Deuteronomy 19:15-21 NIV

Witnesses

15 One witness is not enough to convict anyone accused of any crime or offense they may have committed. A matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.

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16 If a malicious witness takes the stand to accuse someone of a crime,

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17 the two people involved in the dispute must stand in the presence of the LORD before the priests and the judges who are in office at the time.

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18 The judges must make a thorough investigation, and if the witness proves to be a liar, giving false testimony against a fellow Israelite,

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19 then do to the false witness as that witness intended to do to the other party. You must purge the evil from among you.

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20 The rest of the people will hear of this and be afraid, and never again will such an evil thing be done among you.

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21 Show no pity: life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

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