Biblical Concept: Witness


Findings: Contract witness, Covenant witness, Sign witness, Fearful witness, False witness, Malicious witness, Faithful witnesses, Two witness death penalty, Heaven and earth witness, Double witnesses, Witness song, Book of the Law witness, Altar witness, Stone witness, Lord witness, Bear witness, His anointed witness, God as Witness, Faithful witness, Truthful witness, Rascally witness, Face bears witness, Witness to the Lord; Tablet, scroll, witness forever; Lord swift witness, Witness against yourselves, Gospel Kingdom witness, John Baptist’s witness, Human nature witness, Jesus’ witness to Nicodemus, Witness of John Baptist’s witness, Jesus’ witness, Father God’s witness, Father God’s witness of Christ, Works witness, Scriptures witness Christ, Jesus’ Self witness, Jesus’ works bear Self witness, Multitude’s witness of Jesus, Holy Spirit’s witness of Christ, Disciple’s witness of Christ, Jesus Christ’s witness to truth, Bear witness of the wrong, Apostle John’s witness, Apostolic replacement witness, Apostle’s witness, Prophet’s witness to Christ, The Lord’s witness of grace, Divine witness to men, Paul’s witness for God, Stephen’s martyr witness; God, witness; Conscience witness, Spirit’s witness, God as witness, God’s witness of Enoch, Rust as witness, Peter’s witness of suffering Christ, John’s witness of eternal life, John’s witness of the Biblical God; Spirit, water, blood witness; Witness of Father for Son, Salvation’s internal witness, God’s witness of eternal life, Brethren’s witness to truth, Brethren’s witness, Antipas witness, Christ’s true witness, Witness: Naomi’s hard life, Barnabas witnessed the grace of God at Antioch, Paul’s various witness, Witness of Law and Prophets, Witness: Eternal Melchizedek priesthood, Witness: The eternal Melchizedek Priesthood of Christ, Witness as executioner, Witness toward self, Civil-religious witnesses, Job: Divine witness against Job, Human versus Divine witness, Israel witness, False witness of idolatry, Legal witnesses, Inadvertent witnesses, Resurrection witnesses, False duped witness, Apostle resurrection witness, Two witness standard, Christian witnesses, Faith witnesses, Great tribulation witnesses, Witnesses of Jesus.

Observations: The witness vocabulary is prolific and diverse.  The most important witnesses are Divinely inspired to suit His spiritual purposes.  These Divinely inspired spiritual witnesses are the most numerous.  The most important of these are the witness of the salvation work of Christ—pretty important to we fallen humans.  It is worth noting the lack of angels in connection with the witness vocabulary.  Of course, 2/3 and 1/3 angels are active in the background of many of the Bible passages.  Humanity is a significant participant amid the witness vocabulary—from the mundane to the most important eternal spiritual truths.  After all, Jesus Christ is a God-Man and humans are witnesses of Him.  Amen.      


NAS Genesis 21:30 And he said, "You shall take these seven ewe lambs from my hand in order that it may be a witness to me, that I dug this well." (Contract witness.)


 NAS Genesis 31:44­­­ "So now come, let us make a covenant, you and I, and let it be a witness between you and me." (Covenant witness.)


NAS Genesis 31:48 And Laban said, "This heap is a witness between you and me this day." Therefore it was named Galeed; (Covenant witness.)


NAS Genesis 31:50 "If you mistreat my daughters, or if you take wives besides my daughters, although no man is with us, see, God is witness between you and me." (Covenant witness.)


NAS Genesis 31:52 "This heap is a witness, and the pillar is a witness, that I will not pass by this heap to you for harm, and you will not pass by this heap and this pillar to me, for harm. (Covenant witness.)


NAS Exodus 4:8 "And it shall come about that if they will not believe you or heed the witness of the first sign, they may believe the witness of the last sign. (Sign Witness.)


NAS Exodus 20:16 "You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. (False witness.)


NAS Exodus 23:1 "You shall not bear a false report; do not join your hand with a wicked man to be a malicious witness. (Malicious witness.)

NAS Leviticus 5:1 'Now if a person sins, after he hears a public adjuration to testify, when he is a witness, whether he has seen or otherwise known, if he does not tell it, then he will bear his guilt. (Fearful witness.)


