DEUTERONOMY 19:17

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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;”

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Deuteronomy 19:17 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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Then both שְׁנֵֽי Two; also (as ordinal) twofold Then both
the men, הָאֲנָשִׁ֛ים A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) men
between whom אֲשֶׁר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc between
the controversy הָרִ֖יב A contest (personal or legal) controversy
is, (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
shall stand וְעָֽמְד֧וּ To stand, in various relations (literal and figurative, intransitive and transitive) stand
before לִפְנֵ֣י The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) before
the Lord, יְהוָ֑ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
before לִפְנֵ֤י The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) before
the priests הַכֹּֽהֲנִים֙ Literally one officiating, a priest; also (by courtesy) an acting priest (although a layman) priests
and the judges, וְהַשֹּׁ֣פְטִ֔ים To judge, i.e., pronounce sentence (for or against); by implication, to vindicate or punish; by extenssion, to govern; passively, to litigate (literally or figuratively) judges
which אֲשֶׁ֥ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
shall be יִֽהְי֖וּ To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) shall be
in those לָהֶ֥ם They (only used when emphatic) those
days; בַּיָּמִ֥ים A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) days

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  • 15  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.

  • 16  If a false witness rise up against any man to testify against him that which is wrong;

  • 17  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;

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

  • 19  Then shall ye do unto him, as he had thought to have done unto his brother: so shalt thou put the evil away from among you.




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