5202 accusation, false

5202 accusation, false

Scripture expressly forbids making false accusations, but God’s people have often been subjected to them and many false accusations were made against Jesus Christ.

False accusation forbidden

Ex 23:7 See also Ex 23:1; Lev 19:16; Lk 3:14

Satan associated with false accusation

Zec 3:1 Although taken as a proper name in English, “Satan” is in fact simply the Hebrew word meaning “accuser”. See also Job 1:6-12; Rev 12:10

Examples of false accusation

In the OT Ps 41:5-6 See also Ge 39:7-18; 2Sa 10:1-3; 1Ki 21:7-14; Ezr 4:6-16; Ne 6:5-7; Ps 35:19-20

In the experience of Jesus Christ Mt 26:59-61 pp Mk 14:55-59 See also Mt 9:34; Mt 12:24 pp Mk 3:22 pp Lk 11:15; Lk 23:2

In the experience of the first Christians Ac 16:19-21 See also Mt 5:11-12; Ac 6:11-14

See also

2585Christ, trial
4120Satan
5347injustice
5440perjury
5625witnesses, false
5800blasphemy
5951slander
6126condemnation, human
6145deceit
8776lies
8782mockery
8794persecution

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