Proverbs 21:6

“The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The getting of treasures by a lying tongue, is a vanitie tossed to and fro of them that seeke death.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The acquisition of treasures by a lying tongue Is a fleeting vapor, the pursuit of death.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The getting of treasures by a lying tongue Is a vapor driven to and fro by them that seek death.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who gets stores of wealth by a false tongue, is going after what is only breath, and searching for death.
- Basic English Bible

The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting breath of them that seek death.
- Darby Bible

The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro by them that seek death.
- Webster's Bible

Getting treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor for those who seek death.
- World English Bible

The making of treasures by a lying tongue, [Is] a vanity driven away of those seeking death.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vapour driven to and fro; they that seek them seek death.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 21:6


21:6 Lying tongue - By any false or deceitful words or actions. Is tossed - Is like the chaff or smoak driven away by the wind. Of them - That take those courses which will bring destruction upon them.


Discussion for Proverbs 21:6

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