New American Standard Bible
A trustworthy witness will not lie, But a false witness utters lies.
King James Bible
A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.
Darby Bible Translation
A faithful witness will not lie; but a false witness uttereth lies.
World English Bible
A truthful witness will not lie, but a false witness pours out lies.
Young's Literal Translation
A faithful witness lieth not, And a false witness breatheth out lies.
Proverbs 14:5 Parallel
LibrarySatisfied from Self
'... 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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and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood--
"To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God, says this:
"You shall not bear a false report; do not join your hand with a wicked man to be a malicious witness.
"If a malicious witness rises up against a man to accuse him of wrongdoing,
A false witness who utters lies, And one who spreads strife among brothers.
He who speaks truth tells what is right, But a false witness, deceit.
Where no oxen are, the manger is clean, But much revenue comes by the strength of the ox.
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