Deuteronomy 25:1

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If there bee a controuersie betweene men, and they come vnto iudgment, that the Iudges may iudge them, then they shall iustifie the righteous, and condemne the wicked.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"If there is a dispute between men and they go to court, and the judges decide their case, and they justify the righteous and condemn the wicked,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If there be a controversy between men, and they come unto judgment, and `the judges' judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked;
- American Standard Version (1901)

If there is an argument between men and they go to law with one another, let the judges give their decision for the upright, and against the wrongdoer.
- Basic English Bible

If there be a controversy between men, and they resort to judgment, and they judge [their case]; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked.
- Darby Bible

If there shall be a controversy between men, and they come to judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked.
- Webster's Bible

If there be a controversy between men, and they come to judgment, and [the judges] judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked;
- World English Bible

`When there is a strife between men, and they have come nigh unto the judgment, and they have judged, and declared righteous the righteous, and declared wrong the wrong-doer,
- Youngs Literal Bible

If there be a controversy between men, and they come unto judgment, and the judges judge them, by justifying the righteous, and condemning the wicked,
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 25:1


25:1 Justify - Acquit him from guilt and false accusations, and free him from punishment.


Discussion for Deuteronomy 25:1

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