1 Timothy 5:19-20

Instructions for the Church

19 Do not admit a charge against an elder except d on the evidence of two or three witnesses. 20 As for those who persist in sin, e rebuke them in the presence of all, f so that the rest may stand in fear.

  1. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 19:15
    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. Only on the evidence of two witnesses or of three witnesses shall a charge be established.
  2. Cross References
    Titus 1:13
    This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith.
    Titus 2:15
    Declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you.
  3. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 13:11
    And all Israel shall hear and fear and never again do any such wickedness as this among you.
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