NAS Numbers 5:13 and a man has intercourse with her and it is hidden from the eyes of her husband and she is undetected, although she has defiled herself, and there is no witness against her and she has not been caught in the act,


NAS Numbers 35:30 'If anyone kills a person, the murderer shall be put to death at the evidence of witnesses, but no person shall be put to death on the testimony of one witness. (Two witness death penalty.)


NAS Deuteronomy 4:26 I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that you shall surely perish quickly from the land where you are going over the Jordan to possess it. You shall not live long on it, but shall be utterly destroyed. (Heaven and earth witness.)


NAS Deuteronomy 5:20 'You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. (False witness,)


NAS Deuteronomy 17:6 "On the evidence of two witnesses or three witnesses, he who is to die shall be put to death; he shall not be put to death on the evidence of one witness. (Two witness death penalty.)


NAS Deuteronomy 19:15 "A single witness shall not rise up against a man on account of any iniquity or any sin which he has committed; on the evidence of two or three witnesses a matter shall be confirmed. (Double witnesses.)


 16 "If a malicious witness rises up against a man to accuse him of wrongdoing, (Malicious witness.)


 18 "And the judges shall investigate thoroughly; and if the witness is a false witness and he has accused his brother falsely, (False witness,)


NAS Deuteronomy 30:19 "I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants, (Heaven and earth witness.)


NAS Deuteronomy 31:19 "Now therefore, write this song for yourselves, and teach it to the sons of Israel; put it on their lips, in order that this song may be a witness for Me against the sons of Israel. (Witness song.)


 21 "Then it shall come about, when many evils and troubles have come upon them, that this song will testify before them as a witness (for it shall not be forgotten from the lips of their descendants); for I know their intent which they are developing today, before I have brought them into the land which I swore." (Witness song.)


 26 "Take this book of the law and place it beside the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, that it may remain there as a witness against you. (Book of the Law witness.)


 28 "Assemble to me all the elders of your tribes and your officers, that I may speak these words in their hearing and call the heavens and the earth to witness against them. (Heaven and earth witness.)


NAS Joshua 22:27 rather it shall be a witness between us and you and between our generations after us, that we are to perform the service of the LORD before Him with our burnt offerings, and with our sacrifices and with our peace offerings, that your sons may not say to our sons in time to come, "You have no portion in the LORD."' (Altar witness.)


 28 "Therefore we said, 'It shall also come about if they say this to us or to our generations in time to come, then we shall say, "See the copy of the altar of the LORD which our fathers made, not for burnt offering or for sacrifice; rather it is a witness between us and you."' (Altar witness.)


 34 And the sons of Reuben and the sons of Gad called the altar Witness; "For," they said, "it is a witness between us that the LORD is God." (Altar witness.)


NAS Joshua 24:27 And Joshua said to all the people, "Behold, this stone shall be for a witness against us, for it has heard all the words of the LORD which He spoke to us; thus it shall be for a witness against you, lest you deny your God." (Stone witness.)


NAS Judges 11:10 And the elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, "The LORD is witness between us; surely we will do as you have said." (Lord witness.)


NAS 1 Samuel 6:18 and the golden mice, according to the number of all the cities of the Philistines belonging to the five lords, both of fortified cities and of country villages. The large stone on which they set the ark of the LORD is a witness to this day in the field of Joshua the Beth-shemite.


NAS 1 Samuel 12:3 "Here I am; bear witness against me before the LORD and His anointed. Whose ox have I taken, or whose donkey have I taken, or whom have I defrauded? Whom have I oppressed, or from whose hand have I taken a bribe to blind my eyes with it? I will restore it to you." (Bear witness.)


 5 And he said to them, "The LORD is witness against you, and His anointed is witness this day that you have found nothing in my hand." And they said, "He is witness." (Lord witness.) (His anointed witness.)


NAS 1 Samuel 20:12 Then Jonathan said to David, "The LORD, the God of Israel, be witness! When I have sounded out my father about this time tomorrow, or the third day, behold, if there is good feeling toward David, shall I not then send to you and make it known to you?


NAS Job 16:8 "And Thou hast shriveled me up, It has become a witness; And my leanness rises up against me, It testifies to my face.


 19 "Even now, behold, my witness is in heaven, And my advocate is on high. (God as Witness.)


