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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5440 perjury
5440 perjury

5440 perjury

Swearing falsely, usually in a legal context, either by taking a false oath or by breaking one’s oath later. God hates perjury.

God hates perjury

Zec 8:16-17 See also Ps 24:3-4; Isa 48:1; Jer 5:2; Jer 7:9-10; Hos 10:4; Zec 5:3-4; Mal 3:5; 1Ti 1:9-10

The Law forbade perjury

Ex 20:16 pp Dt 5:20; Ex 23:1-3; Lev 19:12; Nu 30:2

Punishment for perjury

Lev 6:1-7; Dt 19:16-21

Examples of perjury

Against Naboth 1Ki 21:1-19

Against Jesus Christ Mt 26:59-61 pp Mk 14:55-59

Against Stephen Ac 6:12-14

See also

1461truth, nature of
5276crime
5277criminals
5361justice, human
5430oaths, human
5444pledges
8751false witness
8776lies
8828spite

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