Examples of false witness in the time of the New Testament

Jesus Christ repeatedly referred to the Eighth Commandment (e.g. Matthew 19: 18). He pointed out that violation of this commandment is an expression of an improper attitude and that it defiles a person (Matthew 15: 18-19).


The Son of God likewise had to experience what it meant to be accused by false witnesses: His death sentence was the result of such false testimony (Matthew 26: 57-66; Luke 23: 2). Even after His resurrection, the chief priests and elders circulated yet another lie (Matthew 28: 11-15). Jesus Christ, "the Faithful and True Witness" (Revelation 3: 14), suffered the lies of the false witnesses with regal dignity.