Proverbs 14:5
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English Standard Version
A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes out lies.

King James Bible
A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.

American Standard Version
A faithful witness will not lie; But a false witness uttereth lies.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A faithful witness will not lie: but a deceitful witness uttereth a lie.

English Revised Version
A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness uttereth lies.

Webster's Bible Translation
A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

24 He that spareth his rod hateth his son,

     And he who loveth him visits him early with correction.

The paedagogic rule of God, Proverbs 3:12, avails also for men, Proverbs 23:13., Proverbs 29:15. The rod represents here the means of punishment, the patria potestas. He who spareth or avoideth this, and who does this even from love, has yet no true right love for his son; he who loveth him correcteth him early. With ἐπιμελῶς παιδεύει of the lxx (cf. Sir. 30:1, ἐνδελεχήσει μάστιγας) the thought is in general indicated, but the expression is not explained. Many erroneously regard the suffix of שׁחרו as referring to the object immediately following (de Dieu, Ewald, Bertheau, Zckler); Hitzig, on the contrary, rightly remarks, that in this case we should expect the words to be, after Proverbs 5:22 (cf. Exodus 2:6), את־המּוּסר. He himself, without any necessity, takes שׁחר in the sense of the Arab. skhar, compescere. Hofmann (Schriftbew. ii. 2. 402) is right in saying that "שׁחר is connected with a double accusative as elsewhere קדּם occurs; and the meaning is, that one ought much more to anticipate correction than restrain it where it is necessary." שׁחר means to go out early to anything, according to which a Greek rendering is ὀρθρίζει (Venet. ὀρθριεῖ) αὐτῷ παιδείαν: maturat ei castigationem equals mature eum castigat (Fl.). שׁחר does not denote the early morning of the day (as Rashi, לבקרים), but the morning of life (as Euchel, בשׁחר ימיו). "The earlier the fruit, the better the training." A father who truly wishes well to his son keeps him betimes under strict discipline, to give him while he is yet capable of being influenced the right direction, and to allow no errors to root themselves in him; but he who is indulgent toward his child when he ought to be strict, acts as if he really wished his ruin.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Proverbs 4:25 Let your eyes look right on, and let your eyelids look straight before you.

Proverbs 6:19 A false witness that speaks lies, and he that sows discord among brothers.

Proverbs 12:17 He that speaks truth shows forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.

Proverbs 13:5 A righteous man hates lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and comes to shame.

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

Exodus 20:16 You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Exodus 23:1 You shall not raise a false report: put not your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.

1 Kings 21:13 And there came in two men, children of Belial, and sat before him: and the men of Belial witnessed against him, even against Naboth...

1 Kings 22:12-14 And all the prophets prophesied so, saying, Go up to Ramothgilead, and prosper: for the LORD shall deliver it into the king's hand...

Cross References
Revelation 1:5
and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood

Revelation 3:14
"And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: 'The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's creation.

Exodus 23:1
"You shall not spread a false report. You shall not join hands with a wicked man to be a malicious witness.

Deuteronomy 19:16
If a malicious witness arises to accuse a person of wrongdoing,

Proverbs 6:19
a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.

Proverbs 12:17
Whoever speaks the truth gives honest evidence, but a false witness utters deceit.

Proverbs 14:4
Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean, but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.

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