Psalm 35:11
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New International Version
Ruthless witnesses come forward; they question me on things I know nothing about.

King James Bible
False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not.

Darby Bible Translation
Unrighteous witnesses rise up; they lay to my charge things which I know not.

World English Bible
Unrighteous witnesses rise up. They ask me about things that I don't know about.

Young's Literal Translation
Violent witnesses rise up, That which I have not known they ask me.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

False witnesses did rise up - There is no doubt that several of this kind were found to depose against the life of David; and we know that the wicked Jews employed such against the life of Christ. See Matthew 26:59, Matthew 26:60.

They laid to my charge things that I knew not - They produced the most unfounded charges; things of which I had never before heard.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

False witnesses [heb.] Witnesses of wrong

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.

1 Samuel 24:9 And David said to Saul, Why hear you men's words, saying, Behold, David seeks your hurt?

1 Samuel 25:10 And Nabal answered David's servants, and said, Who is David? and who is the son of Jesse?...

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

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:

Acts 24:5,6,12,13 For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world...

laid [heb.] asked me

Specific References to Prophecy in the Gospels
20. But, if it does not weary you, let the point out as briefly as possible, specific references to prophecy in the Gospels, that those who are being instructed in the first elements of the faith may have these testimonies written on their hearts, lest any doubt concerning the things which they believe should at any time take them by surprise. We are told in the Gospel that Judas, one of Christ's friends and associates at table, betrayed Him. Let the show you how this is foretold in the Psalms: "He
Various—Life and Works of Rufinus with Jerome's Apology Against Rufinus.

The Ninth Commandment
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.' Exod 20: 16. THE tongue which at first was made to be an organ of God's praise, is now become an instrument of unrighteousness. This commandment binds the tongue to its good behaviour. God has set two natural fences to keep in the tongue, the teeth and lips; and this commandment is a third fence set about it, that it should not break forth into evil. It has a prohibitory and a mandatory part: the first is set down in plain words, the other
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

Cross References
Exodus 23:1
"Do not spread false reports. Do not help a guilty person by being a malicious witness.

Psalm 27:12
Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, spouting malicious accusations.

Psalm 69:4
Those who hate me without reason outnumber the hairs of my head; many are my enemies without cause, those who seek to destroy me. I am forced to restore what I did not steal.

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