Deuteronomy 19:16

16 "If a malicious witness[a] testifies against someone accusing him of a crime,

Deuteronomy 19:16 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 19:16

If a false witness rise up against any man
In a court of judicature:

to testify against him:
that which is not true of him, let it be in what case it will; Aben Ezra instances in idolatry, but it holds good of any other.

Deuteronomy 19:16 In-Context

14 "You must not move your neighbor's boundary marker, established at the start in the inheritance you will receive in the land the Lord your God is giving you to possess.
15 "One witness cannot establish any wrongdoing or sin against a person, whatever that person has done. A fact must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.
16 "If a malicious witness testifies against someone accusing him of a crime,
17 the two people in the dispute must stand in the presence of the Lord before the priests and judges in authority at the time.
18 The judges are to make a careful investigation, and if the witness turns out to be a liar who has falsely accused his brother,

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