Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 are not to spread a false report, nor are you to join forces with the wicked to be a malicious witness. 2 You are not to follow the majority in doing wrong, and you are not to testify in a lawsuit so as to follow the majority and pervert justice.


Cross References

Psalm 35:11

False witnesses stepped forward and questioned me concerning things about which I knew nothing.

Psalm 101:5

I will destroy the one who secretly slanders a friend. I will not allow the proud and haughty to prevail.

Exodus 20:16

"You are not to give false testimony against your neighbor.

Exodus 23:7

Stay far away from a false charge, and don't kill the innocent or the righteous, because I won't acquit the guilty.

Leviticus 19:11

"You are not to steal or lie or deal falsely with your neighbor.

Leviticus 19:16

"You are not to go around slandering your people. "You are not to stand idle when your neighbor's life is at stake. I am the LORD.

Deuteronomy 5:20

""You are not to give false testimony against your neighbor.

Deuteronomy 19:16-21

When a malicious witness takes the stand against a man and accuses him,

Psalm 15:3

The one who does not slander with his tongue, who does no evil to his neighbor, and who does not destroy his friend's reputation.

Proverbs 10:18

Whoever conceals hatred is a deceitful liar, and whoever spreads slander is a fool.

Proverbs 19:5

A witness to lies will not go unpunished; the teller of falsehoods will not escape.

Matthew 26:59-61

Meanwhile, the high priests and the whole Council were looking for false testimony against Jesus in order to have him put to death.

2 Samuel 16:3

Then the king asked, "Where is your master's son?" "He's staying in Jerusalem!" Ziba answered the king. "He's saying "The nation of Israel will restore my father's kingdom to me today!'"

2 Samuel 19:27

by slandering your servant to your majesty. But your majesty the king is like an angel from God: so do what you think is best.

1 Kings 21:10-13

Seat two wicked men in front of him, and make them testify against him. Tell them to claim "You cursed God and the king.' Then take him out and stone him to death."

Psalm 27:12

Do not hand me over to the desires of my enemies; for false witnesses have risen up against me; even the one who breathes out violence.

Psalm 120:3

What will be given to you, and what will be done to you, you treacherous tongue?

Proverbs 6:19

a false witness snorting lies, and someone sowing quarrels between brothers.

Proverbs 12:17

The truth teller speaks what is right, but the false witness speaks what is deceitful.

Proverbs 17:4

Whoever practices evil pays attention to wicked speech, and the liar listens to malicious talk.

Proverbs 19:9

A witness to lies will not go unpunished; the teller of falsehoods will perish.

Proverbs 19:28

A corrupt witness mocks justice, and the wicked person feeds on iniquity.

Proverbs 21:28

A false witness will perish, but whoever listens will testify successfully.

Proverbs 24:28

Don't testify against your neighbor without a cause, and don't lie when you speak.

Proverbs 25:18

A club, a sword, and a sharp arrow that's what a man is who lies about his neighbor.

Proverbs 25:23

The north wind brings rain, and a backbiting tongue an angry look.

Jeremiah 20:10

Indeed, I hear many people whispering, "Terror on every side. Denounce him, let's denounce him!" All my close friends watch my steps and say, "Perhaps he will be deceived, and we can prevail against him and take vengeance on him."

Matthew 19:18

The young man asked him, "Which ones?"

Matthew 28:14-15

If this is reported to the governor, we'll personally persuade him to keep you out of trouble."

Luke 3:14

Even some soldiers were asking him, "And what should we do?" He told them, "Never extort money from anyone by threats or blackmail, and be satisfied with your pay."

Luke 19:8

Later, Zacchaeus stood up and announced to the Lord, "Look! I'm giving half of my possessions to the destitute, and if I have accused anyone falsely, I'm repaying four times as much as I owe."

Acts 6:11-13

So they secretly got some men to say, "We have heard him speaking blasphemous words against Moses and God."

Romans 3:8

Or can we say as some people slander us by claiming that we say "Let's do evil that good may result"? They deserve to be condemned!

Ephesians 4:25

Therefore, stripping off falsehood, "let each of us speak the truth to his neighbor," for we belong to one another.

2 Timothy 3:3

unfeeling, uncooperative, slanderous, degenerate, brutal, hateful of what is good,

1 Peter 3:16

But do this gently and respectfully, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak evil of your good conduct in the Messiah will be ashamed of slandering you.

Revelation 12:10

Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say, "Now the salvation, the power, the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah have come. For the one who accuses our brothers, who accuses them day and night in the presence of our God, has been thrown out.

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