Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

Holman Bible

Truthful lips endure forever,
but a lying tongue, only a moment.

International Standard Version

A truthful saying is trusted forever, but the liar only for a moment.

A Conservative Version

The lips of truth shall be established forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

American Standard Version

The lip of truth shall be established for ever; But a lying tongue is but for a moment.

Amplified

Truthful lips shall be established forever, but a lying tongue is [credited] but for a moment.

Bible in Basic English

True lips are certain for ever, but a false tongue is only for a minute.

Darby Translation

The lip of truth shall be established for ever; but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The lip of truth shall be established for ever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

Julia Smith Translation

The lip of truth shall be prepared forever: and the tongue of falsehood while I shall wink.

King James 2000

The lip of truth shall be established forever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A lip of truth endures forever, but a tongue of deception lasts only a moment.

Modern King James verseion

The lips of truth shall be established forever, but only while I wink is a lying tongue.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A true mouth is ever constant; but a dissembling tongue is soon changed.

NET Bible

The one who tells the truth will endure forever, but the one who lies will last only for a moment.

New Heart English Bible

Truth's lips will be established forever, but a lying tongue is only momentary.

The Emphasized Bible

A lip that is faithful, shall be firm to futurity, but, only for a twinkling, is the tongue that is false.

Webster

The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

World English Bible

Truth's lips will be established forever, but a lying tongue is only momentary.

Youngs Literal Translation

The lip of truth is established for ever, And for a moment -- a tongue of falsehood.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׂפת שׂפה 
Saphah 
Usage: 176

but a lying
שׁקר 
Sheqer 
Usage: 113

לשׁנה לשׁן לשׁון 
Lashown 
Usage: 116

References

Easton

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

18 There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing. 19 Truthful lips will be established forever, But a lying tongue is only for a moment. 20 Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, But counselors of peace have joy.



Cross References

Proverbs 19:9

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

Job 20:5

That the triumphing of the wicked is short, And the joy of the godless momentary?

Psalm 52:4-5

You love all words that devour, O deceitful tongue.

Zechariah 1:4-6

"Do not be like your fathers, to whom the former prophets proclaimed, saying, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, "Return now from your evil ways and from your evil deeds "' But they did not listen or give heed to Me," declares the LORD.

Matthew 24:35

"Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.

Acts 5:3-10

But Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back some of the price of the land?

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