Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

A truthful witness saves lives,
But he who utters lies is treacherous.

King James Version

A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.

Holman Bible

A truthful witness rescues lives,
but one who utters lies is deceitful.

International Standard Version

A truthful witness saves lives, but the person who lies is deceitful.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

A true witness delivereth souls; But he that uttereth lies causeth deceit.

Amplified


A truthful witness saves lives,
But he who speaks lies is treacherous.

Bible in Basic English

A true witness is the saviour of lives; but he who says false things is a cause of deceit.

Darby Translation

A true witness delivereth souls; but deceit uttereth lies.

Julia Smith Translation

A witness of truth delivers souls: and deceit will breathe out lies.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who saves lives [is] a witness of truth, but he who utters lies [is] a betrayer.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A faithful witness delivereth souls; but a liar deceiveth them.

NET Bible

A truthful witness rescues lives, but the one who breathes lies brings deception.

New Heart English Bible

A truthful witness saves souls, but a false witness is deceitful.

The Emphasized Bible

A deliverer of souls, is a faithful witness, but, he that uttereth falsehoods, is a fraud.

Webster

A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.

World English Bible

A truthful witness saves souls, but a false witness is deceitful.

Youngs Literal Translation

A true witness is delivering souls, And a deceitful one breatheth out lies.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
עד 
`ed 
Usage: 69

נצל 
Natsal 
Usage: 213

נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

but a deceitful
מרמה 
Mirmah 
Usage: 39

פּוּח 
Puwach 
Usage: 14

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

24 The crown of the wise is their riches,
But the folly of fools is foolishness.
25 A truthful witness saves lives,
But he who utters lies is treacherous.
26 In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence,
And his children will have refuge.



Cross References

Proverbs 14:5

A trustworthy witness will not lie,
But a false witness utters lies.

Acts 20:21

solemnly testifying to both Jews and Greeks of repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Acts 20:26-27

Therefore, I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all men.

Acts 26:16-20

But get up and stand on your feet; for this purpose I have appeared to you, to appoint you a minister and a witness not only to the things which you have seen, but also to the things in which I will appear to you;

1 Timothy 4:1-3

But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,

2 Peter 3:3

Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts,

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