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bear false witness against others...

what exactly does this mean? when you are lying verses just saying what you think is the truth?

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:45 PM on Sep. 22, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • I think it's not living the life you speak of. People see what you do, not what you think.

    Answer by at 7:48 PM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • Bearing false witness implies known lying about a person. . In Exodus 23 the term used is spreading a false report and the term malicious is used. So I think it is pretty clear that a false witness is intentional.

    Answer by teamquinn at 8:03 PM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • So it's sort of like spreading lies and hate about someone else's beliefs because you have issues with those particular beliefs. Chances are a person may know in their heart that what they are saying is a lie, but they preach it anyway because of their dislike for said beliefs.


    Answer by anime_mom619 at 8:08 PM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • If you repeatedly tell the person the truth about a religion they know they are lying

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:20 PM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • I translate it in 2 ways
    1) Lying about another and gossiping
    2) Speaking with authority on things which you do not know or have no authority to speak about

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 8:29 PM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • Well said Kristi.

    Answer by whittear at 8:32 PM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • I agree with TQ. This verse refers to knowingly speaking a mistruth about someone else.

    "A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches" Proverbs 22:1

    Answer by NovemberLove at 8:41 PM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • i think this is a great answer especially as it relates to telling others about their beliefs based on your limited or lack of knowledge..

    2) Speaking with authority on things which you do not know or have no authority to speak about

    great answer kristi

    Answer by Aasiyah at 10:21 PM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • Its in exodus 20 15"You shall not steal.
    16"You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

    that means to not lie about others.

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 10:49 PM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • i agreee with teamquinn

    Answer by hinson7169 at 6:17 AM on Sep. 23, 2009

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