Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

A hammer and a sword, and a sharpened arrow, is a man becoming a 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


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.

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 Withhold thy foot from the house of thy neighbour, - lest he be weary of thee, and hate thee. 18 A hammer and a sword, and a sharpened arrow, is a man becoming a false witness against his neighbour. 19 A broken tooth and a faltering foot, is confidence in the treacherous, in the day of danger.


Cross References

Psalm 57:4

My soul, is in the midst of lions, I lie down amidst flames, As for the sons of men, Their teeth, are spear and arrows, And, their tongue, is a sharp sword.

Proverbs 12:18

There is who babbleth, as with thrusts of a sword, but, the tongue of the wise, hath healing.

Jeremiah 9:8

A pointed arrow, is their tongue Deceit, hath it spoken, - With his mouth peace unto his neighbour, doth one speak, But within himself, he layeth his ambush.

Psalm 52:2

Engulfing ruin, doth thy tongue devise, Like a whetted razor, working deceit;

Psalm 55:21

Smoother than curds, were the words of his mouth, But, war, was in his heart, - Softer his words than oil, Yet, they, were drawn swords!

Psalm 120:3-4

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

Psalm 140:3

They have sharpened their tongue like a serpent, - The poison of the asp, is under their lips. Selah.

Proverbs 24:28

Do not become a needless witness against thy neighbour, so mightest thou open too wide thy lips:

Jeremiah 9:3

Who have prepared e their tongue as their bow of falsehood, And, not by faithfulness, have they become mighty in the land, - For from wickedness unto wickedness, have they gone forth, But me, have they not known, Declareth Yahweh.

James 3:6

And, the tongue, is a fire, - as , the world of unrighteousness, the tongue, becometh fixed among our members, that which defileth the whole body and setteth on fire the wheel of our natural life, and is set on fire, by gehenna!

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