Exodus 23:1
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New International Version
"Do not spread false reports. Do not help a guilty person by being a malicious witness.

King James Bible
Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou shalt not accept a false report; extend not thy hand to the wicked, to be an unrighteous witness.

World English Bible
"You shall not spread a false report. Don't join your hand with the wicked to be a malicious witness.

Young's Literal Translation
'Thou dost not lift up a vain report; thou dost not put thy hand with a wicked man to be a violent witness.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thou shalt not raise a false report - Acting contrary to this precept is a sin against the ninth commandment. And the inventor and receiver of false and slanderous reports, are almost equally criminal. The word seems to refer to either, and our translators have very properly retained both senses, putting raise in the text, and receive in the margin. The original לא תשא lo tissa has been translated, thou shalt not publish. Were there no publishers of slander and calumny, there would be no receivers; and were there none to receive them, there would be none to raise them; and were there no raisers, receivers, nor propagators of calumny, lies, etc., society would be in peace.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

shalt not

Exodus 23:7 Keep you far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay you not: for I will not justify the wicked.

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

Leviticus 19:16 You shall not go up and down as a talebearer among your people: neither shall you stand against the blood of your neighbor...

2 Samuel 16:3 And the king said, And where is your master's son? And Ziba said to the king, Behold, he stays at Jerusalem: for he said...

2 Samuel 19:27 And he has slandered your servant to my lord the king; but my lord the king is as an angel of God...

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

Psalm 101:5 Whoever privately slanders his neighbor, him will I cut off: him that has an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.

Psalm 120:3 What shall be given to you? or what shall be done to you, you false tongue?

Proverbs 10:18 He that hides hatred with lying lips, and he that utters a slander, is a fool.

Proverbs 17:4 A wicked doer gives heed to false lips; and a liar gives ear to a naughty tongue.

Proverbs 25:23 The north wind drives away rain: so does an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.

Jeremiah 20:10 For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say they, and we will report it. All my familiars watched for my halting...

Matthew 28:14,15 And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you...

Romans 3:8 And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come?...

raise or receive. an unrighteous witness

Deuteronomy 5:20 Neither shall you bear false witness against your neighbor.

Deuteronomy 19:16-21 If a false witness rise up against any man to testify against him that which is wrong...

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.

Proverbs 6:19 A false witness that speaks lies, and he that sows discord among brothers.

Proverbs 12:17 He that speaks truth shows forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.

Proverbs 19:5,9,28 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaks lies shall not escape...

Proverbs 21:28 A false witness shall perish: but the man that hears speaks constantly.

Proverbs 24:28 Be not a witness against your neighbor without cause; and deceive not with your lips.

Proverbs 25:18 A man that bears false witness against his neighbor is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.

Matthew 19:18 He said to him, Which? Jesus said, You shall do no murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal...

Matthew 26:59-61 Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death...

Luke 3:14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said to them, Do violence to no man...

Luke 19:8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said to the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor...

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

Ephesians 4:25 Why putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another.

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

1 Peter 3:16 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers...

Revelation 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ...

Library
The Feast of Ingathering in the End of the Year
'And the feast of harvest, the first-fruits of thy labours, which them hast sown In thy field: and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field.' --EXODUS xxiii. 16. The Israelites seem to have had a double beginning of the year--one in spring, one at the close of harvest; or it may only be that here the year is regarded from the natural point of view--a farmer's year. This feast was at the gathering in of the fruits, which was
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Wonderful.
Isaiah ix:6. HIS name shall be called "Wonderful" (Isaiah ix:6). And long before Isaiah had uttered this divine prediction the angel of the Lord had announced his name to be Wonderful. As such He appeared to Manoah. And Manoah said unto the angel of Jehovah, What is thy name, that when thy sayings come to pass we may do thee honor. And the angel of Jehovah said unto Him "why askest thou thus after my name, seeing it is Wonderful" (margin, Judges xiii:17-18). This angel of Jehovah, the Person who
Arno Gaebelein—The Lord of Glory

The Blessing of Jacob Upon Judah. (Gen. Xlix. 8-10. )
Ver. 8. "Judah, thou, thy brethren shall praise thee; thy hand shall be on the neck of thine enemies; before thee shall bow down the sons of thy father. Ver. 9. A lion's whelp is Judah; from the prey, my son, thou goest up; he stoopeth down, he coucheth as a lion, and as a full-grown lion, who shall rouse him up? Ver. 10. The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come, and unto Him the people shall adhere." Thus does dying Jacob, in announcing
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

In the Temple at the Feast of Tabernacles.
(October, a.d. 29.) ^D John VII. 11-52. ^d 11 The Jews therefore sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he? [It was now eighteen months since Jesus had visited Jerusalem, at which time he had healed the impotent man at Bethesda. His fame and prolonged obscurity made his enemies anxious for him to again expose himself in their midst. John here used the word "Jews" as a designation for the Jerusalemites, who, as enemies of Christ, were to be distinguished from the multitudes who were in doubt
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Luke 3:14
Then some soldiers asked him, "And what should we do?" He replied, "Don't extort money and don't accuse people falsely--be content with your pay."

John 7:51
"Does our law condemn a man without first hearing him to find out what he has been doing?"

Acts 6:11
Then they secretly persuaded some men to say, "We have heard Stephen speak blasphemous words against Moses and against God."

Genesis 39:17
Then she told him this story: "That Hebrew slave you brought us came to me to make sport of me.

Exodus 20:16
"You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

Leviticus 19:11
"'Do not steal. "'Do not lie. "'Do not deceive one another.

Deuteronomy 5:20
"You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

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