If a man or woman living among you in one of the towns the LORD gives you is found doing evil in the eyes of the LORD your God in violation of his covenant,13
and contrary to my command2 has worshiped other gods,3 bowing down to them or to the sun4 or the moon or the stars of the sky,54
and this has been brought to your attention, then you must investigate it thoroughly. If it is true6 and it has been proved that this detestable thing has been done in Israel,75
take the man or woman who has done this evil deed to your city gate and stone that person to death.86
On the testimony of two or three witnesses a man shall be put to death, but no one shall be put to death on the testimony of only one witness.97
The hands of the witnesses must be the first in putting him to death,10 and then the hands of all the people.11 You must purge the evil12 from among you.