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Deuteronomy 17:7

The hands of the witnesses must be the first in putting that person to death,q and then the hands of all the people.r You must purge the evils from among you.

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Deuteronomy 17:7 — English Standard Version (ESV)

The hand of the witnesses shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people. So you shall purge the evil from your midst.

Deuteronomy 17:7 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

The hands of the witnesses shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterward the hands of all the people. So thou shalt put the evil away from among you.

Deuteronomy 17:7 — New Living Translation (NLT)

The witnesses must throw the first stones, and then all the people may join in. In this way, you will purge the evil from among you.

Deuteronomy 17:7 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

The hands of the witnesses shall be the first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hands of all the people. So you shall put away the evil from among you.

Deuteronomy 17:7 — New Century Version (NCV)

The witnesses must be the first to throw stones at the person, and then everyone else will follow. You must get rid of the evil among you.

Deuteronomy 17:7 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

The hand of the witnesses shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people. So thou shalt put away the evil from the midst of thee.

Deuteronomy 17:7 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

The hands of the witnesses shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hands of all the people; and thou shalt put evil away from thy midst.

Deuteronomy 17:7 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

The witnesses must start the execution, then all the other people will join them in putting the person to death. You must get rid of this evil. 

Deuteronomy 17:7 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The witnesses’ hands are to be the first in putting him to death, and after that, the hands of all the people. You must purge the evil from you.

Deuteronomy 17:7 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The hands of the witnesses shall be the first raised against the person to execute the death penalty, and afterward the hands of all the people. So you shall purge the evil from your midst.

Deuteronomy 17:7 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

The hand of the witnesses shall be first against the person to kill the person, and afterward the hands of all the people, and so you shall purge the evil from your midst.

Deuteronomy 17:7 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

The witnesses must throw the first stones. Then the rest of the people must also throw stones. Get rid of that evil person.

Deuteronomy 17:7 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

“The hand of the witnesses shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people. So you shall purge the evil from your midst.


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