New Living Translation
An honest witness tells the truth; 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
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:17 Deceit - He who uses himself to lying in his common talk, will use falsehood and deceit in judgment.
Library"But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, and his Righteousness, and all These Things Shall be Added unto You. "
Matth. vi. 33.--"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you." The perfection even of the most upright creature, speaks always some imperfection in comparison of God, who is most perfect. The heavens, the sun and moon, in respect of lower things here, how glorious do they appear, and without spot! But behold, they are not clean in God's sight! How far are the angels above us who dwell in clay! They appear to be a pure mass of light and …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
a false witness who pours out lies, a person who sows discord in a family.
A fool is quick-tempered, but a wise person stays calm when insulted.
Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing.
An honest witness does not lie; a false witness breathes lies.
But this is what you must do: Tell the truth to each other. Render verdicts in your courts that are just and that lead to peace.
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