version

You must thoroughly investigate and inquire if it is true that this detestable thing exists among you. If it is so,

A Conservative Version

then thou shall inquire, and make search, and ask diligently. And, behold, if it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in the midst of thee,

American Standard Version

then shalt thou inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in the midst of thee,

Amplified

Then you shall inquire and make search and ask diligently. And behold, if it is true and certain that such an abominable thing has been done among you,

Bible in Basic English

Then let a full search be made, and let questions be put with care; and if it is true and certain that such a disgusting thing has been done among you;

Darby Translation

then shalt thou inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and if it be truth, and the thing be certain, that this abomination hath happened in the midst of thee,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

then shalt thou enquire and search and ask diligently; and, behold, if it is the truth and the thing certain that such abomination is wrought among you,

Julia Smith Translation

And seek, and examine, and ask, doing well; and behold, the truth and the word certain this abomination being done in the midst of you;

King James 2000

Then shall you inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought among you;

Lexham Expanded Bible

then you shall inquire and examine and interrogate thoroughly, and, look! [It is] true; the thing has actually been done, this detestable thing in your midst,

Modern King James verseion

then you shall inquire and make search, and ask carefully. And behold, if it is true, and the thing is certain, that such an abomination is done among you,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then seek and make search and enquire diligently. If it be true, and the thing of a surety that such abomination is wrought among you:

NET Bible

You must investigate thoroughly and inquire carefully. If it is indeed true that such a disgraceful thing is being done among you,

New Heart English Bible

then you shall inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is done in the midst of you,

The Emphasized Bible

and thou shalt enquire, and search out, and ask diligently, - and lo! true - certain, is the thing, this abomination, hath been done, in thy midst,

Webster

Then shalt thou inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and behold, if it is truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought among you;

World English Bible

then you shall inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is done in the midst of you,

Youngs Literal Translation

and thou hast enquired, and searched, and asked diligently, and lo, truth; the thing is established; this abomination hath been done in thy midst:

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
דּרשׁ 
Darash 
Usage: 164

חקר 
Chaqar 
Usage: 27

and ask
שׁאל שׁאל 
Sha'al 
Usage: 172

יטב 
Yatab 
Usage: 115

and, behold, if it be truth
אמת 
'emeth 
Usage: 127

and the thing
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

זאת 
Zo'th 
Usage: 602

תּעבה תּועבה 
Tow`ebah 
Usage: 117

קרב 
Qereb 
Usage: 226

Context Readings

Detailed Stipulations: Purity And Unity

13 some worthless men have gone out from among you and have seduced the inhabitants of their city, saying, 'Let us go and serve other gods' (whom you have not known), 14 then you shall investigate and search out and inquire thoroughly. If it is true and the matter established that this abomination has been done among you, 15 you shall surely strike the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying it and all that is in it and its cattle with the edge of the sword.



Cross References

Deuteronomy 17:4

and if it is told you and you have heard of it, then you shall inquire thoroughly. Behold, if it is true and the thing certain that this detestable thing has been done in Israel,

Numbers 35:30

'If anyone kills a person, the murderer shall be put to death at the evidence of witnesses, but no person shall be put to death on the testimony of one witness.

Deuteronomy 10:18

"He executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and shows His love for the alien by giving him food and clothing.

Isaiah 11:3-4

And He will delight in the fear of the LORD, And He will not judge by what His eyes see, Nor make a decision by what His ears hear;

John 7:24

"Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment."

1 Timothy 5:19

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

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