A-Z: Common sayings from the Bible: Bear false witness


A phrase meaning 'to lie'.


The ninth of the Ten Commandments, given by God to Moses for the regulation of his people. Lying, especially in a legal context, and against someone who has a call on one's loyalty (one's 'neighbour'), is destructive and abhorrent to God.

Bible References

Exodus 20:16; Deuteronomy 5:20
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