New International Version
An honest witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out 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
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But much increase is by the strength of the ox - The ox is the most profitable of all the beasts used in husbandry. Except merely for speed, he is almost in every respect superior to the horse.
1. He is longer lived.
2. Scarcely liable to any diseases.
3. He is steady, and always pulls fair in his gears.
4. He lives, fattens, and maintains his strength on what a horse will not eat, and therefore is supported on one third the cost.
5. His manure is more profitable.
6. When he is worn out in his labor his flesh is good for the nourishment of man, his horns of great utility, and his hide almost invaluable.
It might be added, he is little or no expense in shoeing, and his gears are much more simple, and much less expensive, than those of the horse. In all large farms oxen are greatly to be preferred to horses. Have but patience with this most patient animal, and you will soon find that there is much increase by the strength and labor of the ox.
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TEXT: "The wicked shall not be unpunished."--Prov. 11:21. There are very many passages of Scripture which ought to be read in connection with this text; as for example, "Fools make a mock at sin" (Proverbs 14:9), for only a fool would. Better trifle with the pestilence and expose one's self to the plague than to discount the blighting effects of sin. And, again, "The soul that sinneth it shall die" (Ezekiel 18:4). From this clear statement of the word of God there is no escape. Or, again, "Our …
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Sin the Mocker
Epistle xxx. To Eulogius, Bishop of Alexandria.
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and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood,
"To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God's creation.
"Do not spread false reports. Do not help a guilty person by being a malicious witness.
If a malicious witness takes the stand to accuse someone of a crime,
a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.
An honest witness tells the truth, but a false witness tells lies.
Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox come abundant harvests.
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