Deuteronomy 5:20

“Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbour.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Neither shalt thou beare false witnesse against thy neighbour.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbor.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do not give false witness against your neighbour;
- Basic English Bible

Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbour.
- Darby Bible

Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbor.
- Webster's Bible

Neither shall you give false testimony against your neighbor.
- World English Bible

`Thou dost not answer against thy neighbour -- a false testimony.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(5:17) Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbour.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 5:20


5:20 Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbour - Have you not been guilty of evil - speaking? Of needlessly repeating the real fault of your neighbour? If I see a man do an evil thing, and tell it to another, unless from a full and clear conviction, that it is necessary to mention it just then, for the glory of God, the safety or good of some other person, or for the benefit of him that hath done amiss; and unless I then do it only so far, as is necessary to these ends, that is evil - speaking. O beware of this! It is scattering abroad arrows, fire - brands, and death.


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