Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


If there arise a matter too hard for thee in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy within thy gates: then shalt thou arise, and get thee up into the place which the LORD thy God shall choose;

Bible References


Deuteronomy 1:17
Ye shall not respect persons in judgment. Ye shall hear the small and the great alike. Ye shall not be afraid of the face of man, for the judgment is God's. And the case that is too hard for you ye shall bring to me, and I will hea
Exodus 18:26
and they judged the people at all seasons. The hard cases they brought to Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.
1 Kings 3:16
Then two women who were harlots came to the king, and stood before him.
2 Chronicles 19:8
Moreover in Jerusalem Jehoshaphat set from the Levites and the priests, and from the heads of the fathers of Israel for the judgment of LORD, and for controversies. And they returned to Jerusalem.
Haggai 2:11
Thus says LORD of hosts: Ask now the priests concerning the law, saying,
Malachi 2:7
For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth. For he is the messenger of LORD of hosts.

Get thee up

Deuteronomy 12:5
But to the place which LORD your God shall choose out of all your tribes, to put his name there, even to his habitation ye shall seek, and there thou shall come.
Deuteronomy 19:17
then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before LORD, before the priests and the judges that shall be in those days,
Psalm 122:4
where the tribes go up, even the tribes of LORD, [for] an ordinance for Israel, to give thanks to the name of LORD.

General references

Numbers 27:2
And they stood before Moses, and before Eleazar the priest, and before the rulers and all the congregation, at the door of the tent of meeting, saying,
Deuteronomy 25:1
If there be a controversy between men, and they come to judgment, and [they] judge them, then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the iniquitous.
John 7:51
Does our law judge a man, unless it first may hear from himself and know what he does?