Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Do not be a witness against your neighbor without cause,
And do not deceive with your lips.

King James Version

Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and deceive not with thy lips.

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

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

A Conservative Version

Be not a witness against thy neighbor without cause, and deceive not with thy lips.

American Standard Version

Be not a witness against thy neighbor without cause; And deceive not with thy lips.

Amplified


Do not be a witness against your neighbor without cause,
And do not deceive with your lips [speak neither lies nor half-truths].

Bible in Basic English

Do not be a violent witness against your neighbour, or let your lips say what is false.

Darby Translation

Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and wouldest thou deceive with thy lips?

Julia Smith Translation

Thou shalt not be a witness gratuitously against thy neighbor, and deceive not with thy lips.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

Do not be a witness without cause against your neighbor nor deceive with your lips.

Modern King James verseion

Do not be a witness against your neighbor without cause, nor deceive with your lips.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Be no false witness against thy neighbour, and hurt him not with thy lips.

NET Bible

Do not be a witness against your neighbor without cause, and do not deceive with your words.

New Heart English Bible

Do not be a witness against your neighbor without cause. Do not deceive with your lips.

The Emphasized Bible

Do not become a needless witness against thy neighbour, so mightest thou open too wide thy lips:

Webster

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

World English Bible

Don't be a witness against your neighbor without cause. Don't deceive with your lips.

Youngs Literal Translation

Be not a witness for nought against thy neighbour, Or thou hast enticed with thy lips.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Be not a witness
עד 
`ed 
Usage: 69

and deceive
פּתה 
Pathah 
Usage: 28

Context Readings

More Sayings Of The Wise

27 Prepare your work outside
And make it ready for yourself in the field;
Afterwards, then, build your house.
28 Do not be a witness against your neighbor without cause,
And do not deceive with your lips.
29 Do not say, “Thus I shall do to him as he has done to me;
I will render to the man according to his work.”



Cross References

Ephesians 4:25

Therefore, laying aside falsehood, speak truth each one of you with his neighbor, for we are members of one another.

Proverbs 25:18

Like a club and a sword and a sharp arrow
Is a man who bears false witness against his neighbor.

Exodus 20:16

You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Exodus 23:1

You shall not bear a false report; do not join your hand with a wicked man to be a malicious witness.

1 Samuel 22:9-10

Then Doeg the Edomite, who was standing by the servants of Saul, said, “I saw the son of Jesse coming to Nob, to Ahimelech the son of Ahitub.

1 Kings 21:9-13

Now she wrote in the letters, saying, “Proclaim a fast and seat Naboth at the head of the people;

Job 2:3

The Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man fearing God and turning away from evil. And he still holds fast his integrity, although you incited Me against him to ruin him without cause.”

Psalm 35:7

For without cause they hid their net for me;
Without cause they dug a pit for my soul.

Psalm 35:11

Malicious witnesses rise up;
They ask me of things that I do not know.

Psalm 52:1

For the choir director. A Maskil of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul and said to him, “David has come to the house of Ahimelech.”
Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man?
The lovingkindness of God endures all day long.

Proverbs 14:5

A trustworthy witness will not lie,
But a false witness utters lies.

Proverbs 19:5

A false witness will not go unpunished,
And he who tells lies will not escape.

Proverbs 19:9

A false witness will not go unpunished,
And he who tells lies will perish.

Proverbs 21:28

A false witness will perish,
But the man who listens to the truth will speak forever.

Matthew 26:59-60

Now the chief priests and the whole Council kept trying to obtain false testimony against Jesus, so that they might put Him to death.

Matthew 27:23

And he said, “Why, what evil has He done?” But they kept shouting all the more, saying, “Crucify Him!”

John 15:25

But they have done this to fulfill the word that is written in their Law, ‘They hated Me without a cause.’

Colossians 3:9

Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old self with its evil practices,

Revelation 21:8

But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

Revelation 22:15

Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying.

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