Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He who speaks truth tells what is right, But a false witness, deceit.

King James Version

He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.

Holman Bible

Whoever speaks the truth declares what is right, but a false witness, deceit.

International Standard Version

The truth teller speaks what is right, but the false witness speaks what is deceitful.

A Conservative Version

He who utters truth shows forth righteousness, but a FALSE witness, deceit.

American Standard Version

He that uttereth truth showeth forth righteousness; But a false witness, deceit.

Amplified

He who breathes out truth shows forth righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God), but a false witness utters deceit.

Bible in Basic English

The breathing out of true words gives knowledge of righteousness; but a false witness gives out deceit.

Darby Translation

He that uttereth truth sheweth forth righteousness; but a false witness deceit.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He that speaks truth shows forth righteousness, but a false witness, deceit.

Julia Smith Translation

He breathing out faithfulness will announce justice: and a witness of falsehoods, deceit

King James 2000

He that speaks truth shows forth righteousness: but a false witness, deceit.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who will speak truth will reveal righteousness, but the witness of falsehood, deceit.

Modern King James verseion

He who breathes truth shows forth righteousness, but a false witness deceit.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A just man will tell the truth, and show the thing that is right; but a false witness deceiveth.

NET Bible

The faithful witness tells what is right, but a false witness speaks deceit.

New Heart English Bible

He who is truthful testifies honestly, but a false witness lies.

The Emphasized Bible

He that whispereth faithfulness, declareth righteousness, but, a false witness, is a fraud.

Webster

He that speaketh truth showeth forth righteousness: but a false witness, deceit.

World English Bible

He who is truthful testifies honestly, but a false witness lies.

Youngs Literal Translation

Whoso uttereth faithfulness declareth righteousness, And a false witness -- deceit.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
פּוּח 
Puwach 
Usage: 14

אמנה אמוּנה 
'emuwnah 
Usage: 49

נגד 
Nagad 
Usage: 370

but a false
שׁקר 
Sheqer 
Usage: 113

עד 
`ed 
Usage: 69

References

Easton

Hastings

Watsons

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

16 A fool's anger is known at once, But a prudent man conceals dishonor. 17 He who speaks truth tells what is right, But a false witness, deceit. 18 There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing.



Cross References

Proverbs 14:5

A trustworthy witness will not lie, But a false witness utters lies.

Proverbs 6:19

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

Proverbs 14:25

A truthful witness saves lives, But he who utters lies is treacherous.

1 Samuel 22:14-15

Then Ahimelech answered the king and said, "And who among all your servants is as faithful as David, even the king's son-in-law, who is captain over your guard, and is honored in your house?

Proverbs 19:5

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

Proverbs 19:28

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

Proverbs 21:28

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

Proverbs 24:28

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

Matthew 15:19

"For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders.

Matthew 26:59

Now the chief priests and the whole Council kept trying to obtain false testimony against Jesus, so that they might put Him to death.

Acts 6:13

They put forward false witnesses who said, "This man incessantly speaks against this holy place and the Law;

1 Peter 3:16

and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.

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