Q. 129. What is the ninth Commandment?

A. Thou shalt not bear false Witness against thy Neighbour.

Q. 130  What is God’s will for you in the ninth commandment?

A.  God’s will is that I never give false testimony against anyone, twist no one’s words, not gossip or slander, nor join in condemning anyone without a hearing or without a just cause.  Rather, in court and everywhere else, I should avoid lying and deceit of every kind; these are devices the devil himself uses, and they would call down on me God’s intense anger. I should love the truth, speak it candidly, and openly acknowledge it.  And I should do what I can to guard and advance my neighbor’s good name.

Ps. 15; Prov. 19:5; Matt. 7:1; Luke 6:37; Rom. 1:28-32

Lev. 19:11-12; Prov. 12:22; 13:5; John 8:44; Rev. 21:8

1 Cor. 13:6; Eph. 4:25

1 Pet. 3:8-9; 4:8