New International Version
If a malicious witness takes the stand to accuse someone of a crime,
King James Bible
If a false witness rise up against any man to testify against him that which is wrong;
Darby Bible Translation
If an unrighteous witness rise up against any man to testify against him of an offence;
World English Bible
If an unrighteous witness rise up against any man to testify against him of wrongdoing,
Young's Literal Translation
'When a violent witness doth rise against a man, to testify against him apostasy,
Deuteronomy 19:16 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
One witness shall not rise up, etc. - See Numbers 35:30 (note).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
a false witness
that which is wrong. or, falling away
LibraryThe Cities of Refuge
'The Lord also spake unto Joshua, saying, 2. Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Appoint out for you cities of refuge, whereof I spake unto you by the hand of Moses: 3. That the slayer that killeth any person unawares and unwittingly may flee thither: and they shall be your refuge from the avenger of blood. 4. And when he that doth flee unto one of those cities shall stand at the entering of the gate of the city, and shall declare his cause in the ears of the elders of that city, they shall …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
What the Ruler's Discrimination Should be Between Correction and Connivance, Between Fervour and Gentleness.
"Do not spread false reports. Do not help a guilty person by being a malicious witness.
Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, spouting malicious accusations.
An honest witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies.
A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will not go free.
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