He who speaks truth tells what is right,
But a false witness, deceit.
A trustworthy witness will not lie,
But a false witness utters lies.
A false witness who utters lies,
And one who spreads strife among brothers.
A truthful witness saves lives,
But he who utters lies is treacherous.
Then Ahimelech answered the king and said, “And who among all your servants is as faithful as David, even the king’s son-in-law, who is captain over your guard, and is honored in your house?
A false witness will not go unpunished,
And he who tells lies will not escape.
A rascally witness makes a mockery of justice,
And the mouth of the wicked spreads iniquity.
A false witness will perish,
But the man who listens to the truth will speak forever.
Do not be a witness against your neighbor without cause,
And do not deceive with your lips.
For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders.
Now the chief priests and the whole Council kept trying to obtain false testimony against Jesus, so that they might put Him to death.
They put forward false witnesses who said, “This man incessantly speaks against this holy place and the Law;
and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.