8751 false witness

8751 false witness

The telling of lies about another so as to make them appear guilty when they are innocent. Condemned in Scripture, false witness was experienced by Jesus Christ and is to be expected by those who follow him.

False witness is condemned in Scripture

Ex 20:16 pp Dt 5:20 See also Ex 23:1; Dt 19:15-19; Ps 101:5-7; Mt 19:18 pp Mk 10:19 pp Lk 18:20

False witness arises from an evil heart

Mt 15:19-20 pp Mk 7:21-23

False witness will be subject to judgment

Ps 101:5-8; Pr 21:28 See also Pr 19:9; Da 6:24; Mt 12:35-37

Examples of those who were the victims of false witness

Jesus Christ Mt 26:59-61 pp Mk 14:55-59 See also Mt 11:18-19 pp Lk 7:33-34

Other examples 1Ki 21:8-14 Naboth; Ps 27:12 David; Da 6:24 Daniel; Ac 6:11-13 Stephen Paul: Ac 17:5-7; Ac 24:5-9; Ac 25:7; Ro 3:8

False witness against believers is to be expected by them

Mt 5:11-12 pp Lk 6:22-23 See also Mt 24:9-10; Ac 19:9

See also

2585Christ, trial
5202accusation, false
5625witnesses, false
5951slander
6145deceit
8714dishonesty
8776lies
8794persecution

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