Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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.

New American Standard Bible

You shall not go about as a slanderer among your people, and you are not to act against the life of your neighbor; I am the Lord.

King James Version

Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour: I am the LORD.

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

"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.

A Conservative Version

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.

American Standard Version

Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbor: I am Jehovah.

Amplified

You shall not go around as a gossip among your people, and you are not to act against the life of your neighbor [with slander or false testimony]; I am the Lord.

Bible in Basic English

Do not go about saying untrue things among your people, or take away the life of your neighbour by false witness: I am the Lord.

Darby Translation

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.

Julia Smith Translation

Thou shalt not go a slanderer among thy people; thou shalt not stand upon the blood of thy neighbor: I Jehovah.

Lexham Expanded Bible

You shall not go [about with] slander among your people; {you shall not endanger your neighbor's life}; I [am] Yahweh.

Modern King James verseion

You shall not go as a slanderer among your people; you shall not stand against the blood of your neighbor. I am Jehovah.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"'Thou shalt not go up and down a privy accuser among thy people, neither shalt thou help to shed the blood of thy neighbour: I am the LORD.

NET Bible

You must not go about as a slanderer among your people. You must not stand idly by when your neighbor's life is at stake. I am the Lord.

New Heart English Bible

"'You shall not go up and down as a slanderer among your people; neither shall you stand against the life of your neighbor. I am the LORD.

The Emphasized Bible

Thou shalt not go about talebearing, among thy people Thou shalt not stand by, over the blood of thy neighbour: I, am Yahweh.

Webster

Thou shalt not go up and down as a tale-bearer among thy people; neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbor; I am the LORD.

World English Bible

"'You shall not go up and down as a slanderer among your people. "'You shall not endanger the life of your neighbor. I am Yahweh.

Youngs Literal Translation

Thou dost not go slandering among thy people; thou dost not stand against the blood of thy neighbour; I am Jehovah.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Thou shalt not go
ילך 
Yalak 
Usage: 0

up and down as a talebearer
רכיל 
Rakiyl 
Usage: 6

עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

דּם 
Dam 
Usage: 359

References

Context Readings

Justice, Love, And Propriety

15 You shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: you shall not be partial to the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor. 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. 17 You shall not hate your brother in your heart: you shall surely rebuke your neighbor, and not bear sin because of him.



Cross References

Exodus 23:1

You shall not raise a false report: put not your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.

Exodus 23:7

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

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 11:13

A talebearer reveals secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit conceals the matter.

Ezekiel 22:9

In you are men that slander to shed blood: and in you they eat upon the mountains: in the midst of you they commit lewdness.

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.

Proverbs 20:19

He that goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets: therefore associate not with him who flatters with his lips.

Jeremiah 6:28

They are all grievous revolters, walking with slanders: they are bronze and iron; they are all corrupters.

Jeremiah 9:4

Take you heed everyone of his neighbor, and trust you not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbor will walk with slanders.

Matthew 26:60-61

But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses,

Acts 6:11-13

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

Exodus 20:16

You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Matthew 27:4

Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see you to that.

Acts 24:4-9

Nevertheless, that I be not further tedious unto you, I pray you that you would hear us in your kindness a few words.

1 Timothy 3:11

Even so must their wives be serious, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things.

2 Timothy 3:3

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

Titus 2:3

The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becomes holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;

1 Peter 2:1

Therefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speaking,

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