English Standard Version
If a malicious witness arises to accuse a person of wrongdoing,
King James Bible
If a false witness rise up against any man to testify against him that which is wrong;
American Standard Version
If an unrighteous witness rise up against any man to testify against him of wrong-doing,
If a lying witness stand against a man, accusing him of transgression,
English Revised Version
If an unrighteous witness rise up against any man to testify against him of wrong-doing;
Webster's Bible Translation
If a false witness shall rise up against any man to testify against him that which is wrong;
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
Innocent blood would be shed if the unintentional manslayer was not protected against the avenger of blood, by the erection of cities of refuge in every part of the land. If Israel neglected this duty, it would bring blood-guiltiness upon itself ("and so blood be upon thee"), because it had not done what was requisite to prevent the shedding of innocent blood.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
a false witness
that which is wrong. or, falling away
"You shall not spread a false report. You shall not join hands with a wicked man to be a malicious witness.
Give me not up to the will of my adversaries; for false witnesses have risen against me, and they breathe out violence.
A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes out lies.
A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will not escape.
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