KJV LexiconA man
a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation)
to eye or (generally) to heed, i.e. pay attention; by implication, to respond; by extens. to begin to speak; specifically to sing, shout, testify, announce
an untruth; by implication, a sham (often adverbial) -- without a cause, deceit(-ful), false(-hood, -ly), feignedly, liar, + lie, lying, vain (thing), wrongfully.
concretely, a witness; abstractly, testimony; specifically, a recorder, i.e. prince -- witness.
against his neighbour
an associate (more or less close) -- brother, companion, fellow, friend, husband, lover, neighbour, (an-)other.
is a maul
a breaker, i.e. mallet -- maul.
and a sword
drought; also a cutting instrument (from its destructive effect), as a knife, sword, or other sharp implement -- axe, dagger, knife, mattock, sword, tool.
and a sharp
to point (transitive or intransitive); intensively, to pierce; figuratively, to inculcate -- prick, sharp(-en), teach diligently, whet.
a piercer, i.e. an arrow; by implication, a wound; figuratively, (of God) thunder-bolt; the shaft of a spear
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
Like a club and a sword and a sharp arrow Is a man who bears false witness against his neighbor.
King James Bible
A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
A man giving false testimony against his neighbor is like a club, a sword, or a sharp arrow.
International Standard Version
A club, a sword, and a sharp arrow— that's what a man is who lies about his neighbor.
Like a club or a sword or a sharp arrow, so is the one who testifies against his neighbor as a false witness.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Like a club, a sword and a sharp arrow, so is a man that testifies false testimony against his neighbor.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
[Like] a club and a sword and a sharp arrow, [so] is a person who gives false testimony against his neighbor.
King James 2000 Bible
A man that bears false witness against his neighbor is a club, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.
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