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5625 witnesses, false

5625 witnesses, false

Scripture prohibits individuals from bearing false witness against their neighbours.

False testimony forbidden

Ex 20:16 pp Dt 5:20 See also Ex 23:1-2; Lev 19:12; Pr 6:16-19; Pr 24:28; Lk 3:14; Mt 15:19; Mt 19:18 pp Mk 10:19 pp Lk 18:20

The effect of false witnesses on other people and society

Pr 25:18 See also Ps 27:12; Ps 35:11; Pr 12:17; Pr 14:5,25; Pr 18:5; Pr 19:28

False witnesses will be punished

Dt 19:16-21 See also Lev 6:1-7; Pr 19:5,9; Pr 21:28; Isa 29:20-21; Zec 5:3-4

Examples of false witnesses

1Ki 21:8-13; Mt 26:59-61 pp Mk 14:55-59; Mt 28:12-15; Ac 6:11-14

See also

5202accusation, false
5347injustice
5361justice, human
5493retribution
5951slander
6145deceit
8734evil
8751false witness
8776lies
8828spite

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