Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

'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.

King James Version

Whoso killeth 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.

Holman Bible

"If anyone kills a person, the murderer is to be put to death based on the word of witnesses. But no one is to be put to death based on the testimony of one witness.

International Standard Version

"Every murderer of a human being is to be executed only according to testimony given by multiple witnesses. A single witness is not to result in a death sentence.

A Conservative Version

Whoever kills any person, the murderer shall be slain at the mouth of witnesses, but one witness shall not testify against any person so that he dies.

American Standard Version

Whoso killeth any person, the murderer shall be slain at the mouth of witnesses: but one witness shall not testify against any person that he die.

Amplified

Whoever kills any person [intentionally], the murderer shall be put to death on the testimony of witnesses; but no one shall be put to death on the testimony of one witness.

Bible in Basic English

Anyone causing the death of another is himself to be put to death on the word of witnesses: but the word of one witness is not enough.

Darby Translation

Whoever shall smite a person mortally, at the mouth of witnesses shall the murderer be put to death; but one witness shall not testify against a person to cause him to die.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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.

Julia Smith Translation

Every one striking a soul by the mouth of witnesses, he shall slay the slayer: and one witness shall not testify against a soul to die.

King James 2000

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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

" 'If anyone kills a person, the killer will be put to death {according to the testimony} of witnesses, but someone cannot die on testimony of one person.

Modern King James verseion

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.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Whosoever slayeth, shall be slain at the mouth of witnesses. For one witness shall not answer against one person to put him to death.

NET Bible

"Whoever kills any person, the murderer must be put to death by the testimony of witnesses; but one witness cannot testify against any person to cause him to be put to death.

New Heart English Bible

"'Whoever kills any person, the murderer shall be slain at the mouth of witnesses: but one witness shall not testify against any person that he die.

New simplified Bible

Those accused of murder may be found guilty and put to death only on the evidence of two or more witnesses. The evidence of one witness is not sufficient to support an accusation of murder.

The Emphasized Bible

Whosoever taketh away life, at the mouth of witnesses, shall, the slayer be slain, - but, one witness, shall not testify against a person, to put him to death.

Webster

Whoever killeth 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.

World English Bible

"'Whoever kills any person, the murderer shall be slain at the mouth of witnesses: but one witness shall not testify against any person that he die.

Youngs Literal Translation

whoso smiteth a person, by the mouth of witnesses doth one slay the murderer; and one witness doth not testify against a person -- to die.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
נכה 
Nakah 
Usage: 501

נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

the murderer
רצח 
Ratsach 
Usage: 47

shall be put to death
רצח 
Ratsach 
Usage: 47

by the mouth
פּה 
Peh 
Usage: 497

עד 
`ed 
Usage: 69

but one
אחד 
'echad 
one , first , another , other , any , once , eleven , every , certain , an , some , .
Usage: 432

עד 
`ed 
Usage: 69

ענה 
`anah 
Usage: 329

נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

Context Readings

Cities Of Refuge

29 'These things shall be for a statutory ordinance to you throughout your generations in all your dwellings. 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. 31 'Moreover, you shall not take ransom for the life of a murderer who is guilty of death, but he shall surely be put to death.



Cross References

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.

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.

1 Timothy 5:19

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

Numbers 35:16

'But if he struck him down with an iron object, so that he died, he is a murderer; the murderer shall surely be put to death.

Deuteronomy 17:6-7

"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.

John 7:51

"Our Law does not judge a man unless it first hears from him and knows what he is doing, does it?"

Revelation 11:3

"And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for twelve hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth."



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