Proverbs 21:28
Good News Translation
The testimony of a liar is not believed, but the word of someone who thinks matters through is accepted.

Contemporary English Version
If you tell lies in court, you are done for; only a reliable witness can do the job.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A lying witness shall perish: an obedient man shall speak of victory.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

A lying witness shall perish: an obedient man shall speak of victory.

false witness

Proverbs 6:19 My son, keep the commandments of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother.

Proverbs 19:5,9 A false witness shall not be unpunished: and he that speaketh lies, shall not escape. . . .

Proverbs 25:18 A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour, is like a dart and a sword and a sharp arrow.

Exodus 23:1 Thou shalt not receive the voice of a lie: neither shalt thou join thy hand to bear false witness for a wicked person.

Deuteronomy 19:16-19 If a lying witness stand against a man, accusing him of transgression, . . .

the man

Proverbs 12:19 The lip of truth shall be steadfast for ever: but he that is a hasty witness, frameth a lying tongue.

Acts 12:15 But they said to her: Thou art mad. But she affirmed that it was so. Then said they: It is his angel.

2 Corinthians 1:17-20 Whereas then I was thus minded, did I use lightness? Or, the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, that there should be with me, It is, and It is not? . . .

2 Corinthians 4:13 But having the same spirit of faith, as it is written: I believed, for which cause I have spoken; we also believe. For which cause we speak also:

Titus 3:8 It is a faithful saying. And these things I will have thee affirm constantly, that they who believe in God may be careful to excel in good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.

Context
The King's Heart
27The sacrifices of the wicked are abominable, because they are offered of wickedness. 28A lying witness shall perish: an obedient man shall speak of victory.29The wicked man impudently hardeneth his face: but he that is righteous, correcteth his way.…
Cross References
Proverbs 6:19
My son, keep the commandments of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother.

Proverbs 19:5
A false witness shall not be unpunished: and he that speaketh lies, shall not escape.

Proverbs 19:9
A false witness shall not be unpunished: and he that speaketh lies, shall perish.

Additional Translations
A lying witness will perish, but the man who listens to truth will speak forever.A false witness shall perish: but the man that hears speaks constantly.

A false witness shall perish; But the man that heareth shall speak so as to endure.

A false witness shall perish; but an obedient man will speak cautiously.

A lying witness shall perish; and a man that heareth shall speak constantly.

A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth shall speak unchallenged.

A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth speaketh constantly.

A false witness will perish, and a man who listens speaks to eternity.

A false witness doth perish, And an attentive man for ever speaketh.
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