perjury

perjury

The utterance of a false statement under oath or affirmation. The Decalogue (Ten Commandments) forbids both the swearing of false oaths and the bearing of false testimony (Exod 20:7; Exod 20:16; Deut 5:11; Deut 5:20; Lev 19:12; Jer 7:9). False witnesses are to suffer the same punishment that they had hoped to inflict upon the others (Deut 19:16-21), but the law also allows those who swear falsely to rectify their wrongdoing by making full restitution, paying a fine, and bringing a sin offering (Lev 5:1-6:30). In the NT, perjured witness against Jesus is reported (Mark 14:56-59). 1 Timothy notes that perjurers are among those for whom “the law” was laid down (1Tim 1:10).

Exod 20:7

7You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not acquit anyone who misuses his name.

Exod 20:16

16You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Deut 5:11

11You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not acquit anyone who misuses his name.

Deut 5:20

20Neither shall you bear false witness against your neighbor.

Lev 19:12

12And you shall not swear falsely by my name, profaning the name of your God: I am the Lord.

Jer 7:9

9Will you steal, murder, commit adultery, swear falsely, make offerings to Baal, and go after other gods that you have not known,

Deut 19:16-21

16If a malicious witness comes forward to accuse someone of wrongdoing,17then both parties to the dispute shall appear before the Lord, before the priests and t ... View more

Lev 5:1-6:30

1When any of you sin in that you have heard a public adjuration to testify and—though able to testify as one who has seen or learned of the matter—does not spea ... View more

Mark 14:56-59

56For many gave false testimony against him, and their testimony did not agree.57Some stood up and gave false testimony against him, saying,58“We heard him say, ... View more

1Tim 1:10

10fornicators, sodomites, slave traders, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to the sound teaching

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