Reading the translation of the Hebrew words for bear false witness from Exodus 20:16 and Deuteronomy 5:20, it can be more accurately rendered in English as speak lying testimony. Try again, Smith.
OK; to give testimony is to provide evidence in court to facts.
How is that different than bearing witness?
I believe the intent of the commandment is that one is not to give false evidence to a court and I have heard biblical scholars say as much.
posted on 01/18/2013 7:40:39 PM PST
(The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
I'm speaking of the actual Hebrew words (see here
for example). Not to mention, perjury is lying either way.
posted on 01/18/2013 7:47:14 PM PST
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