Parallel Verses

King James 2000

He that speaks 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.

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

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 wrath is at once known: but a prudent man covers shame. 17 He that speaks truth shows forth righteousness: but a false witness, deceit. 18 There is one that speaks like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise brings health.



Cross References

Proverbs 14:5

A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.

Proverbs 6:19

A false witness that speaks lies, and he that sows discord among brethren.

Proverbs 14:25

A true witness delivers souls: but a deceitful witness speaks lies.

1 Samuel 22:14-15

Then Ahimelech answered the king, and said, And who is so faithful among all your servants as David, who is the king's son-in-law, and goes at your bidding, and is honorable in your house?

Proverbs 19:5

A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaks lies shall not escape.

Proverbs 19:28

An ungodly witness scorns judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity.

Proverbs 21:28

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

Proverbs 24:28

Be not a witness against your neighbor without cause; and deceive not with your lips.

Matthew 15:19

For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:

Matthew 26:59

Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;

Acts 6:13

And set up false witnesses, who said, This man ceases not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law:

1 Peter 3:16

Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good behavior in Christ.

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