Proverbs 21:28



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

A false witness will perish, But the man who listens to the truth will speak forever.

King James Version

A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth speaketh constantly.

International Standard Version

A false witness will perish, but whoever listens will testify successfully.

A Conservative Version

A FALSE witness shall perish, but the man who hears shall speak so as to endure.

American Standard Version

A false witness shall perish; But the man that heareth shall speak so as to endure.

Amplified

A false witness will perish, but the word of a man who hears attentively will endure and go unchallenged.

Bible in Basic English

A false witness will be cut off, ...

Darby Translation

A lying witness shall perish; and a man that heareth shall speak constantly.

Holman Bible

A lying witness will perish, but the one who listens will speak successfully.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The false witness shall perish, but the man that hears shall stand fast in his word.

Julia Smith Translation

A witness of lies shall perish: and a man hearing, shall speak clearly.

King James 2000

A false witness shall perish: but the man that hears speaks constantly.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A false witness will perish, but a man who listens will testify with success.

Modern King James verseion

A false witness shall perish, but the man who hears speaks on and on.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A false witness shall perish; but he that will be content to hear, shall always have power to speak himself.

NET Bible

A lying witness will perish, but the one who reports accurately speaks forever.

New Heart English Bible

A false witness will perish, and a man who listens speaks to eternity.

New simplified Bible

A false witness will perish, but the man who hears the truth will speak forever.

The Emphasized Bible

A false witness, shall perish, but, the man who hearkeneth, with abiding effect, shall speak.

Webster

A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth speaketh constantly.

World English Bible

A false witness will perish, and a man who listens speaks to eternity.

Youngs Literal Translation

A false witness doth perish, And an attentive man for ever speaketh.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
כּזב 
Kazab 
Usage: 30

עד 
`ed 
Usage: 69

אבד 
'abad 
Usage: 184

but the man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
man , men , one , husband , any ,
Usage: 692

שׁמע 
Shama` 
Usage: 1158

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

References

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

27 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination, How much more when he brings it with evil intent! 28 A false witness will perish, But the man who listens to the truth will speak forever. 29 A wicked man displays a bold face, But as for the upright, he makes his way sure.



Cross References

Proverbs 19:5

A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who tells lies will not escape.

Proverbs 19:9

A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who tells lies will perish.

Exodus 23:1

"You shall not bear a false report; do not join your hand with a wicked man to be a malicious witness.

Deuteronomy 19:16-19

"If a malicious witness rises up against a man to accuse him of wrongdoing,

Proverbs 6:19

A false witness who utters lies, And one who spreads strife among brothers.

Proverbs 12:19

Truthful lips will be established forever, But a lying tongue is only for a moment.

Proverbs 25:18

Like a club and a sword and a sharp arrow Is a man who bears false witness against his neighbor.

Acts 12:15

They said to her, "You are out of your mind!" But she kept insisting that it was so. They kept saying, "It is his angel."

2 Corinthians 1:17-20

Therefore, I was not vacillating when I intended to do this, was I? Or what I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, so that with me there will be yes, yes and no, no at the same time?

2 Corinthians 4:13

But having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, "I BELIEVED, THEREFORE I SPOKE," we also believe, therefore we also speak,

Titus 3:8

This is a trustworthy statement; and concerning these things I want you to speak confidently, so that those who have believed God will be careful to engage in good deeds. These things are good and profitable for men.



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