Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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 a deceitful witness speaks lies [and endangers lives].

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The true witness delivers souls, but the deceitful one speaks 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 wealth,
but the foolishness of fools produces foolishness.
25 A truthful witness rescues lives,
but one who utters lies is deceitful.
26 In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence
and his children have a refuge.



Cross References

Proverbs 14:5

An honest witness does not deceive,
but a dishonest witness utters lies.

Acts 20:21

I testified to both Jews and Greeks about repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus.

Acts 20:26-27

Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of everyone’s blood,

Acts 26:16-20

But get up and stand on your feet. For I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and a witness of what you have seen and of what I will reveal to you.

1 Timothy 4:1-3

Now the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will depart from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and the teachings of demons,

2 Peter 3:3

First, be aware of this: Scoffers will come in the last days to scoff, living according to their own desires,

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