DEUTERONOMY 19:18

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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

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Deuteronomy 19:18 Translation & Meaning

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And the judges הַשֹּֽׁפְטִ֖ים 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
shall make diligent הֵיטֵ֑ב To be (causative) make well, literally (sound, beautiful) or figuratively (happy, successful, right) make diligent
inquisition: וְדָֽרְשׁ֥וּ Properly, to tread or frequent; usually to follow (for pursuit or search); by implication, to seek or ask; specifically to worship inquisition
and, behold, וְהִנֵּ֤ה Lo! behold
if (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
the witness עֵֽד Concretely, a witness; abstractly, testimony; specifically, a recorder, i.e., prince witness
be (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
a false שֶׁ֙קֶר֙ An untruth; by implication, a sham (often adverbial) false
witness, הָעֵ֔ד Concretely, a witness; abstractly, testimony; specifically, a recorder, i.e., prince witness
and (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
hath testified עָנָ֥ה Properly, to eye or (generally) to heed, i.e., pay attention; by implication, to respond; by extension to begin to speak; specifically to sing, shout, testify, announce testified
falsely שֶׁ֖קֶר An untruth; by implication, a sham (often adverbial) falsely
against his brother; בְאָחִֽיו׃ A brother (used in the widest sense of literal relationship and metaphorical affinity or resemblance [like H0001]) against brother

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  • 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.

  • 20  And those which remain shall hear, and fear, and shall henceforth commit no more any such evil among you.




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