Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 give a false report; you shall not join hands with the wicked to be a malicious witness [promoting wrong and violence].

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.

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

a false
שׁו שׁואo 
Shav' 
Usage: 53

שׁמע 
Shema` 
Usage: 18

put
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

References

Context Readings

Regulations Regarding Justice

1 Thou shall not take up a FALSE report. Do not put thy hand with the wicked man to be an unrighteous witness. 2 Thou shall not follow a multitude to do evil, neither shall thou speak in a case to turn aside after a multitude to distort [justice],


Cross References

Psalm 35:11

Unrighteous witnesses rise up, they ask me of things that I know not.

Psalm 101:5

He who slanders his neighbor secretly, him I will destroy. He who has a high look and a proud heart I will not endure.

Exodus 20:16

Thou shall not bear FALSE witness against thy neighbor.

Exodus 23:7

Keep thee far from a FALSE matter. And do not kill an innocent and righteous man, for I will not justify a wicked man.

Leviticus 19:11

Ye shall not steal, nor shall ye deal falsely, nor lie one to another.

Leviticus 19:16

Thou shall not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people, neither shall thou stand against the blood of thy neighbor. I am LORD.

Deuteronomy 5:20

Neither shall thou bear FALSE witness against thy neighbor.

Deuteronomy 19:16-21

If an unrighteous witness rises up against any man to testify against him of wrong-doing,

Psalm 15:3

he who does no slander with his tongue, nor does evil to his friend, nor takes up a reproach against his neighbor,

Proverbs 10:18

He who hides hatred is of lying lips. And he who utters a slander is a fool.

Proverbs 19:5

A FALSE witness shall not be unpunished, and he who utters lies shall not escape.

Matthew 26:59-61

Now the chief priests and the elders and the whole council sought FALSE testimony against Jesus, so that they might put him to death,

2 Samuel 16:3

And the king said, And where is thy master's son? And Ziba said to the king, Behold, he abides at Jerusalem, for he said, Today the house of Israel will restore for me the kingdom of my father.

2 Samuel 19:27

And he has slandered thy servant to my lord the king. But my lord the king is as an agent of God; do therefore what is good in thine eyes.

1 Kings 21:10-13

And set two men, base fellows, before him, and let them bear witness against him, saying, Thou cursed God and the king. And then carry him out, and stone him to death.

Psalm 27:12

Deliver me not over to the will of my adversaries. For FALSE witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.

Psalm 120:3

What shall be given to thee, and what shall be done more to thee, thou deceitful tongue?

Proverbs 6:19

a FALSE witness who utters lies, and he who sows discord among brothers.

Proverbs 12:17

He who utters truth shows forth righteousness, but a FALSE witness, deceit.

Proverbs 17:4

An evil-doer gives heed to wicked lips. A liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue.

Proverbs 19:9

A FALSE witness shall not be unpunished, and he who utters lies shall perish.

Proverbs 19:28

A worthless witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked swallows iniquity.

Proverbs 21:28

A FALSE witness shall perish, but the man who hears shall speak so as to endure.

Proverbs 24:28

Be not a witness against thy neighbor without cause, and deceive not with thy lips.

Proverbs 25:18

A man who bears FALSE witness against his neighbor is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.

Proverbs 25:23

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

Jeremiah 20:10

For I have heard the defaming of many, terror on every side. Denounce, and we will denounce him, [say] all my familiar friends, those who watch for my fall. Perhaps he will be persuaded, and we shall prevail against him, and we sha

Matthew 19:18

He says to him, Which? And Jesus said, Thou shall not murder. Thou shall not commit adultery. Thou shall not steal. Thou shall not testify falsely.

Matthew 28:14-15

And if this should be heard by the governor, we will persuade him, and will make you worry free.

Luke 3:14

And men who were soldiers also questioned him, saying, And we, what should we do? And he said to them, Do violence to no man, nor accuse falsely, and be content with your wages.

Luke 19:8

And having stood, Zacchaeus said to the Lord, Behold, half of the things possessed by me, Lord, I give to the poor. And if I defrauded any man of anything, I repay fourfold.

Acts 6:11-13

Then they instigated men who said, We have heard him speaking blasphemous sayings against Moses and God.

Romans 3:8

and not (as we are slandered, and as some affirm us to say) that we may do evil so that good things may come (whose condemnation is just)?

Ephesians 4:25

Therefore having put off falsehood, let each man speak truth with his neighbor, because we are body-parts of each other.

2 Timothy 3:3

devoid of natural affection, irreconcilable, slanderous, without self-control, savage, no lovers of good,

1 Peter 3:16

Having a good conscience, so that, in what they speak against you as of evil-doers, they may be ashamed, those who revile your good behavior in Christ.

Revelation 12:10

And I heard a great voice in heaven, saying, Now it came to pass, the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. Because the accuser of our brothers was cast out, who accuses them before

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