Deuteronomy 19:16-21 NIV

16 If a malicious witness1 takes the stand to accuse a man of a crime,

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17 the two men involved in the dispute must stand in the presence of the LORD before the priests and the judges2 who are in office at the time.

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18 The judges must make a thorough investigation,3 and if the witness proves to be a liar, giving false testimony against his brother,

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19 then do to him as he intended to do to his brother.4 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,5 and never again will such an evil thing be done among you.

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21 Show no pity:6 life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.7

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