Baptist Catechism 81-83

Question 81: Which is the ninth commandment?

Answer: The ninth commandment is, Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour (Ex. 20:16).

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Question 82: What is required in the ninth commandment?

Answer: The ninth commandment requireth the maintaining and promoting of truth between man and man (Zech. 8:16), and of our own neighbour’s good name (Jn. 5:12), especially in witnessbearing (Pr. 14:5, 25).

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Question 83: What is forbidden in the ninth commandment?

Answer: The ninth commandment forbiddeth whatsoever is prejudicial to the truth, or injurious to our own or our neighbour’s good name (1 Sam. 17:28; Lev. 19:16; Ps. 15:2, 3).

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