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Deuteronomy 19:16 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— If an unrighteous witness rise up against any man to testify against him of wrong-doing,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— If a false witness rise up against any man to testify against him [that which is] wrong;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “If a malicious witness rises up against a man to accuse him of wrongdoing,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— If a false witness shall rise up against any man to testify against him [that which is] wrong;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— If an unrighteous witness rise up against any man to testify against him of an offence;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— When there shall rise up a wrongful witness against a man,—to answer against him, perversely,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'When a violent witness doth rise against a man, to testify against him apostasy,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— If a lying witness stand against a man, accusing him of transgression,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— If a false witnes rise vp against any man to testifie against him [that which is] wrong:
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And if an unjust witness rise up against a man, alleging iniquity against him;
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— If a false witness rise up against any man to testify against him [that which is] wrong;

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
If x3588
(3588) Complement
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
a false 2555
{2555} Prime
From H2554; violence; by implication wrong; by metonymy unjust gain.
witness 5707
{5707} Prime
From H5749 contracted; concretely a witness; abstractly testimony; specifically a recorder, that is, prince.
rise up 6965
{6965} Prime
A primitive root; to rise (in various applications, literally, figuratively, intensively and causatively).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
against any man 376
{0376} Prime
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
to testify 6030
{6030} Prime
A primitive root; properly to eye or (generally) to heed, that is, pay attention; by implication to respond; by extension to begin to speak; specifically to sing, shout, testify, announce.
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
against him [that which is] wrong; 5627
{5627} Prime
From H5493; apostasy, crime; figuratively remission.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Deuteronomy 19:16-21

_ _ Deuteronomy 19:16-21. Punishment of a false witness.

_ _ But if convicted of perjury, it will be sufficient for his own condemnation, and his punishment shall be exactly the same as would have overtaken the object of his malignant prosecution. (See on Exodus 21:23; see also Leviticus 24:20).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Deuteronomy 19:14-21.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Deuteronomy 19:16

A safe witness — A single witness, though he speak truth, is not to be accepted for the condemnation of another man, but if he be convicted of false witness, this is sufficient for his own condemnation.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
a false witness:

Exodus 23:1-7 Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness. ... Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.
1 Kings 21:10-13 And set two men, sons of Belial, before him, to bear witness against him, saying, Thou didst blaspheme God and the king. And [then] carry him out, and stone him, that he may die. ... And there came in two men, children of Belial, and sat before him: and the men of Belial witnessed against him, [even] against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, Naboth did blaspheme God and the king. Then they carried him forth out of the city, and stoned him with stones, that he died.
Psalms 27:12 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.
Psalms 35:11 False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge [things] that I knew not.
Mark 14:55-59 And the chief priests and all the council sought for witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found none. ... But neither so did their witness agree together.
Acts 6:13 And set up false witnesses, which said, This man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law:

that which is wrong:
or, falling away
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Ex 23:1. 1K 21:10. Ps 27:12; 35:11. Mk 14:55. Ac 6:13.

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