KJV LexiconThe lip
the lip (as a natural boundary); by implication, language; by analogy, a margin (of a vessel, water, cloth, etc.)
stability; (figuratively) certainty, truth, trustworthiness -- assured(-ly), establishment, faithful, right, sure, true (-ly, -th), verity.
shall be established
to be erect (i.e. stand perpendicular); hence (causatively) to set up, in a great variety of applications
a (peremptory) terminus, i.e. (by implication) duration, in the sense of advance or perpetuity (substantially as a noun, either with or without a preposition)
but a lying
an untruth; by implication, a sham (often adverbial) -- without a cause, deceit(-ful), false(-hood, -ly), feignedly, liar, + lie, lying, vain (thing), wrongfully.
the tongue (of man or animals), used literally (as the instrument of licking, eating, or speech), and figuratively (speech, an ingot, a fork of flame, a cove of water)
is but for a moment
to toss violently and suddenly (the sea with waves, the skin with boils); figuratively (in a favorable manner) to settle, i.e. quiet; specifically, to wink
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
Truthful lips will be established forever, But a lying tongue is only for a moment.
King James Bible
The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue, only a moment.
International Standard Version
A truthful saying is trusted forever, but the liar only for a moment.
The one who tells the truth will endure forever, but the one who lies will last only for a moment.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The lips of truth are right, and the hasty witness does evil with his tongue.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
The word of truth lasts forever, but lies last only a moment.
King James 2000 Bible
The lip of truth shall be established forever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
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