Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

A man who bears false witness against his neighbor is like a heavy sledgehammer and a sword and a sharp arrow.

Bible in Basic English

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

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 neighbour's house; lest he be weary of thee and hate thee. 18 A maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow, is a man that beareth false witness against his neighbour. 19 A broken tooth, and a tottering foot, is confidence in an unfaithful man in the day of trouble.


Cross References

Psalm 57:4

My soul is in the midst of lions; I lie down among them that breathe out flames, the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

Proverbs 12:18

There is that babbleth like the piercings of a sword; but the tongue of the wise is health.

Jeremiah 9:8

Their tongue is a murderous arrow; it speaketh deceit. A man speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in his heart he layeth his ambush.

Psalm 52:2

Thy tongue deviseth mischievous things, like a sharp razor, practising deceit.

Psalm 55:21

Smooth were the milky words of his mouth, but his heart was war; his words were softer than oil, yet are they drawn swords.

Psalm 120:3-4

What shall be given unto thee, what shall be added unto thee, thou deceitful tongue?

Psalm 140:3

They sharpen their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.

Proverbs 24:28

Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and wouldest thou deceive with thy lips?

Jeremiah 9:3

And they bend their tongue, their bow of falsehood, and not for fidelity are they valiant in the land; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith Jehovah.

James 3:6

and the tongue is fire, the world of unrighteousness; the tongue is set in our members, the defiler of the whole body, and which sets fire to the course of nature, and is set on fire of hell.

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