Deuteronomy 19 :16

Deuteronomy 19 :16 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

If a false witness rise up against any man to testify against him that which is wrong;

American King James Version (AKJV)

If a false witness rise up against any man to testify against him that which is wrong;

American Standard Version (ASV)

If an unrighteous witness rise up against any man to testify against him of wrong-doing,

Basic English Translation (BBE)

If a false witness makes a statement against a man, saying that he has done wrong,

Webster's Revision

If a false witness shall rise up against any man to testify against him that which is wrong;

World English Bible

If an unrighteous witness rise up against any man to testify against him of wrongdoing,

English Revised Version (ERV)

If an unrighteous witness rise up against any man to testify against him of wrong-doing;

Definitions for Deuteronomy 19 :16

Clarke's Commentary on Deuteronomy 19 :16

Barnes's Commentary on Deuteronomy 19 :16

Testify against him that which is wrong - Margin, more literally, "a falling away." The word is used Deuteronomy 13:5 to signify apostasy or revolt; here it is no doubt to be understood in the wider sense of any departure from the Law.

Wesley's Commentary on Deuteronomy 19 :16

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.
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