Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

One witness shall not be valid against a man for any iniquity or for any sin, in any sin which he should commit. At the mouth of two witnesses or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.

New American Standard Bible

"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.

King James Version

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 the matter be established.

Holman Bible

"One witness cannot establish any wrongdoing or sin against a person, whatever that person has done. A fact must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.

International Standard Version

"The testimony of one person alone is not to suffice to convict anyone of any iniquity, sin, or guilt. But the matter will stand on the testimony of two or three witnesses.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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.

Amplified

One witness shall not prevail against a man for any crime or any wrong in connection with any sin he commits; only on the testimony of two or three witnesses shall a charge be established.

Bible in Basic English

One witness may not make a statement against a man in relation to any sin or wrongdoing which he has done: on the word of two or three witnesses a question is to be judged.

Darby Translation

One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, and 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.

Julia Smith Translation

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.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

{The testimony of a single witness may not be used to convict} [with respect to] any crime and for any wrongdoing in any offense that a person committed; on the {evidence} of two witnesses or on the {evidence} of three witnesses {a charge shall be sustained}.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

One witness shall not rise against a man in any manner trespass or sin, whatsoever sin a man sinneth: But at the mouth of two witnesses or of three witnesses shall all matters be tried.

NET Bible

A single witness may not testify against another person for any trespass or sin that he commits. A matter may be legally established only on the testimony of two or three witnesses.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

One witness I shall not rise up, against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, with regard to any sin that he may commit, - at the mouth of two witnesses or at the mouth of three witnesses, must a matter be establish.

Webster

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 the matter be established.

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

'One witness doth not rise against a man for any iniquity, and for any sin, in any sin which he sinneth; by the mouth of two witnesses, or by the mouth of three witnesses, is a thing established.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אחד 
'echad 
Usage: 432

עד 
`ed 
Usage: 69

shall not rise up
קוּם 
Quwm 
Usage: 629

אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

עוון עון 
`avon 
Usage: 230

or for any sin
חטּאת חטּאה 
Chatta'ah 
Usage: 294

in any sin
חטא 
Chet' 
Usage: 33

at the mouth
פּה 
Peh 
Usage: 497

of two
שׁתּים שׁנים 
Sh@nayim 
Usage: 767

עד 
`ed 
עד 
`ed 
Usage: 69
Usage: 69

or at the mouth
פּה 
Peh 
Usage: 497

of three
שׁלשׁה שׁלושׁה שׁלשׁ שׁלושׁ 
Shalowsh 
Usage: 430

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

Context Readings

Detailed Stipulations: Purity And Unity

14 Thou shalt not reduce thy neighbour's border, which those of old time have marked in thine inheritance, which thou shalt possess in the land that the LORD thy God gives thee to inherit. 15 One witness shall not be valid against a man for any iniquity or for any sin, in any sin which he should commit. At the mouth of two witnesses or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established. 16 When a false witness rises up against any man to testify rebellion against him,



Cross References

Numbers 35:30

Whoever kills any person, the murderer shall be put to death by the mouth of witnesses, but one witness shall not testify against any person to cause him to die.

Matthew 18:16

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

2 Corinthians 13:1

This third time I am coming unto you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.

Deuteronomy 17:6

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.

John 8:17

It is also written in your law that the testimony of two men is true.

1 Timothy 5:19

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

Hebrews 10:28

He that despised the law of Moses died without mercy under two or three witnesses:

1 Kings 21:10

and set two men, sons of Belial, before him, to bear witness against him, saying, Thou didst blaspheme God and the king. And then carry him out and stone him that he may die.

1 Kings 21:13

Then the two men, sons of Belial, came in and sat before him; and those men of Belial witnessed against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, Naboth blasphemed God and the king. Then they carried him forth out of the city, and stoned him with stones that he died.

Matthew 26:60-61

but found none; though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses

Revelation 11:3-7

And I will give my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.



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