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29 Bible Verses about Witnesses, False

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Exodus 23:1-2

Thou shalt not admit a false rumour; put not thine hand with the wicked to be a false witness. Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause hiding behind many to wrest judgment;

Proverbs 6:16-19

These six things does the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked imaginations, feet that are swift in running to evil,read more.
a false witness that speaks lies, and he that sows discord among brethren.

Proverbs 24:28

Do not be a false witness against thy neighbour, and do not flatter with thy lips.

Luke 3:14

And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Oppress no one, neither accuse anyone falsely; and be content with your wages.

Matthew 19:18

He said unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt not murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,

Proverbs 25:18

A man that bears false witness against his neighbour is a maul and a sword and a sharp arrow.

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 35:11

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

Proverbs 18:5

To respect the person of the wicked so that the righteous loses that which is rightfully his is not good.

Proverbs 19:28

A witness of Belial shall scorn judgment, and the mouth of the wicked shall cover iniquity.

Deuteronomy 19:16-21

When a false witness rises up against any man to testify rebellion against him, then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges, who shall be in those days; and the judges shall make diligent inquisition; and, behold, if the witness is a false witness and has testified falsely against his brother,read more.
then shall ye do unto him as he had thought to have done unto his brother; so shalt thou put the evil away from among you. And those who remain shall hear and fear and shall never again commit any such evil among you. And thine eye shall not pity, but life shall go for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

Leviticus 6:1-7

And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying, If a person commits a sin, a trespass against the LORD, and denies unto his neighbour that which was delivered unto him to keep or left in his hand, or in a thing stolen, or has slandered his neighbour; or has found that which was lost and then denies it and swears falsely, in any of all these in which a man can sin,read more.
then it shall be that because he has sinned and is guilty, that he shall restore that which he stole, or for the damage of the slander, or that which was delivered him to keep, or the lost thing which he found, or all that about which he has sworn falsely, he shall even restore it in the principal and shall add the fifth part more to it, for the one to whom it belongs, and he shall pay in the day of his guiltiness. And he shall bring for the expiation of his guilt unto the LORD a ram without blemish out of the flock, in thy estimation, for his guilt, unto the priest; and the priest shall reconcile him before the LORD, and he shall have forgiveness for any of all of the things in which he is guilty.

Proverbs 19:5

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

Proverbs 21:28

The false witness shall perish, but the man that hears shall stand fast in his word.

Isaiah 29:20-21

For the violent one shall be done away with, and the scorner shall be consumed, and all those that rose early unto iniquity shall be cut off: Those that made men to sin in word; those that laid a snare for him that reproved in the gate, and turned that which is just into vanity.

Zechariah 5:3-4

Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goes forth over the face of the whole earth; for every one that steals (as it is written on one side of the roll) shall be destroyed; and every one that swears (as it is written on the other side of the roll) shall be destroyed. I brought it forth, said the LORD of the hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief and into the house of him that swears falsely by my name; and it shall remain in the midst of his house and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof.

1 Kings 21:8-13

So she wrote letters in Ahab's name and sealed them with his seal and sent the letters unto the elders and to the nobles that were in his city dwelling with Naboth. And she wrote in the letters, saying, Proclaim a fast and set Naboth at the head of the people and set two men, sons of Belial, before him, to bear witness against him, saying, Thou didst blaspheme God and the king. And then carry him out and stone him that he may die.read more.
And the men of his city, even the elders and the nobles who were the inhabitants in his city, did as Jezebel had sent unto them and as it was written in the letters which she had sent unto them. They proclaimed a fast and set Naboth at the head of the people. Then the two men, sons of Belial, came in and sat before him; and those men of Belial witnessed against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, Naboth blasphemed God and the king. Then they carried him forth out of the city, and stoned him with stones that he died.

Matthew 26:59-61

Now the princes of the priests and the elders and all the council sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death; but found none; though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses who said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God and to build it in three days.

Mark 14:55-59

And the princes of the priests and all the council sought for witness against Jesus to put him to death and found none. For many bore false witness against him, but their witness did not agree together. And there arose some that bore false witness against him, saying,read more.
We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands. But neither so did their witness agree together.

Matthew 28:12-15

And when they were assembled with the elders and had taken counsel, they gave a large amount of money to the soldiers, saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night and stole him away while we slept. And if this comes to the governor's ears, we will persuade him and make you secure.read more.
So they took the money and did as they were taught, and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.

Acts 6:11-14

Then they suborned men, who said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and against God. And they stirred up the people and the elders and the scribes and came upon him and caught him and brought him to the council and set up false witnesses, who said, This man does not cease to speak blasphemous words against this holy place and the law,read more.
for we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place and shall change the traditions which Moses delivered us.

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Acts 25:7

And when he was come, the Jews who came down from Jerusalem stood round about and laid many and grievous complaints against Paul, which they could not prove.

Matthew 28:15

So they took the money and did as they were taught, and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.

Acts 17:6

And when they did not find them, they brought Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down have come here also,

Mark 14:56

For many bore false witness against him, but their witness did not agree together.