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    Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. Exodus 20:16 (Deuteronomy 5:20, Matthew 19:18, Mark 10:19, Luke 18:20, Romans 13:9)

    Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness. Exodus 23:1

    Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked. Exodus 23:7

    Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbour, neither rob him: the wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night until the morning. Leviticus 19:13

    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 יהוה. Leviticus 19:16

    Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and deceive not with thy lips. Proverbs 24:28

    If a false witness rise up against any man to testify against him that which is wrong; Then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before יהוה, before the priests and the judges, which shall be in those days; And the judges shall make diligent inquisition: and, behold, if the witness be a false witness, and hath testified falsely against his brother; 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 which remain shall hear, and fear, and shall henceforth commit no more 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. Deuteronomy 19:16-21

    If a soul sin, and commit a trespass against יהוה, and lie unto his neighbour in that which was delivered him to keep, or in fellowship, or in a thing taken away by violence, or hath deceived his neighbour; Or have found that which was lost, and lieth concerning it, and sweareth falsely; in any of all these that a man doeth, sinning therein: Then it shall be, because he hath sinned, and is guilty, that he shall restore that which he took violently away, or the thing which he hath deceitfully gotten, or that which was delivered him to keep, or the lost thing which he found, Or all that about which he hath sworn falsely; he shall even restore it in the principal, and shall add the fifth part more thereto, and give it unto him to whom it appertaineth, in the day of his trespass offering. And he shall bring his trespass offering unto יהוה, a ram without blemish out of the flock, with thy estimation, for a trespass offering, unto the priest: And the priest shall make an atonement for him before יהוה: and it shall be forgiven him for any thing of all that he hath done in trespassing therein. Leviticus 6:2-7

    These six things doth יהוה hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren. Proverbs 6:16-19

    He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit. Proverbs 12:17
    The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment. Proverbs 12:19

    A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies. Proverbs 14:5
    A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape. Proverbs 19:5
    A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish. Proverbs 19:9
    The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death. Proverbs 21:6

    A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth speaketh constantly. Proverbs 21:28
    A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow. Proverbs 25:18

    A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin. Proverbs 26:28

    For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: Matthew 15:19

    This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 2 Timothy 3:1-3

    But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine: That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience. The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; Titus 2:1-3

    Related verses: Luke 19:8

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