The hands of the witnesses must be the first in putting that person to death,(A) and then the hands of all the people.(B) You must purge the evil(C) from among you.

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12 Anyone who shows contempt(A) for the judge or for the priest who stands ministering(B) there to the Lord your God is to be put to death.(C) You must purge the evil from Israel.(D)

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19 then do to the false witness as that witness intended to do to the other party.(A) You must purge the evil from among you.

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If someone is caught kidnapping a fellow Israelite and treating or selling them as a slave, the kidnapper must die.(A) You must purge the evil from among you.(B)

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13 Now turn those wicked men(A) of Gibeah over to us so that we may put them to death and purge the evil from Israel.(B)

But the Benjamites would not listen to their fellow Israelites.

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13 God will judge those outside. “Expel the wicked person from among you.”[a](A)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 5:13 Deut. 13:5; 17:7; 19:19; 21:21; 22:21,24; 24:7

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