Proverbs 12:19

“The lippe of trueth shall bee established for euer: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue [is] but for a moment.
- King James Version

Truthful lips will be established forever, But a lying tongue is only for a moment.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The lip of truth shall be established for ever; But a lying tongue is but for a moment.
- American Standard Version (1901)

True lips are certain for ever, but a false tongue is only for a minute.
- Basic English Bible

The lip of truth shall be established for ever; but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
- Darby Bible

The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
- Webster's Bible

Truth's lips will be established forever, but a lying tongue is only momentary.
- World English Bible

The lip of truth is established for ever, And for a moment -- a tongue of falsehood.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The lip of truth shall be established for ever; but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 12:19


12:19 A moment - Liars, though they may make a fair shew for a season, yet are quickly convicted.


Discussion for Proverbs 12

  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 12:28 in --the way-- of righteousness is life and in the pathway thereof there is no death PROVERBS 15:24 --the way-- of life is above to the wise that he may depart from hell beneath PROVERBS 16:31 the hoary / gray head is a crown of glory if it be found in --the way-- of righteousness PROVERBS 4:14 enter not into the path of the wicked and go not in --the way-- of evil men
  • IDenn
    Proverbs 12 shows us that true understanding leads to life, and outside of that is apart from God.
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 12:18 there is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword but the tongue of the wise is health PSALM 34:13 keep thy tongue from evil and thy lips from speaking guile PSALM 120:2 deliver my soul O LORD from lying lips and from a deceitful tongue PSALM 140:3 they have sharpened their tongues like a serpent adders poison is under their lips --- SELAH
  • BSP
    Verse 2: If we want to have Jehovah God's approval, we must be good according to his standards.
  • BSP
    This verse shows how much God hates liars. We must be honest in our speech and conduct in order to be pleasing to Jehovah God.
  • BSP
    Verse 23: a shrewd person knows when to speak and when not to and does not brag about what he or she knows.

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