Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

On the evidence of two witnesses or three witnesses, he who is to die shall be put to death; he shall not be put to death on the evidence of one witness.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

The one condemned to die is to be executed on the testimony of two or three witnesses. No one is to be executed on the testimony of a single witness.

International Standard Version

Based on the testimony of two or three witnesses, they must surely die. But they are not to die based on the testimony of one person.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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.

Amplified

On the evidence of two or three witnesses, he who is to die shall be put to death; he shall not be put to death on the evidence of [only] one witness.

Bible in Basic English

On the word of two or three witnesses, a man may be given the punishment of death; but he is not to be put to death on the word of one witness.

Darby Translation

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

Julia Smith Translation

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.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

{On the evidence of} two or three witnesses {the person shall be put to death}. The person shall not be put to death by the mouth of one witness.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

At the mouth of two or three witnesses shall he that is worthy of death, die: but at the mouth of one witness he shall not die.

NET Bible

At the testimony of two or three witnesses they must be executed. They cannot be put to death on the testimony of only one witness.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

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

Webster

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

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

By the mouth of two witnesses or of three witnesses is he who is dead put to death; he is not put to death by the mouth of one witness;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
At the mouth
פּה 
Peh 
Usage: 497

of two
שׁתּים שׁנים 
Sh@nayim 
Usage: 767

עד 
`ed 
עד 
`ed 
Usage: 69
Usage: 69

or three
שׁלשׁה שׁלושׁה שׁלשׁ שׁלושׁ 
Shalowsh 
Usage: 430

shall he that is worthy of death
מוּת 
Muwth 
Usage: 839

be put to death
מוּת 
Muwth 
Usage: 839

but at the mouth
פּה 
Peh 
Usage: 497

of one
אחד 
'echad 
Usage: 432

עד 
`ed 
Usage: 69

References

Context Readings

Detailed Stipulations: Purity And Unity

5 then you shall bring out that man or that woman who has done this evil deed to your gates, that is, the man or the woman, and you shall stone them to death. 6 On the evidence of two witnesses or three witnesses, he who is to die shall be put to death; he shall not be put to death on the evidence of one witness. 7 The hand of the witnesses shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people. So you shall purge the evil from your midst.



Cross References

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 19:15

A single witness shall not rise up against a man on account of any iniquity or any sin which he has committed; on the evidence of two or three witnesses a matter shall be confirmed.

Matthew 18:16

But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that by the mouth of two or three witnesses every fact may be confirmed.

2 Corinthians 13:1

This is the third time I am coming to you. Every fact is to be confirmed by the testimony of two or three witnesses.

1 Timothy 5:19

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

Hebrews 10:28

Anyone who has set aside the Law of Moses dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.

John 8:17-18

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

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