Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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.

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 with a wicked mind! 28 A false witness will perish, and a man who listens speaks to eternity. 29 A wicked man hardens his face; but as for the upright, he establishes his ways.



Cross References

Proverbs 19:5

A false witness shall not be unpunished. He who pours out lies shall not go free.

Proverbs 19:9

A false witness shall not be unpunished. He who utters lies shall perish.

Exodus 23:1

"You shall not spread a false report. Don't join your hand with the wicked to be a malicious witness.

Deuteronomy 19:16-19

If an unrighteous witness rise up against any man to testify against him of wrongdoing,

Proverbs 6:19

a false witness who utters lies, and he who sows discord among brothers.

Proverbs 12:19

Truth's lips will be established forever, but a lying tongue is only momentary.

Proverbs 25:18

A man who gives false testimony against his neighbor is like a club, a sword, or a sharp arrow.

Acts 12:15

They said to her, "You are crazy!" But she insisted that it was so. They said, "It is his angel."

2 Corinthians 1:17-20

When I therefore was thus determined, did I show fickleness? Or the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, that with me there should be the "Yes, yes" and the "No, no?"

2 Corinthians 4:13

But having the same spirit of faith, according to that which is written, "I believed, and therefore I spoke." We also believe, and therefore also we speak;

Titus 3:8

This saying is faithful, and concerning these things I desire that you affirm confidently, so that those who have believed God may be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men;

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