NAS Job 21:29 "Have you not asked wayfaring men, And do you not recognize their witness?


NAS Job 29:11 "For when the ear heard, it called me blessed; And when the eye saw, it gave witness of me,


NAS Psalm 89:37 "It shall be established forever like the moon, And the witness in the sky is faithful." Selah.


NAS Proverbs 6:19 A false witness who utters lies, And one who spreads strife among brothers. (False witness.)


NAS Proverbs 12:17 He who speaks truth tells what is right, But a false witness, deceit. (False witness.)


NAS Proverbs 14:5 A faithful witness will not lie, But a false witness speaks lies. (Faithful witness.) (False witness.)


 25 A truthful witness saves lives, But he who speaks lies is treacherous. (Truthful witness.)


NAS Proverbs 19:5 A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who tells lies will not escape. (False witness.)


 9 A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who tells lies will perish. (False witness.)

 28 A rascally witness makes a mockery of justice, And the mouth of the wicked spreads iniquity. (Rascally witness.)


NAS Proverbs 21:28 A false witness will perish, But the man who listens to the truth will speak forever. (False witness.)


NAS Proverbs 24:28 Do not be a witness against your neighbor without cause, And do not deceive with your lips.


NAS Proverbs 25:18 Like a club and a sword and a sharp arrow Is a man who bears false witness against his neighbor. (False witness.)


NAS Isaiah 3:9 The expression of their faces bears witness against them. And they display their sin like Sodom; They do not even conceal it. Woe to them! For they have brought evil on themselves. (Face bears witness.)


NAS Isaiah 19:20 And it will become a sign and a witness to the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt; for they will cry to the LORD because of oppressors, and He will send them a Savior and a Champion, and He will deliver them. (Witness to the Lord.)


NAS Isaiah 30:8 Now go, write it on a tablet before them And inscribe it on a scroll, That it may serve in the time to come As a witness forever. (Tablet, scroll, witness forever.)


NAS Isaiah 55:4 "Behold, I have made him a witness to the peoples, A leader and commander for the peoples.


NAS Jeremiah 29:23 because they have acted foolishly in Israel, and have committed adultery with their neighbors' wives, and have spoken words in My name falsely, which I did not command them; and I am He who knows, and am a witness," declares the LORD.'" (Lord witness.)


NAS Jeremiah 42:5 Then they said to Jeremiah, "May the LORD be a true and faithful witness against us, if we do not act in accordance with the whole message with which the LORD your God will send you to us. (Lord witness.)


NAS Micah 1:2 Hear, O peoples, all of you; Listen, O earth and all it contains, And let the Lord God be a witness against you, The Lord from His holy temple. (Lord witness.)


NAS Malachi 2:14 "Yet you say, 'For what reason?' Because the LORD has been a witness between you and the wife of your youth, against whom you have dealt treacherously, though she is your companion and your wife by covenant. (Lord witness.)


NAS Malachi 3:5 "Then I will draw near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against those who swear falsely, and against those who oppress the wage earner in his wages, the widow and the orphan, and those who turn aside the alien, and do not fear Me," says the LORD of hosts. (Lord swift witness.)


NAS Matthew 15:19 "For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders. (False witness.)


NAS Matthew 19:18 He said to Him, "Which ones?" And Jesus said, "You shall not commit murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; (False witness.)


NAS Matthew 23:31 "Consequently you bear witness against yourselves, that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. (Witness against yourselves.)


NAS Matthew 24:14 "And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world for a witness to all the nations, and then the end shall come. (Gospel Kingdom witness.)


NAS Mark 10:19 "You know the commandments, 'Do not murder, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and mother.'" (False witness.)


NAS Luke 18:20 "You know the commandments, 'Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.'" (False witness.)


NAS John 1:7 He came for a witness, that he might bear witness of the light, that all might believe through him. (John Baptist’s witness.)


 8 He was not the light, but came that he might bear witness of the light. (John Baptist’s witness.)


 15 John bore witness of Him, and cried out, saying, "This was He of whom I said, 'He who comes after me has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.'" (John Baptist’s witness.)


 19 And this is the witness of John, when the Jews sent to him priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?" (John Baptist’s witness.)


