Exodus 20:16

NET ©

“You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

NIV ©

"You shall not give false testimony against your neighbour.

NASB ©

"You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

NLT ©

"Do not testify falsely against your neighbor.

MSG ©

No lies about your neighbor.

BBE ©

Do not give false witness against your neighbour.

NRSV ©

You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

NKJV ©

"You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

KJV
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NET © Notes

tn Heb “answer” as in a court of law.

tn The expression עֵד שָׁקֶר (’ed shaqer) means “a lying witness” (B. S. Childs, Exodus [OTL], 388). In this verse the noun is an adverbial accusative, “you will not answer as a lying witness.” The prohibition is against perjury. While the precise reference would be to legal proceedings, the law probably had a broader application to lying about other people in general (see Lev 5:1; Hos 4:2).