Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"You shall not bear a false report; do not join your hand with a wicked man to be a malicious witness.

King James Version

Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.

Holman Bible

"You must not spread a false report. Do not join the wicked to be a malicious witness.

International Standard Version

"You are not to spread a false report, nor are you to join forces with the wicked to be a malicious witness.

A Conservative Version

Thou shall not take up a FALSE report. Do not put thy hand with the wicked man to be an unrighteous witness.

American Standard Version

Thou shalt not take up a false report: put not thy hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.

Amplified

You shall not repeat or raise a false report; you shall not join with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.

Bible in Basic English

Do not let a false statement go further; do not make an agreement with evil-doers to be a false witness.

Darby Translation

Thou shalt not accept a false report; extend not thy hand to the wicked, to be an unrighteous witness.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Thou shalt not admit a false rumour; put not thine hand with the wicked to be a false witness.

Julia Smith Translation

Thou shalt not take up a false report: thou shalt not put thy hand with the unjust one to be a witness of wrong.

King James 2000

You shall not raise a false report: put not your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.

Lexham Expanded Bible

" 'You will not {spread} a false report. Do not lift your hand with [the] wicked to be a malicious witness.

Modern King James verseion

You shall not raise a false report. Do not put your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Thou shalt not accept a vain tale, neither shalt put thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.

NET Bible

"You must not give a false report. Do not make common cause with the wicked to be a malicious witness.

New Heart English Bible

"You shall not spread a false report. Do not join your hand with the wicked to be an unjust witness.

The Emphasized Bible

Thou shalt not utter a false report. Do not lay thy hand with a lawless man, to become a witness helping forward violence and wrong.

Webster

Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thy hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.

World English Bible

"You shall not spread a false report. Don't join your hand with the wicked to be a malicious witness.

Youngs Literal Translation

'Thou dost not lift up a vain report; thou dost not put thy hand with a wicked man to be a violent witness.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
נסה נשׂא 
Nasa' 
Usage: 653

שׁו שׁואo 
Shav' 
Usage: 53

שׁמע 
Shema` 
Usage: 18

שׁית 
Shiyth 
Usage: 83

not thine hand
יד 
Yad 
Usage: 1612

with the wicked
רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 263

to be an unrighteous
חמס 
Chamac 
Usage: 60

Context Readings

Regulations Regarding Justice

1 "You shall not bear a false report; do not join your hand with a wicked man to be a malicious witness. 2 "You shall not follow the masses in doing evil, nor shall you testify in a dispute so as to turn aside after a multitude in order to pervert justice;


Cross References

Psalm 35:11

Malicious witnesses rise up; They ask me of things that I do not know.

Psalm 101:5

Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, him I will destroy; No one who has a haughty look and an arrogant heart will I endure.

Exodus 20:16

"You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Exodus 23:7

"Keep far from a false charge, and do not kill the innocent or the righteous, for I will not acquit the guilty.

Leviticus 19:11

'You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another.

Leviticus 19:16

'You shall not go about as a slanderer among your people, and you are not to act against the life of your neighbor; I am the LORD.

Deuteronomy 5:20

'You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Deuteronomy 19:16-21

"If a malicious witness rises up against a man to accuse him of wrongdoing,

Psalm 15:3

He does not slander with his tongue, Nor does evil to his neighbor, Nor takes up a reproach against his friend;

Proverbs 10:18

He who conceals hatred has lying lips, And he who spreads slander is a fool.

Proverbs 19:5

A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who tells lies will not escape.

Matthew 26:59-61

Now the chief priests and the whole Council kept trying to obtain false testimony against Jesus, so that they might put Him to death.

2 Samuel 16:3

Then the king said, "And where is your master's son?" And Ziba said to the king, "Behold, he is staying in Jerusalem, for he said, 'Today the house of Israel will restore the kingdom of my father to me.'"

2 Samuel 19:27

"Moreover, he has slandered your servant to my lord the king; but my lord the king is like the angel of God, therefore do what is good in your sight.

1 Kings 21:10-13

and seat two worthless men before him, and let them testify against him, saying, 'You cursed God and the king ' Then take him out and stone him to death."

Psalm 27:12

Do not deliver me over to the desire of my adversaries, For false witnesses have risen against me, And such as breathe out violence.

Psalm 120:3

What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you, You deceitful tongue?

Proverbs 6:19

A false witness who utters lies, And one who spreads strife among brothers.

Proverbs 12:17

He who speaks truth tells what is right, But a false witness, deceit.

Proverbs 17:4

An evildoer listens to wicked lips; A liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.

Proverbs 19:9

A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who tells lies will perish.

Proverbs 19:28

A rascally witness makes a mockery of justice, And the mouth of the wicked spreads iniquity.

Proverbs 21:28

A false witness will perish, But the man who listens to the truth will speak forever.

Proverbs 24:28

Do not be a witness against your neighbor without cause, And do not deceive with your lips.

Proverbs 25:18

Like a club and a sword and a sharp arrow Is a man who bears false witness against his neighbor.

Proverbs 25:23

The north wind brings forth rain, And a backbiting tongue, an angry countenance.

Jeremiah 20:10

For I have heard the whispering of many, "Terror on every side! Denounce him; yes, let us denounce him!" All my trusted friends, Watching for my fall, say: "Perhaps he will be deceived, so that we may prevail against him And take our revenge on him."

Matthew 19:18

Then he said to Him, "Which ones?" And Jesus said, "YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT MURDER; YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY; YOU SHALL NOT STEAL; YOU SHALL NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS;

Matthew 28:14-15

"And if this should come to the governor's ears, we will win him over and keep you out of trouble."

Luke 3:14

Some soldiers were questioning him, saying, "And what about us, what shall we do?" And he said to them, "Do not take money from anyone by force, or accuse anyone falsely, and be content with your wages."

Luke 19:8

Zaccheus stopped and said to the Lord, "Behold, Lord, half of my possessions I will give to the poor, and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will give back four times as much."

Acts 6:11-13

Then they secretly induced men to say, "We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and against God."

Romans 3:8

And why not say (as we are slanderously reported and as some claim that we say), "Let us do evil that good may come"? Their condemnation is just.

Ephesians 4:25

Therefore, laying aside falsehood, SPEAK TRUTH EACH ONE of you WITH HIS NEIGHBOR, for we are members of one another.

2 Timothy 3:3

unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good,

1 Peter 3:16

and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.

Revelation 12:10

Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, "Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night.

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