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

  • BSP
    Verse 2 describes a person who acts rashly as one who is sinning.
  • Carolyn
    When we do wrong not only to ourselves but others we will not find peace within ourselves. This chapter talks about obeying the laws of God and man's law.
  • BSP
    Verse 20: We should listen to counsel in order to learn and grow. We are all imperfect and will need counsel from time to time.
  • Mr. Smith
    vs 10, Here again we see the danger of the sense ruled man (servant) having dominion over the spirit ruled man (prince). Solomon calls it "evil" in Eccl. 10:5, 7 "There is an evil which I have seen...I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth." Once we tap into the God-given creative higher power of our imagination, we'll rule over our senses as gods.
  • Brianna for verse 11
    People in today's world are so angry. This leads to violence. Vs. 11 teaches us to pass over transgression. LET IT GO! Not everything is worth getting upset over. By applying this counsel we will also be able to apply the counsel found at Romans 12:18.
  • Tony
    Verse 11 teaches us that we need to remain calm if we are offended and not acting on our first emotion

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