Proverbs 12:19

“The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The lippe of trueth shall bee established for euer: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

  • 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.
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 12:17 HE THAT SPEAKETH TRUTH SHOWETH FORTH RIGHTEOUSNESS BUT A FALSE WITNESS DECEIT --- PSALM 15:1 LORD WHO SHALL ABIDE IN THY TABERNACLE WHO SHALL DWELL IN THY HOLY HILL --- 15:2 HE THAT WAKETH UPRIGHTLY AND WORKETH RIGHTEOUSNESS AND SPEAKETH THE TRUTH IN HIS HEART --- EPHESIANS 5:9 FOR THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT IS IN ALL GOOD NESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS AND TRUTH
  • Bert Clayton
    Too many get pleasure at anothers'misery and suffering. Doesn't matter if human or other species of animal. Or even turning a blind eye with neglect.
  • Brianna vs. 3
    We may see a lot of wickedness in this world go unpunished, however it is not rooted. When God brings judgement, Satan and his elements will be destroyed. However, righteous individuals will be firmly rooted in the life to come. ( Psalms 37:9-11,29)

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