Proverbs 19:5
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English Standard Version
A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will not escape.

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

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

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

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

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

Proverbs 19:5 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

23 The poor uttereth suppliant entreaties;

     And the rich answereth rudenesses.

The oriental proverbial poetry furnishes many parallels to this. It delights in the description of the contrast between a suppliant poor man and the proud and avaricious rich man; vid., e.g., Samachschari's Goldene Halsbnder, No. 58. תּחנוּנים, according to its meaning, refers to the Hithpa. התחנּן, misericordiam alicujus pro se imploravit; cf. the old vulgar "barmen," i.e., to seek to move others to Erbarmen [compassion] (רחמים). עזּות, dura, from עז (synon. קשׁה), hard, fast, of bodies, and figuratively of an unbending, hard, haughty disposition, and thence of words of such a nature (Fl.). Both nouns are accus. of the object, as Job 40:27, תחנונים with the parallel רכּות. The proverb expresses a fact of experience as a consolation to the poor to whom, if a rich man insults him, nothing unusual occurs, and as a warning to the rich that he may not permit himself to be divested of humanity by mammon. A hard wedge to a hard clod; but whoever, as the Scripture saith, grindeth the poor by hard stubborn-hearted conduct, and grindeth his bashful face (Isaiah 3:15), challenges unmerciful judgment against himself; for the merciful, only they shall obtain mercy, αὐτοὶ ἐλεηθήσονται (Matthew 5:7).

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FALSE

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

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

Proverbs 21:28 A false witness shall perish: but the man that hears speaks constantly.

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

Deuteronomy 19:16-21 If a false witness rise up against any man to testify against him that which is wrong...

Psalm 120:3,4 What shall be given to you? or what shall be done to you, you false tongue...

Daniel 6:24 And the king commanded, and they brought those men which had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions, them...

unpunished or held innocent

Deuteronomy 5:11 You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that takes his name in vain.

1 Kings 2:9 Now therefore hold him not guiltless: for you are a wise man, and know what you ought to do to him...

Cross References
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,

Deuteronomy 19:19
then you shall do to him as he had meant to do to his brother. So you shall purge the evil from your midst.

1 Kings 13:18
And he said to him, "I also am a prophet as you are, and an angel spoke to me by the word of the LORD, saying, 'Bring him back with you into your house that he may eat bread and drink water.'" But he lied to him.

Psalm 56:7
For their crime will they escape? In wrath cast down the peoples, O God!

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

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

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