Exodus 23:1

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to bee an vnrighteous witnesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"You shall not bear a false report; do not join your hand with a wicked man to be a malicious witness.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thou shalt not take up a false report: put not thy hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do not let a false statement go further; do not make an agreement with evil-doers to be a false witness.
- Basic English Bible

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

Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thy hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.
- Webster's Bible

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

`Thou dost not lift up a vain report; thou dost not put thy hand with a wicked man to be a violent witness.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thou shalt not utter a false report; put not thy hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 23:1


23:1 Thou shalt not raise, the margin reads, Thou shalt not receive a false report, for sometimes the receiver in this case is as bad as the thief; and a backbiting tongue would not do so much mischief, if it were not countenanced. Sometimes we cannot avoid hearing a false report, but we must not receive it, we must not hear it with pleasure, nor easily give credit to it.


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