Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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.

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

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 shalt not accept a false report; extend not thy hand to the wicked, to be an unrighteous witness. 2 Thou shalt not follow the multitude for evil; neither shalt thou answer in a cause, to go after the multitude to pervert judgment.


Cross References

Psalm 35:11

Unrighteous witnesses rise up; they lay to my charge things which I know not.

Psalm 101:5

Whoso secretly slandereth his neighbour, him will I destroy; him that hath a high look and a proud heart will I not suffer.

Exodus 20:16

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

Exodus 23:7

Thou shalt keep far from the cause of falsehood; and the innocent and righteous slay not; for I will not justify the wicked.

Leviticus 19:11

Ye shall not steal, and ye shall not deal falsely, and ye shall not lie one to another.

Leviticus 19:16

Thou shalt not go about as a talebearer among thy people; thou shalt not stand up against the life of thy neighbour: I am Jehovah.

Deuteronomy 5:20

Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbour.

Deuteronomy 19:16-21

If an unrighteous witness rise up against any man to testify against him of an offence;

Psalm 15:3

He that slandereth not with his tongue, doeth not evil to his companion, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour;

Proverbs 10:18

He that covereth hatred hath lying lips, and he that sendeth forth a slander is a fool.

Proverbs 19:5

A false witness shall not be held innocent, and he that uttereth lies shall not escape.

Matthew 26:59-61

And the chief priests and the elders and the whole sanhedrim sought false witness 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, To-day shall the house of Israel restore 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 angel of God; do therefore what is good in thy sight.

1 Kings 21:10-13

and set two men, sons of Belial, before him, and they shall bear witness against him saying, Thou didst curse God and the king; and carry him out, and stone him, that he may die.

Psalm 27:12

Deliver me not over to the will of mine adversaries; for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out violence.

Psalm 120:3

What shall be given unto thee, what shall be added unto thee, thou deceitful tongue?

Proverbs 6:19

a false witness that uttereth lies, and he that soweth discords among brethren.

Proverbs 12:17

He that uttereth truth sheweth forth righteousness; but a false witness deceit.

Proverbs 17:4

The evil-doer giveth heed to iniquitous lips; the liar giveth ear to a mischievous tongue.

Proverbs 19:9

A false witness shall not be held innocent, and he that uttereth lies shall perish.

Proverbs 19:28

A witness of Belial scorneth judgment, and the mouth of the wicked swalloweth down iniquity.

Proverbs 21:28

A lying witness shall perish; and a man that heareth shall speak constantly.

Proverbs 24:28

Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and wouldest thou deceive with thy lips?

Proverbs 25:18

A maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow, is a man that beareth false witness against his neighbour.

Proverbs 25:23

The north wind bringeth forth rain, and the angry countenance a backbiting tongue.

Jeremiah 20:10

For I have heard the defaming of many, terror on every side: Report, and we will report it. All my familiars are watching for my stumbling: Peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall prevail against him; and we shall take our revenge on him.

Matthew 19:18

He says to him, Which? And Jesus said, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,

Matthew 28:14-15

And if this should come to the hearing of the governor, we will persuade him, and save you from all anxiety.

Luke 3:14

And persons engaged in military service also asked him saying, And we, what should we do? And he said to them, Oppress no one, nor accuse falsely, and be satisfied with your pay.

Luke 19:8

But Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor, and if I have taken anything from any man by false accusation, I return him fourfold.

Acts 6:11-13

Then they suborned men, saying, We have heard him speaking blasphemous words against Moses and God.

Romans 3:8

and not, according as we are injuriously charged, and according as some affirm that we say, Let us practise evil things, that good ones may come? whose judgment is just.

Ephesians 4:25

Wherefore, having put off falsehood, speak truth every one with his neighbour, because we are members one of another.

2 Timothy 3:3

without natural affection, implacable, slanderers, of unsubdued passions, savage, having no love for what is good,

1 Peter 3:16

having a good conscience, that as to that in which they speak against you as evildoers, they may be ashamed who calumniate your good conversation in Christ.

Revelation 12:10

And I heard a great voice in the heaven saying, Now is come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ; for the accuser of our brethren has been cast out, who accused them before our God day and night:

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