Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 35
Q & A 76
Q Which is the ninth commandment?
A The ninth commandment is, You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.*1
Q & A 77
Q What is required in the ninth commandment?
A The ninth commandment requires the maintaining and promoting of truth between man and man, and of our own and our neighbor’s good name,2 especially in witness-bearing.3
Q & A 78
Q What is forbidden in the ninth commandment?
A The ninth commandment forbids whatsoever is prejudicial to truth, or injurious to our own, or our neighbor’s, good name.*4
*1 Exodus 20:16; Deuteronomy 5:20.
*2 Zechariah 8:16; Acts 25:10; 3 John 12.
*3 Proverbs 14:5, 25.
*4 Leviticus 19:16; Proverbs 6:16-19; Luke 3:14.