bear false witness


bear false witness
I verb abrogate, affirm the contrary, apostatize, be deceitful, be devoid of truth, be dishonest, be erroneous, be faithless, be fallacious, be false, be forsworn, be fraudulent, be insincere, be mendacious, be perfidious, be perjured, be spurious, be untruthful, belie, betray, break faith, contradict, deny, deviate from the truth, distort, falsely testify, falsify, forswear, go back on one's word, impugn, lie, miscite, misreport, perjure oneself, pervert, prevaricate, revoke, speak falsely, swear falsely, take back, tell a lie, utter a falsehood associated concepts: false swearing, perjury II index frame (charge falsely), lie (falsify), misrepresent, palter, perjure, prevaricate

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  • WITNESS — (Heb. עֵד, one that has personal knowledge of an event or a fact. The evidence of at least two witnesses was required for convicting the accused (Num. 35:30; Deut. 17:6; 19:15; cf. I Kings 21:10, 13). Commercial transactions of importance took… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • bear witness — verb 1. provide evidence for (Freq. 1) The blood test showed that he was the father Her behavior testified to her incompetence • Syn: ↑testify, ↑prove, ↑evidence, ↑show • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Witness — • One who is present, bears testimony, furnishes evidence or proof Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Witness     Witness     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Witness —    More than one witness was required in criminal cases (Deut. 17:6; 19:15). They were the first to execute the sentence on the condemned (Deut. 13:9; 17:7; 1 Kings 21:13; Matt. 27:1; Acts 7:57, 58). False witnesses were liable to punishment… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary


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