Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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.

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 piercing of a sword, but the tongue of the wise heals. 19 Truth's lips will be established forever, but a lying tongue is only momentary. 20 Deceit is in the heart of those who plot evil, but joy comes to the promoters of peace.



Cross References

Proverbs 19:9

A false witness shall not be unpunished. He who utters lies shall perish.

Job 20:5

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

Psalm 52:4-5

You love all devouring words, you deceitful tongue.

Zechariah 1:4-6

Don't you be like your fathers, to whom the former prophets proclaimed, saying: Thus says Yahweh of Armies, 'Return now from your evil ways, and from your evil doings;' but they did not hear, nor listen to me, says Yahweh.

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 part of the price of the land?

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