New International Version
Ruthless witnesses come forward; they question me on things I know nothing about.
King James Bible
False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not.
Darby Bible Translation
Unrighteous witnesses rise up; they lay to my charge things which I know not.
World English Bible
Unrighteous witnesses rise up. They ask me about things that I don't know about.
Young's Literal Translation
Violent witnesses rise up, That which I have not known they ask me.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
False witnesses did rise up - There is no doubt that several of this kind were found to depose against the life of David; and we know that the wicked Jews employed such against the life of Christ. See Matthew 26:59, Matthew 26:60.
They laid to my charge things that I knew not - They produced the most unfounded charges; things of which I had never before heard.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
False witnesses [heb.] Witnesses of wrong
laid [heb.] asked me
LibrarySpecific References to Prophecy in the Gospels
20. But, if it does not weary you, let the point out as briefly as possible, specific references to prophecy in the Gospels, that those who are being instructed in the first elements of the faith may have these testimonies written on their hearts, lest any doubt concerning the things which they believe should at any time take them by surprise. We are told in the Gospel that Judas, one of Christ's friends and associates at table, betrayed Him. Let the show you how this is foretold in the Psalms: "He …
Various—Life and Works of Rufinus with Jerome's Apology Against Rufinus.
The Ninth Commandment
"Do not spread false reports. Do not help a guilty person by being a malicious witness.
Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, spouting malicious accusations.
Those who hate me without reason outnumber the hairs of my head; many are my enemies without cause, those who seek to destroy me. I am forced to restore what I did not steal.
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