Deuteronomy 19:16
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English Standard Version
If a malicious witness arises to accuse a person of wrongdoing,

King James Bible
If a false witness rise up against any man to testify against him that which is wrong;

American Standard Version
If an unrighteous witness rise up against any man to testify against him of wrong-doing,

Douay-Rheims Bible
If a lying witness stand against a man, accusing him of transgression,

English Revised Version
If an unrighteous witness rise up against any man to testify against him of wrong-doing;

Webster's Bible Translation
If a false witness shall rise up against any man to testify against him that which is wrong;

Deuteronomy 19:16 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Innocent blood would be shed if the unintentional manslayer was not protected against the avenger of blood, by the erection of cities of refuge in every part of the land. If Israel neglected this duty, it would bring blood-guiltiness upon itself ("and so blood be upon thee"), because it had not done what was requisite to prevent the shedding of innocent blood.

Deuteronomy 19:16 Parallel Commentaries

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a false witness

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...

Psalm 27:12 Deliver me not over to the will of my enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.

Psalm 35:11 False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not.

Mark 14:55-59 And the chief priests and all the council sought for witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found none...

Acts 6:13 And set up false witnesses, which said, This man ceases not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law:

that which is wrong. or, falling away

Cross References
Exodus 23:1
"You shall not spread a false report. You shall not join hands with a wicked man to be a malicious witness.

Psalm 27:12
Give me not up to the will of my adversaries; for false witnesses have risen against me, and they breathe out violence.

Proverbs 14:5
A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes out lies.

Proverbs 19:5
A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will not escape.

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