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Deuteronomy 19:17

    Deuteronomy 19:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges, which shall be in those days;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges, which shall be in those days;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before Jehovah, before the priests and the judges that shall be in those days;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then the two men, between whom the argument has taken place, are to come before the Lord, before the priests and judges who are then in power;

    Webster's Revision

    then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before Jehovah, before the priests and the judges that shall be in those days;

    World English Bible

    then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before Yahweh, before the priests and the judges who shall be in those days;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges which shall be in those days;

    Barnes' Notes on Deuteronomy 19:17

    Both the men, between whom the controversy is - Not the accused and the false witness, but the plaintiff and defendant (compare Exodus 23:1) who were summoned before the supreme court held, as provided in Deuteronomy 17, at the sanctuary. The judges acted as God's representative; to lie to them was to lie to Him.