Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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

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

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?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Do not be a false witness against thy neighbour, and do not flatter 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 First do your outside work, preparing your land for yourself. After that, build your house. 28 Don't testify against your neighbor without a cause, and don't lie when you speak. 29 Don't say, "I'll do to him like he did to me, I'll be sure to pay him back for what he did."



Cross References

Ephesians 4:25

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

Proverbs 25:18

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

Exodus 20:16

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

Exodus 23:1

"You are not to spread a false report, nor are you to join forces with the wicked to be a malicious witness.

1 Samuel 22:9-10

Then Doeg the Edomite, who was in charge of Saul's servants answered: "I saw Jesse's son coming to Nob to Ahitub's son Ahimelech.

1 Kings 21:9-13

In the memos, she wrote the following directives: "Proclaim a public fast and seat Naboth in the front row.

Job 2:3

The LORD asked Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one like him on earth. The man is blameless as well as upright. He fears God and keeps away from evil. He remains firm in his integrity, even though you have been urging me to overwhelm him without cause."

Psalm 35:7

Without justification they laid a snare for me; without justification they dug a pit to trap me.

Psalm 35:11

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

Psalm 52:1

Why do you make evil the foundation of your boasting, mighty one? God's gracious love never ceases.

Proverbs 14:5

A trustworthy witness does not deceive, but a false witness spews lies.

Proverbs 19:5

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

Proverbs 19:9

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

Proverbs 21:28

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

Matthew 26:59-60

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

Matthew 27:23

He asked, "What has he done wrong?" But they kept shouting louder and louder, "Let him be crucified!"

John 15:25

But this happened so that what has been written in their Law might be fulfilled: "They hated me for no reason.'

Colossians 3:9

Do not lie to one another, for you have stripped off the old nature with its practices

Revelation 21:8

But people who are cowardly, unfaithful, detestable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars will find themselves in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. This is the second death."

Revelation 22:15

Outside are dogs, sorcerers, immoral people, murderers, idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

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