Proverbs 24:28
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New International Version
Do not testify against your neighbor without cause-- would you use your lips to mislead?

King James Bible
Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and deceive not with thy lips.

Darby Bible Translation
Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and wouldest thou deceive with thy lips?

World English Bible
Don't be a witness against your neighbor without cause. Don't deceive with your lips.

Young's Literal Translation
Be not a witness for nought against thy neighbour, Or thou hast enticed with thy lips.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Be not a witness - Do not be forward to offer thyself to bear testimony against a neighbor, in a matter which may prejudice him, where the essential claims of justice do not require such interference; and especially do not do this in a spirit of revenge, because he has injured thee before.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Proverbs 14:5 A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.

Proverbs 19:5,9 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.

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

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

1 Samuel 22:9,10 Then answered Doeg the Edomite, which was set over the servants of Saul, and said, I saw the son of Jesse coming to Nob...

1 Kings 21:9-13 And she wrote in the letters, saying, Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people...

Job 2:3 And the LORD said to Satan, Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man...

Psalm 35:7,11 For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have dig for my soul...

Matthew 26:59,60 Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death...

Matthew 27:23 And the governor said, Why, what evil has he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.

John 15:25 But this comes to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

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

Colossians 3:9 Lie not one to another, seeing that you have put off the old man with his deeds;

Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters...

Revelation 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and fornicators, and murderers, and idolaters, and whoever loves and makes a lie.

Library
The Sluggard's Garden
'I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; 31. And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.'--PROVERBS xxiv. 30, 31. This picture of the sluggard's garden seems to be intended as a parable. No doubt its direct simple meaning is full of homely wisdom in full accord with the whole tone of the Book of Proverbs; but we shall scarcely do justice to this saying of the wise
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Epistle xxxvi. To Maximus, Bishop of Salona .
To Maximus, Bishop of Salona [113] . Gregory to Maximus, &c. When our common son the presbyter Veteranus came to the Roman city, he found me so weak from the pains of gout as to be quite unable to answer thy Fraternity's letters myself. And indeed with regard to the nation of the Sclaves [114] , from which you are in great danger, I am exceedingly afflicted and disturbed. I am afflicted as suffering already in your suffering: I am disturbed, because they have already begun to enter Italy by way
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

A Treatise on Good Works
I. We ought first to know that there are no good works except those which God has commanded, even as there is no sin except that which God has forbidden. Therefore whoever wishes to know and to do good works needs nothing else than to know God's commandments. Thus Christ says, Matthew xix, "If thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments." And when the young man asks Him, Matthew xix, what he shall do that he may inherit eternal life, Christ sets before him naught else but the Ten Commandments.
Dr. Martin Luther—A Treatise on Good Works

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Ephesians 4:25
Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.

Leviticus 6:2
"If anyone sins and is unfaithful to the LORD by deceiving a neighbor about something entrusted to them or left in their care or about something stolen, or if they cheat their neighbor,

Leviticus 6:3
or if they find lost property and lie about it, or if they swear falsely about any such sin that people may commit--

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

Proverbs 25:18
Like a club or a sword or a sharp arrow is one who gives false testimony against a neighbor.

Proverbs 26:19
is one who deceives their neighbor and says, "I was only joking!"

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