If a malicious witness takes the stand to accuse a man of a crime,
"If a malicious witness rises up against a man to accuse him of wrongdoing,
If a malicious witness comes forward and accuses someone of a crime,
If a hostile witness stands to accuse someone of a wrong,
If a false witness makes a statement against a man, saying that he has done wrong,
If a malicious witness comes forward to accuse someone of wrongdoing,
"If a false witness rises against any man to testify against him of wrongdoing,
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1 tn Heb “violent” (חָמָס, khamas). This is a witness whose motivation from the beginning is to do harm to the accused and who, therefore, resorts to calumny and deceit. See I. Swart and C. VanDam, NIDOTTE 2:177-80.
2 tn Or “rebellion.” Rebellion against God’s law is in view (cf. NAB “of a defection from the law”).