Proverbs 19:5

“A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A false witnesse shall not be vnpunished: and he that speaketh lyes, shal not escape.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who tells lies will not escape.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A false witness shall not be unpunished; And he that uttereth lies shall not escape.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A false witness will not go without punishment, and the breather out of deceit will not go free.
- Basic English Bible

A false witness shall not be held innocent, and he that uttereth lies shall not escape.
- Darby Bible

A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.
- Webster's Bible

A false witness shall not be unpunished. He who pours out lies shall not go free.
- World English Bible

A false witness is not acquitted, Whoso breatheth out lies is not delivered.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A false witness shall not be unpunished; and he that breatheth forth lies shall not escape.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 19

  • Mbugua
    Comment*verse 20; wisdom gathered and learned in youth issues forth in understanding and prudence in adulthood and old age .
    verse 21; there is an excellent contrast between man and God. Man's best thoughts are merely devices or imaginations, while God's mind is counsel.
    Man cannot hide human counsel from God, but God's counsel is beyond the understanding of man except as God opens it to him.
  • Dianne
    This chapter teaches about spoiling children, the outcome. We must train them right so they will be kind, peaceful, humble, and righteous. If they stray away, they will return to their training.
  • R.L.Jackson
    I personally love our sister Wisdom because she gets to the heart. Of the matter and if one can't feel or understand that she's showing the fate of the wicked and the upright one needs to pray for knowledge.
  • Andrea
    This chapter is powerful to a new beginner christian who needs confirmation. These bible verses are food for my soul and I am exceedly overjoyed and excited to know that we serve an awesome God
  • Ionie Carter
    This teach me how the Lord is very much about lies. Be honest I lie to get attention. But reading proverb teaches me a lot.
  • Stop listening to teachings that lead you away from godly counsel. Search the Scriptures to obtain spiritual discernment and cleanse yourself. Then find and share joy, peace and kindness

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