20 “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.(A)

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16 If a malicious witness(A) takes the stand to accuse someone of a crime, 17 the two people involved in the dispute must stand in the presence of the Lord before the priests and the judges(B) who are in office at the time. 18 The judges must make a thorough investigation,(C) and if the witness proves to be a liar, giving false testimony against a fellow Israelite, 19 then do to the false witness as that witness intended to do to the other party.(D) You must purge the evil from among you. 20 The rest of the people will hear of this and be afraid,(E) and never again will such an evil thing be done among you. 21 Show no pity:(F) life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.(G)

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12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,
    for false witnesses(A) rise up against me,
    spouting malicious accusations.

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11 Ruthless witnesses(A) come forward;
    they question me on things I know nothing about.

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A false witness(A) will not go unpunished,(B)
    and whoever pours out lies will not go free.(C)

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11 Then they secretly(A) persuaded some men to say, “We have heard Stephen speak blasphemous words against Moses and against God.”(B)

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