Deuteronomy 19:16

16 If a hostile witness stands to accuse someone of a wrong,

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 Don't move your neighbor's boundary markers, the longstanding landmarks set up by your pioneer ancestors defining their property.
15 You cannot convict anyone of a crime or sin on the word of one witness. You need two or three witnesses to make a case.
16 If a hostile witness stands to accuse someone of a wrong,
17 then both parties involved in the quarrel must stand in the Presence of God before the priests and judges who are in office at that time.
18 The judges must conduct a careful investigation; if the witness turns out to be a false witness and has lied against his fellow Israelite,