Deuteronomy 5:20
New International Version
"You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

New Living Translation
“You must not testify falsely against your neighbor.

English Standard Version
“‘And you shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Berean Study Bible
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

King James Bible
Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbour.

New King James Version
‘You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

New American Standard Bible
‘You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

NASB 1995
'You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

NASB 1977
‘You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Amplified Bible
‘You shall not give false testimony [that is, lie, withhold, or manipulate the truth] against your neighbor (any person).

Christian Standard Bible
Do not give dishonest testimony against your neighbor.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not give dishonest testimony against your neighbor.

American Standard Version
Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbor.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You shall not testify a false testimony against your neighbor.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

Contemporary English Version
Do not tell lies about others.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbour.

English Revised Version
Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbour.

Good News Translation
"'Do not accuse anyone falsely.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Never avoid the truth when you testify about your neighbor.

International Standard Version
"'You are not to testify falsely against your neighbor.

JPS Tanakh 1917


Literal Standard Version
You do not answer [with] a false testimony against your neighbor.

NET Bible
You must not offer false testimony against another.

New Heart English Bible
"Do not give false testimony against your neighbor.

World English Bible
"Neither shall you give false testimony against your neighbor.

Young's Literal Translation
'Thou dost not answer against thy neighbour -- a false testimony.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Ten Commandments
19You shall not steal. 20You shall not bear FALSE witness against your neighbor. 21You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife. You shall not covet your neighbor’s house or field, or his manservant or maidservant, or his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”…

Cross References
Matthew 19:18
"Which ones?" the man asked. Jesus answered, "'Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not bear false witness,

Exodus 20:16
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Exodus 23:1
"You shall not spread a false report. Do not join the wicked by being a malicious witness.


Treasury of Scripture

Neither shall you bear false witness against your neighbor.

Deuteronomy 19:16-21
If a false witness rise up against any man to testify against him that which is wrong; …

Exodus 20:16
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

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











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You shall not
וְלֹֽא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

bear
תַעֲנֶ֥ה (ṯa·‘ă·neh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 6030: To answer, respond

FALSE
שָֽׁוְא׃ (šāw)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7723: Evil, idolatry, uselessness

witness
עֵ֥ד (‘êḏ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5707: A witness, testimony, a recorder, prince

against your neighbor.
בְרֵֽעֲךָ֖ (ḇə·rê·‘ă·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 7453: Friend, companion, fellow


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