Proverbs 21:28
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English Standard Version
A false witness will perish, but the word of a man who hears will endure.

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

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

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth speaketh constantly.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

22 A wise man scaleth a city of the mighty;

     And casteth down the fortress in which they trusted.

Ecclesiastes 9:14. is a side-piece to this, according to which a single wise man, although poor, may become the deliverer of a city besieged by a great army, and destitute of the means of defence. עלה, seq. acc., means to climb up, Joel 2:7; here, of the scaling of a fortified town, viz., its fortress. עז is that which makes it עיר עז, Isaiah 26:1 : its armour of protection, which is designated by the genit. מבטחה, as the object and ground of their confidence. The vocalization מבטחה, for mibtachcha (cf. Jeremiah 48:13 with Job 18:14), follows the rule Gesen. 27, Anm. 2b. The suff., as in לאתננּה, Isaiah 23:17, is lightened, because if its mappik, Michlol 30b; vid., regarding the various grounds of these formae raphatae pro mappicatis, Bttcher, 418. If a city is defended by ever so many valiant men, the wise man knows the point where it may be overcome, and knows how to organize the assault so as to destroy the proud fortress. With ויּרד, he brings to ruin, cf. עד רדתּהּ, Deuteronomy 20:20.

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false witness

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

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

Proverbs 25:18 A man that bears false witness against his neighbor is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.

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

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

the man

Proverbs 12:19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

Acts 12:15 And they said to her, You are mad. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then said they, It is his angel.

2 Corinthians 1:17-20 When I therefore was thus minded, did I use lightness? or the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh...

2 Corinthians 4:13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe...

Titus 3:8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that you affirm constantly...

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

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

Proverbs 19:9
A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will perish.

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