 32 And John bore witness saying, "I have beheld the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven, and He remained upon Him. (John Baptist’s witness.)


 34 "And I have seen, and have borne witness that this is the Son of God." (John Baptist’s witness.)


NAS John 2:25 and because He did not need anyone to bear witness concerning man for He Himself knew what was in man. (Human nature witness.)


NAS John 3:11 "Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak that which we know, and bear witness of that which we have seen; and you do not receive our witness. (Jesus’ witness to Nicodemus.)


 26 And they came to John and said to him, "Rabbi, He who was with you beyond the Jordan, to whom you have borne witness, behold, He is baptizing, and all are coming to Him." (John Baptist’s witness.)


 28 "You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, 'I am not the Christ,' but, 'I have been sent before Him.' (Witness of John Baptist’s witness.)


 32 "What He has seen and heard, of that He bears witness; and no man receives His witness. (Jesus’ witness.)


 33 "He who has received His witness has set his seal to this, that God is true. (Jesus’ witness.)


NAS John 5:31 "If I alone bear witness of Myself, My testimony is not true. (Jesus’ witness.)


 32 "There is another who bears witness of Me, and I know that the testimony which He bears of Me is true. (John Baptist’s witness.)


 33 "You have sent to John, and he has borne witness to the truth. (John Baptist’s witness.)


 34 "But the witness which I receive is not from man, but I say these things that you may be saved.  (Jesus’ witness.) 


 36 "But the witness which I have is greater than that of John; for the works which the Father has given Me to accomplish, the very works that I do, bear witness of Me, that the Father has sent Me. (Jesus’ witness.) (Works witness.)


 37 "And the Father who sent Me, He has borne witness of Me. You have neither heard His voice at any time, nor seen His form. (Father God’s witness.)


 39 "You search the Scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is these that bear witness of Me; (Scriptures witness Christ.)


NAS John 8:13 The Pharisees therefore said to Him, "You are bearing witness of Yourself; Your witness is not true."


 14 Jesus answered and said to them, "Even if I bear witness of Myself, My witness is true; for I know where I came from, and where I am going; but you do not know where I come from, or where I am going. (Jesus’ Self witness.)


 18 "I am He who bears witness of Myself, and the Father who sent Me bears witness of Me." (Jesus’ Self witness.) (Father God’s witness of Christ.)


NAS John 10:25 Jesus answered them, "I told you, and you do not believe; the works that I do in My Father's name, these bear witness of Me. (Jesus’ works bear Self witness.)


NAS John 12:17 And so the multitude who were with Him when He called Lazarus out of the tomb, and raised him from the dead, were bearing Him witness. (Multitude’s witness of Jesus.)


NAS John 15:26 "When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, He will bear witness of Me, (Holy Spirit’s witness of Christ.)


 27 and you will bear witness also, because you have been with Me from the beginning. (Disciple’s witness of Christ.)


NAS John 18:23 Jesus answered him, "If I have spoken wrongly, bear witness of the wrong; but if rightly, why do you strike Me?" (Bear witness of the wrong.)


 37 Pilate therefore said to Him, "So You are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice." (Jesus Christ’s witness to truth.)


NAS John 19:35 And he who has seen has borne witness, and his witness is true; and he knows that he is telling the truth, so that you also may believe. (Apostle John’s witness.)


NAS John 21:24 This is the disciple who bears witness of these things, and wrote these things; and we know that his witness is true. (Apostle John’s witness.)


NAS Acts 1:22 beginning with the baptism of John, until the day that He was taken up from us-- one of these should become a witness with us of His resurrection." (Apostolic replacement witness.)


NAS Acts 4:33 And with great power the apostles were giving witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and abundant grace was upon them all. (Apostle’s witness.)


NAS Acts 10:43 "Of Him all the prophets bear witness that through His name everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins." (Prophet’s witness to Christ.)


NAS Acts 14:3 Therefore they spent a long time there speaking boldly with reliance upon the Lord, who was bearing witness to the word of His grace, granting that signs and wonders be done by their hands. (The Lord’s witness of grace.)


 17 and yet He did not leave Himself without witness, in that He did good and gave you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness." (Divine witness to men.)

NAS Acts 15:8 "And God, who knows the heart, bore witness to them, giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He also did to us; (Divine witness to men.)


