At the testimony of two or three witnesses they must be executed. They cannot be put to death on the testimony of only one witness.
Joshua said to the people, “Do you agree to be witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen to worship the Lord?” 1 They replied, “We are witnesses!” 2
So the Israelites stripped off their ornaments by Mount Horeb.
I signed the deed of purchase, 1 sealed it, and had some men serve as witnesses to the purchase. 2 I weighed out the silver for him on a scale.
Then I will summon 1 as my reliable witnesses Uriah the priest and Zechariah son of Jeberekiah.”
A single witness may not testify 1 against another person for any trespass or sin that he commits. A matter may be legally established 2 only on the testimony of two or three witnesses.
“Whoever kills any person, the murderer must be put to death by the testimony 1 of witnesses; but one witness cannot 2 testify against any person to cause him to be put to death.
We are all like one who is unclean, all our so-called righteous acts are like a menstrual rag in your sight. 1 We all wither like a leaf; our sins carry us away like the wind.
The city is sure to fall into the hands of the Babylonians. 1 Yet, in spite of this, 2 you, Lord God, 3 have said to me, “Buy that field with silver and have the transaction legally witnessed.”’” 4
Then Boaz said to the leaders and all the people, “You are witnesses today that I have acquired from Naomi all that belonged to Elimelech, Kilion, and Mahlon.
I have also acquired Ruth the Moabite, the wife of Mahlon, as my wife to raise up a descendant who will inherit his property 1 so the name of the deceased might not disappear 2 from among his relatives and from his village. 3 You are witnesses today.”
All the people who were at the gate and the elders replied, “We are witnesses. May the Lord make the woman who is entering your home like Rachel and Leah, both of whom built up the house of Israel! May 1 you prosper 2 in Ephrathah and become famous 3 in Bethlehem. 4
Fields will again be bought with silver, and deeds of purchase signed, sealed, and witnessed. This will happen in the territory of Benjamin, the villages surrounding Jerusalem, the towns in Judah, the southern hill country, the western foothills, and southern Judah. 1 For I will restore them to their land. 2 I, the Lord, affirm it!’” 3