New American Standard Bible
He who speaks truth tells what is right, But a false witness, deceit.
King James Bible
He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.
Darby Bible Translation
He that uttereth truth sheweth forth righteousness; but a false witness deceit.
World English Bible
He who is truthful testifies honestly, but a false witness lies.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso uttereth faithfulness declareth righteousness, And a false witness -- deceit.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The thought which lies below the surface is that of the inseparable union between truth and justice. The end does not justify the means, and only he who breathes and utters truth makes the righteous cause clear.
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To Pastors and Teachers If all who laboured for the conversion of others were to introduce them immediately into Prayer and the Interior Life, and make it their main design to gain and win over the heart, numberless as well as permanent conversions would certainly ensue. On the contrary, few and transient fruits must attend that labour which is confined to outward matters; such as burdening the disciple with a thousand precepts for external exercises, instead of leaving the soul to Christ by the …
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A false witness who utters lies, And one who spreads strife among brothers.
A fool's anger is known at once, But a prudent man conceals dishonor.
There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing.
A trustworthy witness will not lie, But a false witness utters lies.
'These are the things which you should do: speak the truth to one another; judge with truth and judgment for peace in your gates.
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