Deuteronomy 25:1

1 When people have a dispute, they are to take it to court and the judges will decide the case, acquitting the innocent and condemning the guilty.

Read Deuteronomy 25:1 Using Other Translations

If there be a controversy between men, and they come unto judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked.
"If there is a dispute between men and they come into court and the judges decide between them, acquitting the innocent and condemning the guilty,
“Suppose two people take a dispute to court, and the judges declare that one is right and the other is wrong.

What does Deuteronomy 25:1 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Deuteronomy 25:1

If there be a controversy between men
Between two or more:

and they come unto judgment;
into a court of judicature, bring their cause thither:

that [the judges] may judge them;
who were never less than three; the great sanhedrim at Jerusalem consisted of seventy one, the lesser court was of twenty three, and the least of all three only:

then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked:
acquit the one, whose cause is good, and condemn the other to punishment, who is guilty of a crime, and as that deserves; which is to do righteous judgment; the contrary to this is an abomination to the Lord, ( Proverbs 17:15 ) .

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