Proverbs 25:18



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.

International Standard Version

A club, a sword, and a sharp arrow that's what a man is who lies about his neighbor.

A Conservative Version

A man who bears FALSE witness against his neighbor is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.

American Standard Version

A man that beareth false witness against his neighbor Is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.

Amplified

A man who bears false witness against his neighbor is like a heavy sledgehammer and a sword and a sharp arrow.

Bible in Basic English

One who gives false witness against his neighbour is a hammer and a sword and a sharp arrow.

Darby Translation

A maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow, is a man that beareth false witness against his neighbour.

Holman Bible

A man giving false testimony against his neighbor is like a club, a sword, or a sharp arrow.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

A man that bears false witness against his neighbour is a maul and a sword and a sharp arrow.

Julia Smith Translation

A mallet and a sword and an arrow sharpened, the man answering against his neighbor testimony of falsehood.

King James 2000

A man that bears false witness against his neighbor is a club, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

Modern King James verseion

A man who bears false witness against his neighbor is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Whoso beareth false witness against his neighbour, he is a very spear, a sword, and a sharp arrow.

NET Bible

Like a club or a sword or a sharp arrow, so is the one who testifies against his neighbor as a false witness.

New Heart English Bible

A man who gives false testimony against his neighbor is like a club, a sword, or a sharp arrow.

New simplified Bible

A man who bears false witness against his neighbor is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.

The Emphasized Bible

A hammer and a sword, and a sharpened arrow, is a man becoming a false witness against his neighbour.

Webster

A man that beareth false witness against his neighbor is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.

World English Bible

A man who gives false testimony against his neighbor is like a club, a sword, or a sharp arrow.

Youngs Literal Translation

A maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow, Is the man testifying against his neighbour a false testimony.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
A man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
man , men , one , husband , any ,
Usage: 692

ענה 
`anah 
Usage: 329

שׁקר 
Sheqer 
Usage: 113

עד 
`ed 
Usage: 69

ריע רע 
Rea` 
Usage: 187

is a maul
מפיץ 
mephiyts 
Usage: 1

and a sword
חרב 
Chereb 
Usage: 413

and a sharp
שׁנן 
Shanan 
Usage: 9

References

Context Readings

More Proverbs Of Solomon

17 Let your foot rarely be in your neighbor's house, Or he will become weary of you and hate you. 18 Like a club and a sword and a sharp arrow Is a man who bears false witness against his neighbor. 19 Like a bad tooth and an unsteady foot Is confidence in a faithless man in time of trouble.


Cross References

Psalm 57:4

My soul is among lions; I must lie among those who breathe forth fire, Even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows And their tongue a sharp sword.

Proverbs 12:18

There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Jeremiah 9:8

"Their tongue is a deadly arrow; It speaks deceit; With his mouth one speaks peace to his neighbor, But inwardly he sets an ambush for him.

Psalm 52:2

Your tongue devises destruction, Like a sharp razor, O worker of deceit.

Psalm 55:21

His speech was smoother than butter, But his heart was war; His words were softer than oil, Yet they were drawn swords.

Psalm 120:3-4

What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you, You deceitful tongue?

Psalm 140:3

They sharpen their tongues as a serpent; Poison of a viper is under their lips. Selah.

Proverbs 24:28

Do not be a witness against your neighbor without cause, And do not deceive with your lips.

Jeremiah 9:3

"They bend their tongue like their bow; Lies and not truth prevail in the land; For they proceed from evil to evil, And they do not know Me," declares the LORD.

James 3:6

And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell.



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