Proverbs 25:18
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New 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.

Darby Bible Translation
A maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow, is a man that beareth false witness against his neighbour.

World English Bible
A man who gives false testimony against his neighbor is like a club, a sword, or a sharp arrow.

Young's Literal Translation
A maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow, Is the man testifying against his neighbour a false testimony.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Maul - A heavy sledge hammer. The word is connected with "malleus:" its diminutive "mallet" is still in use.

Proverbs 25:18 Parallel Commentaries

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Good News
A sermon (No. 2866) delivered on Thursday Evening, January 6th, 1876, by C.H. Spurgeon at The Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. "As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country."--Proverbs 25:25. This is a text for summertime rather than for a winter's evening. It is only on one of our hottest summer days that we could fully appreciate the illustration here employed; we need to be parched with thirst to be able to feel the value of cold waters to quench our thirst. At the same
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

Epistle Xlii. To Eulogius, Patriarch of Alexandria.
To Eulogius, Patriarch of Alexandria. Gregory to Eulogius, &c. We return great thanks to Almighty God, that in the mouth of the heart a sweet savour of charity is experienced, when that which is written is fulfilled, As cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country (Prov. xxv. 25). For I had previously been greatly disturbed by a letter from Boniface the Chartularius, my responsalis, who dwells in the royal city, saying that your to me most sweet and pleasant Holiness had suffered
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

The Ninth Commandment
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.' Exod 20: 16. THE tongue which at first was made to be an organ of God's praise, is now become an instrument of unrighteousness. This commandment binds the tongue to its good behaviour. God has set two natural fences to keep in the tongue, the teeth and lips; and this commandment is a third fence set about it, that it should not break forth into evil. It has a prohibitory and a mandatory part: the first is set down in plain words, the other
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Exodus 20:16
"You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Psalm 57:4
My soul is among lions; I must lie among those who breathe forth fire, Even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows And their tongue a sharp sword.

Psalm 120:4
Sharp arrows of the warrior, With the burning coals of the broom tree.

Proverbs 12:18
There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Proverbs 24:28
Do not be a witness against your neighbor without cause, And do not deceive with your lips.

Proverbs 25:17
Let your foot rarely be in your neighbor's house, Or he will become weary of you and hate you.

Jeremiah 9:8
"Their tongue is a deadly arrow; It speaks deceit; With his mouth one speaks peace to his neighbor, But inwardly he sets an ambush for him.

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