Main point summary
Purging the evil among Gods people must be a diligent and careful process.
“ A single witness shall not suffice against a person for any crime
or for any wrong in connection with any offense that he has committed.
b Only on the evidence of two witnesses or of three witnesses shall a charge be established.
If c a malicious witness arises to accuse a person of wrongdoing,
then both parties to the dispute shall appear
before the Lord ,
d before the priests
and the judges who are in office in those days.
The judges shall e inquire diligently,
and if the witness is a false witness
and has accused his brother falsely,
f then you shall do to him
as he had meant to do to his brother.
So you shall purge the evil 1 from your midst.
And the rest g shall hear and fear,
and shall never again commit any such evil among you.
y Your eye shall not pity.
h It shall be life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.
Quoted in 1 Timothy 5:19 talking about Church Discipline
Quoted 1 Timothy 5:19-20, Matthew 18:16,19,20,
Quoted 1 Corinthians 5:13
Quoted 1 Timothy 5:19-20