bear false witness

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For example, they are the thieves, burglars, cutpurses, footpads, robbers of temples, man-stealers of the community; or if they are able to speak they turn informers, and bear false witness, and take bribes.
This I say only: that those who murder and rob and oppress the innocent and bear false witness shall lie in that place of fire.
The Bishop of Liverpool, the Rt Rev James Jones, who chaired the panel, describes this hour-long documentary as a film about the ninth commandment: Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness.
In the three monotheistic religions we are commanded not to bear false witness.
Any comment or critical approach should be made in a spirit of mutual respect, making sure not to bear false witness concerning other religions.
you shall not bear false witness against your neighbour.
Perhaps he could profit by considering these: "Thou shalt not bear false witness .
At the Red River County courthouse, originally opened in 1885 in Clarksville, workers removing paint from the walls discovered old gold-leaf stenciling above the judge's bench that read, "Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness.
Al-Hakim has remained firm in his opposition to al-Maliki because, in his words, "we will not agree to bear false witness to a failed government.
Creamer said there is no greater character defect than to bear false witness against another, which he said is exactly what Scott A.
Toward this purpose, we need to listen and learn respectfully, lest we inadvertently bear false witness against our neighbours by distorting who they are.
He said this is both a problem with clerics who are unwilling to offend the regime, as well as those ignorant of what Islam actually says about those who bear false witness.