Proverbs 19:9
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New International Version
A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will perish.

New Living Translation
A false witness will not go unpunished, and a liar will be destroyed.

English Standard Version
A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will perish.

New American Standard Bible
A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who tells lies will perish.

King James Bible
A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A false witness will not go unpunished, and one who utters lies perishes.

International Standard Version
A witness to lies will not go unpunished; the teller of falsehoods will perish.

NET Bible
A false witness will not go unpunished, and the one who spouts out lies will perish.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A false witness will not be spared, and he that speaks lies will be destroyed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A lying witness will not go unpunished. One who tells lies will die.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The false witness shall not go unpunished, and he that speaks lies shall perish.

King James 2000 Bible
A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaks lies shall perish.

American King James Version
A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaks lies shall perish.

American Standard Version
A false witness shall not be unpunished; And he that uttereth lies shall perish.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A false witness shall not be unpunished: and he that speaketh lies, shall perish.

Darby Bible Translation
A false witness shall not be held innocent, and he that uttereth lies shall perish.

English Revised Version
A false witness shall not be unpunished; and he that uttereth lies shall perish.

Webster's Bible Translation
A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.

World English Bible
A false witness shall not be unpunished. He who utters lies shall perish.

Young's Literal Translation
A false witness is not acquitted, And whoso breatheth out lies perisheth.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

19:3. Men run into troubles by their own folly, and then fret at the appointments of God. 4. Here we may see how strong is men's love of money. 5. Those that tell lies in discourse, are in a fair way to be guilty of bearing false-witness. 6. We are without excuse if we do not love God with all our hearts. His gifts to us are past number, and all the gifts of men to us are fruits of his bounty. 7. Christ was left by all his disciples; but the Father was with him. It encourages our faith that he had so large an experience of the sorrows of poverty. 8. Those only love their souls aright that get true wisdom. 9. Lying is a damning, destroying sin. 10. A man that has not wisdom and grace, has no right or title to true joy. It is very unseemly for one who is a servant to sin, to oppress God's free-men.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 9. - A repetition of ver. 5, except that shall perish is substituted for "shall not escape." Septuagint, "And whosoever shall kindle mischief shall perish by it." The Greek translators have rendered the special reference in the original to slanderers and liars by a general term, and introduced the notion of Divine retribution, which is not definitely expressed in the Hebrew.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

A false witness shall not be unpunished,.... See Gill on Proverbs 19:5;

and he that speaketh lies shall perish; or "be lost", shall be undone for ever; he shall not enter into the holy city, but have his part in the lake of fire: they that speak lies in hypocrisy, doctrinal ones, and are given up to believe and profess them, such shall be damned, 2 Thessalonians 2:11.



Proverbs 19:9 Additional Commentaries
Context
Better is the Poor Man with Integrity
8He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; He who keeps understanding will find good. 9A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who tells lies will perish. 10Luxury is not fitting for a fool; Much less for a slave to rule over princes.…
Cross References
Proverbs 6:19
a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.

Proverbs 12:19
Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.

Proverbs 19:5
A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will not go free.

Proverbs 21:28
A false witness will perish, but a careful listener will testify successfully.

Daniel 6:24
At the king's command, the men who had falsely accused Daniel were brought in and thrown into the lions' den, along with their wives and children. And before they reached the floor of the den, the lions overpowered them and crushed all their bones.
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Proverbs 19:5 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaks lies …

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Isaiah 9:15-17 The ancient and honorable, he is the head; and the prophet that teaches …

Jeremiah 23:25-32 I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, …

Jeremiah 28:15-17 Then said the prophet Jeremiah to Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, …

Jeremiah 29:31,32 Send to all them of the captivity, saying, Thus said the LORD concerning …

Ezekiel 13:22 Because with lies you have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom …

2 Thessalonians 2:8-10 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume …

1 Timothy 4:1,2 Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall …

2 Peter 2:1-3 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there …

Revelation 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that worked …

Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, …

Revelation 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and fornicators, and murderers, …

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