New International Version
An honest witness tells the truth, but a false witness tells lies.
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.
Proverbs 12:17 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A fool's wrath is presently known - We have a proverb very like this, and it will serve for illustration: -
A fool's bolt is soon shot.
A weak-minded man has no self-government; he is easily angered, and generally speaks whatever comes first to his mind.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Many-Sided Contrast of Wisdom and Folly
'Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish. 2. A good man obtaineth favour of the Lord: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn. 3. A man shall not be established by wickedness; but the root of the righteous shall not be moved. 4. A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. 5. The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit. 6. The words of the wicked are to lie …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Of Having Confidence in God when Evil Words are Cast at Us
a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.
Fools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult.
The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
An honest witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies.
These are the things you are to do: Speak the truth to each other, and render true and sound judgment in your courts;
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