Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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

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 “You must not spread a false report. Do not join the wicked to be a malicious witness. 2 “You must not follow a crowd in wrongdoing. Do not testify in a lawsuit and go along with a crowd to pervert justice.


Cross References

Psalm 35:11

Malicious witnesses come forward;
they question me about things I do not know.

Psalm 101:5

I will destroy anyone
who secretly slanders his neighbor;
I cannot tolerate anyone
with haughty eyes or an arrogant heart.

Exodus 20:16

Do not give false testimony against your neighbor.

Exodus 23:7

Stay far away from a false accusation. Do not kill the innocent and the just, because I will not justify the guilty.

Leviticus 19:11

“You must not steal. You must not act deceptively or lie to one another.

Leviticus 19:16

You must not go about spreading slander among your people; you must not jeopardize your neighbor’s life; I am Yahweh.

Deuteronomy 5:20

Do not give dishonest testimony against your neighbor.

Deuteronomy 19:16-21

“If a malicious witness testifies against someone accusing him of a crime,

Psalm 15:3

who does not slander with his tongue,
who does not harm his friend
or discredit his neighbor,

Proverbs 10:18

The one who conceals hatred has lying lips,
and whoever spreads slander is a fool.

Proverbs 19:5

A false witness will not go unpunished,
and one who utters lies will not escape.

Matthew 26:59-61

The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for false testimony against Jesus so they could put Him to death.

2 Samuel 16:3

“Where is your master’s grandson?” the king asked.“Why, he’s staying in Jerusalem,” Ziba replied to the king, “for he said, ‘Today, the house of Israel will restore my grandfather’s kingdom to me.’”

2 Samuel 19:27

Ziba slandered your servant to my lord the king. But my lord the king is like the Angel of God, so do whatever you think best.

1 Kings 21:10-13

Then seat two wicked men opposite him and have them testify against him, saying, “You have cursed God and the king!” Then take him out and stone him to death.

Psalm 27:12

Do not give me over to the will of my foes,
for false witnesses rise up against me,
breathing violence.

Psalm 120:3

What will He give you,
and what will He do to you,
you deceitful tongue?

Proverbs 6:19

a lying witness who gives false testimony,
and one who stirs up trouble among brothers.

Proverbs 12:17

Whoever speaks the truth declares what is right,
but a false witness, deceit.

Proverbs 17:4

A wicked person listens to malicious talk;
a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.

Proverbs 19:9

A false witness will not go unpunished,
and one who utters lies perishes.

Proverbs 19:28

A worthless witness mocks justice,
and a wicked mouth swallows iniquity.

Proverbs 21:28

A lying witness will perish,
but the one who listens will speak successfully.

Proverbs 24:28

Don’t testify against your neighbor without cause.
Don’t deceive with your lips.

Proverbs 25:18

A man giving false testimony against his neighbor
is like a club, a sword, or a sharp arrow.

Proverbs 25:23

The north wind produces rain,
and a backbiting tongue, angry looks.

Jeremiah 20:10

For I have heard the gossip of many people,
“Terror is on every side!
Report him; let’s report him!”
Everyone I trusted watches for my fall.
“Perhaps he will be deceived
so that we might prevail against him
and take our vengeance on him.”

Matthew 19:18

“Which ones?” he asked Him. Jesus answered:Do not murder;
do not commit adultery;
do not steal;
do not bear false witness;

Matthew 28:14-15

If this reaches the governor’s ears, we will deal with him and keep you out of trouble.”

Luke 3:14

Some soldiers also questioned him: “What should we do?”He said to them, “Don’t take money from anyone by force or false accusation; be satisfied with your wages.”

Luke 19:8

But Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, “Look, I’ll give half of my possessions to the poor, Lord! And if I have extorted anything from anyone, I’ll pay back four times as much!”

Acts 6:11-13

Then they persuaded some men to say, “We heard him speaking blasphemous words against Moses and God!”

Romans 3:8

And why not say, just as some people slanderously claim we say, “Let us do what is evil so that good may come”? Their condemnation is deserved!

Ephesians 4:25

Since you put away lying, Speak the truth, each one to his neighbor, because we are members of one another.

2 Timothy 3:3

unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, without love for what is good,

1 Peter 3:16

However, do this with gentleness and respect, keeping your conscience clear, so that when you are accused, those who denounce your Christian life will be put to shame.

Revelation 12:10

Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say:The salvation and the power
and the kingdom of our God
and the authority of His Messiah
have now come,
because the accuser of our brothers
has been thrown out:
the one who accuses them
before our God day and night.

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