Deuteronomy 19:16
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New International Version
If a malicious witness takes the stand to accuse someone of a crime,

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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

One witness shall not rise up, etc. - See Numbers 35:30 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

a false witness

Exodus 23:1-7 You shall not raise a false report: put not your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness...

1 Kings 21:10-13 And set two men, sons of Belial, before him, to bear witness against him, saying, You did blaspheme God and the king...

Psalm 27:12 Deliver me not over to the will of my enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.

Psalm 35:11 False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not.

Mark 14:55-59 And the chief priests and all the council sought for witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found none...

Acts 6:13 And set up false witnesses, which said, This man ceases not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law:

that which is wrong. or, falling away

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The Cities of Refuge
'The Lord also spake unto Joshua, saying, 2. Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Appoint out for you cities of refuge, whereof I spake unto you by the hand of Moses: 3. That the slayer that killeth any person unawares and unwittingly may flee thither: and they shall be your refuge from the avenger of blood. 4. And when he that doth flee unto one of those cities shall stand at the entering of the gate of the city, and shall declare his cause in the ears of the elders of that city, they shall
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

What the Ruler's Discrimination Should be Between Correction and Connivance, Between Fervour and Gentleness.
It should be known too that the vices of subjects ought sometimes to be prudently connived at, but indicated in that they are connived at; that things, even though openly known, ought sometimes to be seasonably tolerated, but sometimes, though hidden, be closely investigated; that they ought sometimes to be gently reproved, but sometimes vehemently censured. For, indeed, some things, as we have said, ought to be prudently connived at, but indicated in that they are connived at, so that, when the
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Cross References
Exodus 23:1
"Do not spread false reports. Do not help a guilty person by being a malicious witness.

Psalm 27:12
Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, spouting malicious accusations.

Proverbs 14:5
An honest witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies.

Proverbs 19:5
A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will not go free.

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