Parallel Verses

King James 2000

You shall not raise a false report: put not your hand with 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.

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.

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 shall not raise a false report: put not your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness. 2 You shall not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shall you testify in a dispute to follow after a crowd to pervert judgment:


Cross References

Psalm 35:11

False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not.

Psalm 101:5

Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, him will I cut off: he that has a haughty look and a proud heart will I not endure.

Exodus 20:16

You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Exodus 23:7

Keep far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay you not: for I will not justify the wicked.

Leviticus 19:11

You shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.

Leviticus 19:16

You shall not go up and down as a talebearer among your people: neither shall you take a stand against the life of your neighbor: I am the LORD.

Deuteronomy 5:20

Neither shall you bear false witness against your neighbor.

Deuteronomy 19:16-21

If a false witness rises up against any man to testify against him that which is wrong;

Psalm 15:3

He that backbites not with his tongue, nor does evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his neighbor.

Proverbs 10:18

He that hides hatred with lying lips, and he that utters a slander, is a fool.

Proverbs 19:5

A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaks lies shall not escape.

Matthew 26:59-61

Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;

2 Samuel 16:3

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

2 Samuel 19:27

And he has slandered your servant unto my lord the king; but my lord the king is as an angel of God: do therefore what is good in your eyes.

1 Kings 21:10-13

And set two men, sons of Belial, before him, to bear witness against him, saying, You did blaspheme God and the king. And then carry him out, and stone him, that he may die.

Psalm 27:12

Deliver me not over unto the will of my enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.

Psalm 120:3

What shall be given unto you? or what shall be done unto you, you false tongue?

Proverbs 6:19

A false witness that speaks lies, and he that sows discord among brethren.

Proverbs 12:17

He that speaks truth shows forth righteousness: but a false witness, deceit.

Proverbs 17:4

A wicked doer gives heed to false lips; and a liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue.

Proverbs 19:9

A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaks lies shall perish.

Proverbs 19:28

An ungodly witness scorns judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity.

Proverbs 21:28

A false witness shall perish: but the man that hears speaks constantly.

Proverbs 24:28

Be not a witness against your neighbor without cause; and deceive not with your lips.

Proverbs 25:18

A man that bears false witness against his neighbor is a club, 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 heard the mocking of many, fear on every side. Report, say they, and we will report it. All my friends watched for my fall, saying, Perhaps he will be deceived, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.

Matthew 19:18

He said unto him, Which? Jesus said, You shall do no murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness,

Matthew 28:14-15

And if this comes to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and protect you.

Luke 3:14

And the soldiers likewise asked of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.

Luke 19:8

And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto 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 restore him fourfold.

Acts 6:11-13

Then they bribed men, who said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God.

Romans 3:8

And not rather, (as we are slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose condemnation is just.

Ephesians 4:25

Therefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another.

2 Timothy 3:3

Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

1 Peter 3:16

Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good behavior in Christ.

Revelation 12:10

And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, who accused them before our God day and night.

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