An honest witness tells the truth, but a false witness tells lies. – Proverbs 12:17
A series of proverbs with this same theme:
Proverbs 12:13-25 (excluding 21 & 24)
A courtroom can’t deliver justice when everyone lies. You need truth about a case to get anywhere, and only an honest witness will avoid spinning a tale. The direct opposite to this is the false witness, whose very nature will reveal dishonesty. Where there are talebearers, you have injustice, and our just LORD will not be mocked forever. I look for the Day of Judgement, when all lies will be stripped of their power.
Thanks for reading! Pete.
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Note: All scripture is taken from Bible.com and is the New International Version. I am using a commentary by John A. Kitchen for help with difficult concepts and words.