New Living Translation
Telling lies about others is as harmful as hitting them with an ax, wounding them with a sword, or shooting them with a sharp arrow.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
25:18 A sword - Is as cruel and pernicious as any instrument of death.
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