Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

A trustworthy witness does not deceive, but a false witness spews lies.

A Conservative Version

A faithful witness will not lie, but a FALSE witness utters lies.

American Standard Version

A faithful witness will not lie; But a false witness uttereth lies.

Amplified

A faithful witness will not lie, but a false witness breathes out falsehoods.

Bible in Basic English

A true witness does not say what is false, but a false witness is breathing out deceit.

Darby Translation

A faithful witness will not lie; but a false witness uttereth lies.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The true witness will not lie, but the false witness will utter lies.

Julia Smith Translation

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

King James 2000

A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A faithful witness does not lie, but he who breathes out falsehood is a witness of deceit.

Modern King James verseion

A faithful witness will not lie, but a false witness will speak lies.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A faithful witness will not dissemble; but a false record will make a lie.

NET Bible

A truthful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes out lies.

New Heart English Bible

A truthful witness will not lie, but a false witness pours out lies.

The Emphasized Bible

A faithful witness, will not deceive, but a false witness, uttereth deceitful things.

Webster

A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.

World English Bible

A truthful witness will not lie, but a false witness pours out lies.

Youngs Literal Translation

A faithful witness lieth not, And a false witness breatheth out lies.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אמוּן 
'emuwn 
Usage: 5

עד 
`ed 
עד 
`ed 
Usage: 69
Usage: 69

will not lie
כּזב 
Kazab 
Usage: 30

but a false
שׁקר 
Sheqer 
Usage: 113

will utter
פּוּח 
Puwach 
Usage: 14

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

4 Where no oxen are, the manger is clean, But much revenue comes by the strength of the ox. 5 A trustworthy witness will not lie, But a false witness utters lies. 6 A scoffer seeks wisdom and finds none, But knowledge is easy to one who has understanding.



Cross References

Proverbs 6:19

A false witness who utters lies, And one who spreads strife among brothers.

Exodus 23:1

"You shall not bear a false report; do not join your hand with a wicked man to be a malicious witness.

Proverbs 12:17

He who speaks truth tells what is right, But a false witness, deceit.

Proverbs 19:5

A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who tells lies will not escape.

Exodus 20:16

"You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

1 Kings 21:13

Then the two worthless men came in and sat before him; and the worthless men testified against him, even against Naboth, before the people, saying, "Naboth cursed God and the king." So they took him outside the city and stoned him to death with stones.

1 Kings 22:12-14

All the prophets were prophesying thus, saying, "Go up to Ramoth-gilead and prosper, for the LORD will give it into the hand of the king."

Proverbs 13:5

A righteous man hates falsehood, But a wicked man acts disgustingly and shamefully.

Proverbs 14:25

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

Proverbs 19:9

A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who tells lies will perish.

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