Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

A false witness will perish, but a man who listens will testify with success.

New American Standard Bible

A false witness will perish,
But the man who listens to the truth will speak forever.

King James Version

A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth speaketh constantly.

Holman Bible

A lying witness will perish,
but the one who listens will speak successfully.

International Standard Version

A false witness will perish, but whoever listens will testify successfully.

A Conservative Version

A FALSE witness shall perish, but the man who hears shall speak so as to endure.

American Standard Version

A false witness shall perish; But the man that heareth shall speak so as to endure.

Amplified


A false witness will perish,
But a man who listens to the truth will speak forever and go unchallenged.

Bible in Basic English

A false witness will be cut off, ...

Darby Translation

A lying witness shall perish; and a man that heareth shall speak constantly.

Julia Smith Translation

A witness of lies shall perish: and a man hearing, shall speak clearly.

King James 2000

A false witness shall perish: but the man that hears speaks constantly.

Modern King James verseion

A false witness shall perish, but the man who hears speaks on and on.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A false witness shall perish; but he that will be content to hear, shall always have power to speak himself.

NET Bible

A lying witness will perish, but the one who reports accurately speaks forever.

New Heart English Bible

A false witness will perish, and a man who listens speaks to eternity.

The Emphasized Bible

A false witness, shall perish, but, the man who hearkeneth, with abiding effect, shall speak.

Webster

A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth speaketh constantly.

World English Bible

A false witness will perish, and a man who listens speaks to eternity.

Youngs Literal Translation

A false witness doth perish, And an attentive man for ever speaketh.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
A false
כּזב 
Kazab 
Usage: 30

עד 
`ed 
Usage: 69

but the man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

27 The sacrifice of the wicked [is] an abomination; how much more when he brings it in divisiveness! 28 A false witness will perish, but a man who listens will testify with success. 29 A wicked man is strong in {his countenance}, but the upright will appoint his paths.



Cross References

Proverbs 19:5

A witness of falsehood will not go unpunished, and he who breathes lies will not escape.

Proverbs 19:9

A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes lies will perish.

Exodus 23:1

" 'You will not {spread} a false report. Do not lift your hand with [the] wicked to be a malicious witness.

Deuteronomy 19:16-19

If {a malicious witness} gets up {to accuse} anyone to testify against him falsely,

Proverbs 6:19

a false witness who breathes lies and sends out discord between brothers.

Proverbs 12:19

A lip of truth endures forever, but a tongue of deception lasts only a moment.

Proverbs 25:18

[Like] a club and sword and a sharp arrow [is] a man who bears false witness against his neighbor.

Acts 12:15

But they said to her, "You are out of your mind!" But she kept insisting it was so. And they kept saying, "It is his angel!"

2 Corinthians 1:17-20

Therefore, [when I] was wanting [to do] this, perhaps then was I making use of vacillation? Or was I deciding what I was deciding according to the flesh, in order that with me my "yes" may be "yes" and my "no" [may be] "no" [at the same time]?

2 Corinthians 4:13

But [because we] have the same spirit of faith in accordance with [what is] written, "I believed, therefore I spoke," we also believe, therefore we also speak,

Titus 3:8

The saying [is] trustworthy, and I want you to insist concerning these [things], so that those who have believed in God may be careful to engage in good deeds. These things are good and beneficial for people.

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