Leviticus 19:16
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New International Version
"'Do not go about spreading slander among your people. "'Do not do anything that endangers your neighbor's life. I am the LORD.

King James Bible
Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour: I am the LORD.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou shalt not go about as a talebearer among thy people; thou shalt not stand up against the life of thy neighbour: I am Jehovah.

World English Bible
"'You shall not go up and down as a slanderer among your people. "'You shall not endanger the life of your neighbor. I am Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou dost not go slandering among thy people; thou dost not stand against the blood of thy neighbour; I am Jehovah.

Leviticus 19:16 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thou shalt not go up and down as a tale-bearer - רכיל rachil signifies a trader, a peddler, and is here applied to the person who travels about dealing in scandal and calumny, getting the secrets of every person and family, and retailing them wherever he goes. A more despicable character exists not: such a person is a pest to society, and should be exiled from the habitations of men.

Neither shalt thou stand against the blood, etc. - Thou shalt not be as a false witness, because by such testimony the blood - the life of an innocent man may be endangered.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

tale-bearer

Exodus 23:1 You shall not raise a false report: put not your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.

Psalm 15:3 He that backbites not with his tongue, nor does evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his neighbor.

Proverbs 11:13 A talebearer reveals secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit conceals the matter.

Proverbs 20:19 He that goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flatters with his lips.

Jeremiah 6:28 They are all grievous rebels, walking with slanders: they are brass and iron; they are all corrupters.

Jeremiah 9:4 Take you heed every one of his neighbor, and trust you not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant...

Ezekiel 22:9 In you are men that carry tales to shed blood: and in you they eat on the mountains: in the middle of you they commit lewdness.

1 Timothy 3:11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.

2 Timothy 3:3 Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

Titus 2:3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becomes holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine...

1 Peter 2:1 Why laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, all evil speakings,

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Exodus 20:16 You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Exodus 23:1,7 You shall not raise a false report: put not your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness...

1 Kings 21:10-13 And set two men, sons of Belial, before him, to bear witness against him, saying, You did blaspheme God and the king...

Matthew 26:60,61 But found none: yes, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses...

Matthew 27:4 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see you to that.

Acts 6:11-13 Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God...

Acts 24:4-9 Notwithstanding, that I be not further tedious to you, I pray you that you would hear us of your clemency a few words...

Library
February the Thirteenth Grudges
"Thou shalt not bear any grudge." --LEVITICUS xix. 11-18. How searching is that demand upon the soul! My forgiveness of my brother is to be complete. No sullenness is to remain, no sulky temper which so easily gives birth to thunder and lightning. There is to be no painful aloofness, no assumption of a superiority which rains contempt upon the offender. When I forgive, I am not to carry any powder forward on the journey. I am to empty out all my explosives, all my ammunition of anger and revenge.
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

The Law of Love
'Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 45. That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for He maketh His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. 46. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Parable of the Good Samaritan.
(Probably Judæa.) ^C Luke X. 25-37. ^c 25 And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and made trial of him, saying, Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? [For the term lawyer see pp. 313, 314, The lawyer wished to make trial of the skill of Jesus in solving the intricate and difficult question as to how to obtain salvation. Jesus was probably teaching in some house or courtyard, and his habit of giving local color to his parables suggests that he was probably in or near Bethany, through
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Appendix xiv. The Law in Messianic Times.
THE question as to the Rabbinic views in regard to the binding character of the Law, and its imposition on the Gentiles, in Messianic times, although, strictly speaking, not forming part of this history, is of such vital importance in connection with recent controversies as to demand special consideration. In the text to which this Appendix refers it has been indicated, that a new legislation was expected in Messianic days. The ultimate basis of this expectancy must be sought in the Old Testament
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

Cross References
Exodus 23:7
Have nothing to do with a false charge and do not put an innocent or honest person to death, for I will not acquit the guilty.

Deuteronomy 27:25
"Cursed is anyone who accepts a bribe to kill an innocent person." Then all the people shall say, "Amen!"

Job 17:5
If anyone denounces their friends for reward, the eyes of their children will fail.

Psalm 15:3
whose tongue utters no slander, who does no wrong to a neighbor, and casts no slur on others;

Proverbs 11:13
A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.

Jeremiah 6:28
They are all hardened rebels, going about to slander. They are bronze and iron; they all act corruptly.

Jeremiah 9:4
"Beware of your friends; do not trust anyone in your clan. For every one of them is a deceiver, and every friend a slanderer.

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