Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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.

Darby Translation

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

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.

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 your foot be seldom in your neighbor's house, lest he be weary of you, and hate you. 18 A man who gives false testimony against his neighbor is like a club, a sword, or a sharp arrow. 19 Confidence in someone unfaithful in time of trouble is like a bad tooth, or a lame foot.


Cross References

Psalm 57:4

My soul is among lions. I lie 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 one who speaks rashly like the piercing of a sword, but the tongue of the wise heals.

Jeremiah 9:8

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

Psalm 52:2

Your tongue plots destruction, 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 will be given to you, and what will be done more to you, you deceitful tongue?

Psalm 140:3

They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent. Viper's poison is under their lips. Selah.

Proverbs 24:28

Don't be a witness against your neighbor without cause. Don't deceive with your lips.

Jeremiah 9:3

They bend their tongue, [as it were] their bow, for falsehood; and they are grown strong in the land, but not for truth: for they proceed from evil to evil, and they don't know me, says Yahweh.

James 3:6

And the tongue is a fire. The world of iniquity among our members is the tongue, which defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature, and is set on fire by Gehenna.

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