New Living Translation
Wealth created by a lying tongue is a vanishing mist and a deadly trap.
King James Bible
The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.
Darby Bible Translation
The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting breath of them that seek death.
World English Bible
Getting treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor for those who seek death.
Young's Literal Translation
The making of treasures by a lying tongue, Is a vanity driven away of those seeking death.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
21:6 Lying tongue - By any false or deceitful words or actions. Is tossed - Is like the chaff or smoak driven away by the wind. Of them - That take those courses which will bring destruction upon them.
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