|The Message (MSG)
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7 The witnesses must throw the first stones in the execution, then the rest of the community joins in. You have to purge the evil from your community.
7 The hands of the witnesses must be the first in putting him to death, and then the hands of all the people. You must purge the evil from among you.
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