New American Standard Bible
A truthful witness saves lives, But he who utters lies is treacherous.
King James Bible
A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.
Darby Bible Translation
A true witness delivereth souls; but deceit uttereth lies.
World English Bible
A truthful witness saves souls, but a false witness is deceitful.
Young's Literal Translation
A true witness is delivering souls, And a deceitful one breatheth out lies.
Proverbs 14:25 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
In the second clause, "destroyeth life" might have been expected as the antithesis to "delivereth souls." But what worse could be said? "A deceitful witness speaketh lies." All destruction is implied in falsehood.
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'... A good man shall be satisfied from himself.'--PROVERBS xiv. 14. At first sight this saying strikes one as somewhat unlike the ordinary Scripture tone, and savouring rather of a Stoical self-complacency; but we recall parallel sayings, such as Christ's words, 'The water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water'; and the Apostle's, 'Then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone.' We further note that the text has an antithetic parallel in the preceding clause, where the picture is …
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A trustworthy witness will not lie, But a false witness utters lies.
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