NAS Acts 22:15 'For you will be a witness for Him to all men of what you have seen and heard. (Paul’s witness for God.)


 20 'And when the blood of Thy witness Stephen was being shed, I also was standing by approving, and watching out for the cloaks of those who were slaying him.' (Stephen’s martyr witness.)


NAS Acts 23:11 But on the night immediately following, the Lord stood at his side and said, "Take courage; for as you have solemnly witnessed to My cause at Jerusalem, so you must witness at Rome also." (Paul’s witness for God.)


NAS Acts 26:16 'But arise, and stand on your feet; for this purpose I have appeared to you, to appoint you a minister and a witness not only to the things which you have seen, but also to the things in which I will appear to you; (Paul’s witness for God.)


NAS Romans 1:9 For God, whom I serve in my spirit in the preaching of the gospel of His Son, is my witness as to how unceasingly I make mention of you, (God, witness.)


NAS Romans 2:15 in that they show the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness, and their thoughts alternately accusing or else defending them, (Conscience witness.)


NAS Romans 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, (Spirit’s witness.)


NAS Romans 9:1 I am telling the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience bearing me witness in the Holy Spirit, (Conscience witness.)


NAS Romans 10:2 For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not in accordance with knowledge. (Paul’s witness.)


NAS 2 Corinthians 1:23 But I call God as witness to my soul, that to spare you I came no more to Corinth. (God as witness.)


NAS Galatians 4:15 Where then is that sense of blessing you had? For I bear you witness, that if possible, you would have plucked out your eyes and given them to me. (Paul’s witness.)


NAS Philippians 1:8 For God is my witness, how I long for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus. (God as witness.)


NAS Colossians 4:13 For I bear him witness that he has a deep concern for you and for those who are in Laodicea and Hierapolis. (Paul’s witness.)


NAS 1 Thessalonians 2:5 For we never came with flattering speech, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed-- God is witness-- (God as witness.)


NAS Hebrews 2:4 God also bearing witness with them, both by signs and wonders and by various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit according to His own will. (God’s witness.)


NAS Hebrews 10:15 And the Holy Spirit also bears witness to us; for after saying, (Holy Spirit bears witness.)


NAS Hebrews 11:5 By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death; and he was not found because God took him up; for he obtained the witness that before his being taken up he was pleasing to God. (God’s witness of Enoch.)


NAS James 5:3 Your gold and your silver have rusted; and their rust will be a witness against you and will consume your flesh like fire. It is in the last days that you have stored up your treasure! (Rust as witness.)


NAS 1 Peter 5:1 Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker also of the glory that is to be revealed, (Peter’s witness of suffering Christ.)


NAS 1 John 1:2 and the life was manifested, and we have seen and bear witness and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested to us— (John’s witness of eternal life.)


NAS 1 John 4:14 And we have beheld and bear witness that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world. (John’s witness of the Biblical God.)


NAS 1 John 5:7 And it is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is the truth. (Spirit’s witness.)


 8 For there are three that bear witness, the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement. (Spirit, water, blood witness.)


 9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater; for the witness of God is this, that He has borne witness concerning His Son. (Witness of Father for Son.)


 10 The one who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself; the one who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the witness that God has borne concerning His Son. (Salvation’s internal witness.) (Witness of Father for Son.)


 11 And the witness is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. (God’s witness of eternal life.)


NAS 3 John 1:3 For I was very glad when brethren came and bore witness to your truth, that is, how you are walking in truth. (Brethren’s witness to truth.)


 6 and they bear witness to your love before the church; and you will do well to send them on their way in a manner worthy of God. (Brethren’s witness.)


 12 Demetrius has received a good testimony from everyone, and from the truth itself; and we also bear witness, and you know that our witness is true. (Brethren’s witness.)


NAS Revelation 1:2 who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.  (John’s witness.)


 5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the first-born of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us, and released us from our sins by His blood, (Jesus’ witness.)


NAS Revelation 2:13 'I know where you dwell, where Satan's throne is; and you hold fast My name, and did not deny My faith, even in the days of Antipas, My witness, My faithful one, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells. (Antipas witness.)


NAS Revelation 3:14 "And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God, says this: (Christ’s true witness.)




