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Deuteronomy 17:6

    Deuteronomy 17:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    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.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    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.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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.

    Clarke's Commentary on Deuteronomy 17:6

    Two witnesses - One might be deceived, or be prejudiced or malicious; therefore God required two substantial witnesses for the support of the charge.

    Wesley's Notes on Deuteronomy 17:6

    17:6 Witnesses - Namely, credible and competent witnesses. The Jews rejected the testimonies of children, women, servants, familiar friends or enemies, persons of dissolute lives or evil fame.