Deuteronomy 19:16
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New American Standard Bible
"If a malicious witness rises up against a man to accuse him of wrongdoing,

King James Bible
If a false witness rise up against any man to testify against him that which is wrong;

Darby Bible Translation
If an unrighteous witness rise up against any man to testify against him of an offence;

World English Bible
If an unrighteous witness rise up against any man to testify against him of wrongdoing,

Young's Literal Translation
'When a violent witness doth rise against a man, to testify against him apostasy,

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Testify against him that which is wrong - Margin, more literally, "a falling away." The word is used Deuteronomy 13:5 to signify apostasy or revolt; here it is no doubt to be understood in the wider sense of any departure from the Law.

Deuteronomy 19:16 Parallel Commentaries

Library
The Doctrine of Non-Resistance to Evil by Force Has Been Professed by a Minority of Men from the Very Foundation of Christianity. Of the Book "What
CHAPTER I. THE DOCTRINE OF NON-RESISTANCE TO EVIL BY FORCE HAS BEEN PROFESSED BY A MINORITY OF MEN FROM THE VERY FOUNDATION OF CHRISTIANITY. Of the Book "What I Believe"--The Correspondence Evoked by it-- Letters from Quakers--Garrison's Declaration--Adin Ballou, his Works, his Catechism--Helchitsky's "Net of Faith"--The Attitude of the World to Works Elucidating Christ's Teaching--Dymond's Book "On War"--Musser's "Non-resistance Asserted"--Attitude of the Government in 1818 to Men who Refused to
Leo Tolstoy—The Kingdom of God is within you

The Ninth Commandment
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.' Exod 20: 16. THE tongue which at first was made to be an organ of God's praise, is now become an instrument of unrighteousness. This commandment binds the tongue to its good behaviour. God has set two natural fences to keep in the tongue, the teeth and lips; and this commandment is a third fence set about it, that it should not break forth into evil. It has a prohibitory and a mandatory part: the first is set down in plain words, the other
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

Cross References
Exodus 23:1
"You shall not bear a false report; do not join your hand with a wicked man to be a malicious witness.

Psalm 27:12
Do not deliver me over to the desire of my adversaries, For false witnesses have risen against me, And such as breathe out violence.

Proverbs 14:5
A trustworthy witness will not lie, But a false witness utters lies.

Proverbs 19:5
A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who tells lies will not escape.

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