Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

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

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.

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: the folly of the foolish, folly. 25 A witness of truth delivers souls: and deceit will breathe out lies. 26 In the fear of Jehovah the trust of strength, and to his sons a refuge.



Cross References

Proverbs 14:5

A witness of faithfulnesses will not lie: and a witness of falsehood will breathe out lies.

Acts 20:21

Testifying to both Jews, and Greeks, repentance towards God, and the faith towards our Lord Jesus Christ.

Acts 20:26-27

Wherefore I testify to you in this day, that I pure from the blood of all.

Acts 26:16-20

But arise, and stand upon thy feet: for, for this was I sent to thee, to take thee in hand, a servant and witness both of what things thou sawest, and of what I shall be seen to thee;

1 Timothy 4:1-3

And the Spirit says expressly, that in later times some shall be removed from the faith, holding to deceitful spirits, and doctrines of evil spirits;

2 Peter 3:3

Knowing this first, that in the last of the days shall mockers come for deceiving, going according to their own eager desires,

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