Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified


Truthful lips will be established forever,
But a lying tongue is [credited] only 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.

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 he who speaks rashly like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise is health. 19 The lips of truth shall be established forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment. 20 Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, but joy is to the counselors of peace.



Cross References

Proverbs 19:9

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

Job 20:5

that the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the profane but for a moment?

Psalm 52:4-5

Thou love all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue.

Zechariah 1:4-6

Be ye not as your fathers, to whom the former prophets cried, saying, Thus says LORD of hosts: Return ye now from your evil ways, and from your evil doings, but they did not hear, nor hearken to me, says LORD.

Matthew 24:35

The sky and the earth will pass away, but my words may, no, not pass away.

Acts 5:3-10

But Peter said, Ananias, why did Satan fill thy heart for thee to lie to the Holy Spirit, and to keep back from the price of the land?

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