NAS Ruth 1:21 “I went out full, but the LORD has brought me back empty. Why do you call me Naomi, since the LORD has witnessed against me and the Almighty has afflicted me?” (Witness: Naomi’s hard life.)


NAS Acts 11:23 Then when he had come and witnessed the grace of God, he rejoiced and began to encourage them all with resolute heart to remain true to the Lord; (Barnabas witnessed the grace of God at Antioch.)


NAS Acts 23:11 But on the night immediately following, the Lord stood at his side and said, “Take courage; for as you have solemnly witnessed to My cause at Jerusalem, so you must witness at Rome also.” (Paul’s various witness.)


NAS Romans 3:21 But now apart from the Law the righteousness of God has been manifested, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, (Witness of Law and Prophets.)


NAS 1 Corinthians 15:15 Moreover we are even found to be false witnesses of God, because we witnessed against God that He raised Christ, whom He did not raise, if in fact the dead are not raised. (Paul’s false witness analogy.)


NAS Hebrews 7:8 And in this case mortal men receive tithes, but in that case one receives them, of whom it is witnessed that he lives on. (Witness: Eternal Melchizedek priesthood.)


 17 For it is witnessed of Him, “Thou art a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek.” (Witness: The eternal Melchizedek Priesthood of Christ.)



NAS Numbers 35:30 ‘If anyone kills a person, the murderer shall be put to death at the evidence of witnesses, but no person shall be put to death on the testimony of one witness. (Two witness death penalty.)


NAS Deuteronomy 17:6 “On the evidence of two witnesses or three witnesses, he who is to die shall be put to death; he shall not be put to death on the evidence of one witness. (Two witness death penalty.)


 7 “The hand of the witnesses shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people. So you shall purge the evil from your midst. (Witness as executioner.)


NAS Deuteronomy 19:15 “A single witness shall not rise up against a man on account of any iniquity or any sin which he has committed; on the evidence of two or three witnesses a matter shall be confirmed. (Double witnesses.)


NAS Joshua 24:22 And Joshua said to the people, “You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen for yourselves the LORD, to serve Him.” And they said, “We are witnesses.” (Witness toward self.)


NAS Ruth 4:9 Then Boaz said to the elders and all the people, “You are witnesses today that I have bought from the hand of Naomi all that belonged to Elimelech and all that belonged to Chilion and Mahlon. (Civil-religious witnesses.)


 10 “Moreover, I have acquired Ruth the Moabitess, the widow of Mahlon, to be my wife in order to raise up the name of the deceased on his inheritance, so that the name of the deceased may not be cut off from his brothers or from the court of his birth place; you are witnesses today.” (Civil-religious witnesses.)


 11 And all the people who were in the court, and the elders, said, “We are witnesses. May the LORD make the woman who is coming into your home like Rachel and Leah, both of whom built the house of Israel; and may you achieve wealth in Ephrathah and become famous in Bethlehem. (Civil-religious witnesses.)


NAS Job 10:17 ‘Thou dost renew Thy witnesses against me, And increase Thine anger toward me, Hardship after hardship is with me. (Job: Divine witness against Job.)


NAS Psalm 27:12 Do not deliver me over to the desire of my adversaries; For false witnesses have risen against me, And such as breathe out violence. (False witnesses.)


NAS Psalm 35:11 Malicious witnesses rise up; They ask me of things that I do not know. (Malicious witnesses.)


NAS Isaiah 8:2 “And I will take to Myself faithful witnesses for testimony, Uriah the priest and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.” (Faithful witnesses.)


NAS Isaiah 43:9 All the nations have gathered together In order that the peoples may be assembled. Who among them can declare this And proclaim to us the former things? Let them present their witnesses that they may be justified, Or let them hear and say, “It is true.” (Human versus Divine witness.)


 10 “You are My witnesses,” declares the LORD, “And My servant whom I have chosen, In order that you may know and believe Me, And understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, And there will be none after Me. (Israel witness.)


 12 “It is I who have declared and saved and proclaimed, And there was no strange god among you; So you are My witnesses,” declares the LORD, “And I am God. (Israel witness.)


NAS Isaiah 44:8 ‘Do not tremble and do not be afraid; Have I not long since announced it to you and declared it? And you are My witnesses. Is there any God besides Me, Or is there any other Rock? I know of none.’” (Israel witness.)


