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.


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