Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified


He who speaks truth [when he testifies] tells what is right,
But a false witness utters deceit [in court].

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.

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 vexation is instantly known, but a prudent man conceals shame. 17 He who utters truth shows forth righteousness, but a FALSE witness, deceit. 18 There is he who speaks rashly like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise is health.



Cross References

Proverbs 14:5

A faithful witness will not lie, but a FALSE witness utters lies.

Proverbs 6:19

a FALSE witness who utters lies, and he who sows discord among brothers.

Proverbs 14:25

A TRUE witness delivers souls, but he who utters lies [causes] deceit.

1 Samuel 22:14-15

Then Ahimelech answered the king, and said, And who among all thy servants is so faithful as David, who is the king's son-in-law, and is taken into thy council, and is honorable in thy house?

Proverbs 19:5

A FALSE witness shall not be unpunished, and he who utters lies shall not escape.

Proverbs 19:28

A worthless witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked swallows iniquity.

Proverbs 21:28

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

Proverbs 24:28

Be not a witness against thy neighbor without cause, and deceive not with thy lips.

Matthew 15:19

For from the heart comes forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, FALSE witnessings, revilings.

Matthew 26:59

Now the chief priests and the elders and the whole council sought FALSE testimony against Jesus, so that they might put him to death,

Acts 6:13

And they put forward FALSE witnesses who said, This man does not cease speaking blasphemous sayings against the holy place, and the law.

1 Peter 3:16

Having a good conscience, so that, in what they speak against you as of evil-doers, they may be ashamed, those who revile your good behavior in Christ.

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