Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

A man who bears FALSE witness against his neighbor is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

A club, a sword, and a sharp arrow that's what a man is who lies about his neighbor.

American Standard Version

A man that beareth false witness against his neighbor Is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.

Amplified


Like a club and a sword and a piercing arrow
Is a man who testifies falsely against his neighbor (acquaintance).

Bible in Basic English

One who gives false witness against his neighbour is a hammer and a sword and a sharp arrow.

Darby Translation

A maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow, is a man that beareth false witness against his neighbour.

Julia Smith Translation

A mallet and a sword and an arrow sharpened, the man answering against his neighbor testimony of falsehood.

King James 2000

A man that bears false witness against his neighbor is a club, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

Modern King James verseion

A man who bears false witness against his neighbor is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Whoso beareth false witness against his neighbour, he is a very spear, a sword, and a sharp arrow.

NET Bible

Like a club or a sword or a sharp arrow, so is the one who testifies against his neighbor as a false witness.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

A hammer and a sword, and a sharpened arrow, is a man becoming a false witness against his neighbour.

Webster

A man that beareth false witness against his neighbor is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

A maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow, Is the man testifying against his neighbour a false testimony.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
A man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

ענה 
`anah 
Usage: 329

שׁקר 
Sheqer 
Usage: 113

עד 
`ed 
Usage: 69

is a maul
מפיץ 
mephiyts 
Usage: 1

and a sword
חרב 
Chereb 
Usage: 413

and a sharp
שׁנן 
Shanan 
Usage: 9

References

Morish

Smith

Context Readings

More Proverbs Of Solomon

17 Let thy foot be seldom in thy neighbor's house, lest he be weary of thee, and hate thee. 18 A man who bears FALSE witness against his neighbor is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow. 19 Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.


Cross References

Psalm 57:4

My soul is among lions. I lay among those who are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

Proverbs 12:18

There is he who speaks rashly like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise is health.

Jeremiah 9:8

Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaks deceit. He speaks peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, but in his heart he lays wait for him.

Psalm 52:2

Thy tongue devises wickedness, like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

Psalm 55:21

His mouth was smooth as butter, but his heart was war. His words were softer than oil, yet they were drawn swords.

Psalm 120:3-4

What shall be given to thee, and what shall be done more to thee, thou deceitful tongue?

Psalm 140:3

They have sharpened their tongue like a serpent. Adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.

Proverbs 24:28

Be not a witness against thy neighbor without cause, and deceive not with thy lips.

Jeremiah 9:3

And they bend their tongue--their bow--for falsehood, and they have grown strong in the land, but not for truth. For they proceed from evil to evil, and they do not know me, says LORD.

James 3:6

And the tongue is a fire, the world of unrighteousness. Thus, the tongue is made to lead among our body-parts, defiling the whole body, and setting the cycle of nature on fire, and being set on fire by hell.

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