 9 Those who fashion a graven image are all of them futile, and their precious things are of no profit; even their own witnesses fail to see or know, so that they will be put to shame. (False witness of idolatry.)


NAS Jeremiah 32:10 “And I signed and sealed the deed, and called in witnesses, and weighed out the silver on the scales. (Legal witnesses.)


 12 and I gave the deed of purchase to Baruch the son of Neriah, the son of Mahseiah, in the sight of Hanamel my uncle’s son, and in the sight of the witnesses who signed the deed of purchase, before all the Jews who were sitting in the court of the guard. (Legal witnesses.)


 25 ‘And Thou hast said to me, O Lord God, “Buy for yourself the field with money, and call in witnesses “—although the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans.’” (Legal witnesses.)


 44 ‘Men shall buy fields for money, sign and seal deeds, and call in witnesses in the land of Benjamin, in the environs of Jerusalem, in the cities of Judah, in the cities of the hill country, in the cities of the lowland, and in the cities of the Negev; for I will restore their fortunes,’ declares the LORD.” (Legal witnesses.)


NAS Matthew 18:16 “But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that by the mouth of two or three witnesses every fact may be confirmed. (Two witness correction.)


NAS Matthew 26:60 and they did not find any, even though many false witnesses came forward. But later on two came forward, (False witnesses.)


 65 Then the high priest tore his robes, saying, “He has blasphemed! What further need do we have of witnesses? Behold, you have now heard the blasphemy;

NAS Mark 14:63 And tearing his clothes, the high priest said, “What further need do we have of witnesses?


NAS Luke 11:48 “Consequently, you are witnesses and approve the deeds of your fathers; because it was they who killed them, and you build their tombs. (Inadvertent witnesses.)


NAS Luke 24:48 “You are witnesses of these things. (Apostle witness.)


NAS Acts 1:8 but you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” (Apostle witness.)


NAS Acts 2:32 “This Jesus God raised up again, to which we are all witnesses. (Resurrection witnesses.)


NAS Acts 3:15 but put to death the Prince of life, the one whom God raised from the dead, a fact to which we are witnesses. (Resurrection witnesses.)


NAS Acts 5:32 “And we are witnesses of these things; and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey Him.” (Apostle witness.) (Resurrection witnesses.)


NAS Acts 6:13 And they put forward false witnesses who said, “This man incessantly speaks against this holy place, and the Law; (False witnesses.)


NAS Acts 7:58 And when they had driven him out of the city, they began stoning him, and the witnesses laid aside their robes at the feet of a young man named Saul. (False duped witness.)


NAS Acts 10:39 “And we are witnesses of all the things He did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem. And they also put Him to death by hanging Him on a cross. (Apostle witness.)


 41 not to all the people, but to witnesses who were chosen beforehand by God, that is, to us, who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead. (Apostle resurrection witness.)


NAS Acts 13:31 and for many days He appeared to those who came up with Him from Galilee to Jerusalem, the very ones who are now His witnesses to the people. (Apostle resurrection witness.)


NAS 1 Corinthians 15:15 Moreover we are even found to be false witnesses of God, because we witnessed against God that He raised Christ, whom He did not raise, if in fact the dead are not raised. (Apostolic witness.)


NAS 2 Corinthians 13:1 This is the third time I am coming to you. Every fact is to be confirmed by the testimony of two or three witnesses. (Two witness standard.)


NAS 1 Thessalonians 2:10 You are witnesses, and so is God, how devoutly and uprightly and blamelessly we behaved toward you believers; (Christian witnesses.)


NAS 1 Timothy 5:19 Do not receive an accusation against an elder except on the basis of two or three witnesses. (Two witness standard.)


NAS 1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. (Christian witnesses.)


NAS 2 Timothy 2:2 And the things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, these entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also. (Christian witnesses.)


NAS Hebrews 10:28 Anyone who has set aside the Law of Moses dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. (Two witness standard.)


NAS Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance, and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, (Christian witnesses.) (Faith witnesses.)


NAS Revelation 11:3 “And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for twelve hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.” (Great tribulation witnesses.)


NAS Revelation 17:6 And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. And when I saw her, I wondered greatly. (Witnesses of Jesus.)