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Saying a person is honest, for gain, with words of confirmation, knowing that he is not honest, is self serving, and therefore is a witness of a lie, for self advantage of gain, of profit, power, or reputation.
Saying a person is dishonest, for gain, with words confirming that it is so, knowing that he is honest is self serving , and therefore is a witness of a lie, is also for self advantage of gain, of profit, power, or reputation.
2 Nephi 15:20 Wo unto them that call evil good, and good evil, that put darkness for light, and light for darkness, that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter.
Romans 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.