Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The judges shall investigate thoroughly, and if the witness is a false witness and he has accused his brother falsely,

King James Version

And the judges shall make diligent inquisition: and, behold, if the witness be a false witness, and hath testified falsely against his brother;

Holman Bible

The judges are to make a careful investigation, and if the witness turns out to be a liar who has falsely accused his brother,

International Standard Version

The judges will investigate thoroughly. If the false witness lies in testifying against his relative,

A Conservative Version

and the judges shall make diligent inquiry. And, behold, if the witness is a FALSE witness, and has testified falsely against his brother,

American Standard Version

and the judges shall make diligent inquisition: and, behold, if the witness be a false witness, and have testified falsely against his brother;

Amplified

The judges shall investigate thoroughly, and if the witness is a false witness, and he has accused his brother falsely,

Bible in Basic English

And the judges will have the question looked into with care: and if the witness is seen to be false and to have made a false statement against his brother,

Darby Translation

and the judges shall make thorough inquiry; and if the witness be a false witness, and he have testified falsely against his brother,

Julia Smith Translation

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

King James 2000

And the judges shall make diligent inquiry: and, behold, if the witness is a false witness, and has testified falsely against his brother;

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then judges shall make a thorough inquiry, and [if] it turns out that the witness is a false witness [and] he testified falsely against his brother,

Modern King James verseion

And the judges shall make careful inquiry. And behold, if the witness is a false witness and has testified falsely against his brother,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and let the judges enquire a good. And if the witness be found false and that he hath given false witness against his brother,

NET Bible

The judges will thoroughly investigate the matter, and if the witness should prove to be false and to have given false testimony against the accused,

New Heart English Bible

and the judges shall make diligent inquisition: and, behold, if the witness is a false witness, and has testified falsely against his brother;

The Emphasized Bible

and the judges shall make diligent inquisition, - and lo! if the witness be, a false witness and, falsely, have answered against his brother,

Webster

And the judges shall make diligent inquisition: and behold, if the witness is a false witness, and hath testified falsely against his brother;

World English Bible

and the judges shall make diligent inquisition: and, behold, if the witness is a false witness, and has testified falsely against his brother;

Youngs Literal Translation

and the judges have searched diligently, and lo, the witness is a false witness, a falsehood he hath testified against his brother:

Topics

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And the judges
שׁפט 
Shaphat 
Usage: 203

יטב 
Yatab 
Usage: 115

דּרשׁ 
Darash 
Usage: 164

and, behold, if the witness
עד 
`ed 
Usage: 69

be a false
שׁקר 
Sheqer 
Usage: 113

עד 
`ed 
Usage: 69

ענה 
`anah 
Usage: 329

שׁקר 
Sheqer 
Usage: 113

References

Context Readings

Detailed Stipulations: Purity And Unity

17 then both the men who have the dispute shall stand before the Lord, before the priests and the judges who will be in office in those days. 18 The judges shall investigate thoroughly, and if the witness is a false witness and he has accused his brother falsely, 19 then you shall do to him just as he had intended to do to his brother. Thus you shall purge the evil from among you.



Cross References

Deuteronomy 13:14

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,

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,

2 Chronicles 19:6-7

He said to the judges, “Consider what you are doing, for you do not judge for man but for the Lord who is with you when you render judgment.

Job 19:16

“I call to my servant, but he does not answer;
I have to implore him with my mouth.

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