Proverbs 14:5
New International Version
An honest witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies.

New Living Translation
An honest witness does not lie; a false witness breathes lies.

English Standard Version
A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes out lies.

Berean Study Bible
An honest witness does not deceive, but a dishonest witness pours forth lies.

King James Bible
A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.

New King James Version
A faithful witness does not lie, But a false witness will utter lies.

New American Standard Bible
A trustworthy witness will not lie, But a false witness declares lies.

NASB 1995
A trustworthy witness will not lie, But a false witness utters lies.

NASB 1977
A faithful witness will not lie, But a false witness speaks lies.

Amplified Bible
A faithful and trustworthy witness will not lie, But a false witness speaks lies.

Christian Standard Bible
An honest witness does not deceive, but a dishonest witness utters lies.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
An honest witness does not deceive, but a dishonest witness utters lies.

American Standard Version
A faithful witness will not lie; But a false witness uttereth lies.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A trustworthy witness is not false and he that speaks falsehood is a false witness.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A faithful witness does not lie; but an unjust witness kindles falsehoods.

Contemporary English Version
An honest witness tells the truth; a dishonest witness tells nothing but lies.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A faithful witness will not lie: but a deceitful witness uttereth a lie.

English Revised Version
A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness uttereth lies.

Good News Translation
A reliable witness always tells the truth, but an unreliable one tells nothing but lies.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A trustworthy witness does not lie, but a dishonest witness breathes lies.

International Standard Version
A trustworthy witness does not deceive, but a false witness spews lies.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A faithful witness will not lie; But a false witness breatheth forth lies.

Literal Standard Version
A faithful witness does not lie, And a false witness breathes out lies.

NET Bible
A truthful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes out lies.

New Heart English Bible
A truthful witness will not lie, but a false witness pours out 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Wise Woman
4Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but an abundant harvest comes through the strength of the ox. 5An honest witness does not deceive, but a dishonest witness pours forth lies. 6A mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.…

Cross References
Revelation 1:5
and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and has released us from our sins by His blood,

Revelation 3:14
To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Originator of God's creation.

Exodus 23:1
"You shall not spread a false report. Do not join the wicked by being a malicious witness.

Deuteronomy 19:16
If a false witness testifies against someone, accusing him of a crime,

Proverbs 6:19
a false witness who gives false testimony, and one who stirs up discord among brothers.

Proverbs 12:17
He who speaks the truth declares what is right, but a false witness speaks deceit.

Proverbs 14:4
Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but an abundant harvest comes through the strength of the ox.


Treasury of Scripture

A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.

Proverbs 4:25
Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.

Proverbs 6:19
A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

Proverbs 12:17
He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.









Verse 5. - A repetition of Proverbs 12:17 (see also Proverbs 6:19). A faithful witness cannot be induced to swerve from the truth by threat or bribe. Will utter; Hebrew, breatheth forth. A false witness with no compulsion, as it were naturally, puts forth lies (comp. ver. 25; Proverbs 19:5). Septuagint, " An unrighteous witness kindleth (ἐκκαίει) falsehood."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
An honest
אֱ֭מוּנִים (’ĕ·mū·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 529: Established, trusty, trustworthiness

witness
עֵ֣ד (‘êḏ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5707: A witness, testimony, a recorder, prince

does not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

deceive,
יְכַזֵּ֑ב (yə·ḵaz·zêḇ)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3576: To lie, be a liar

but a dishonest
שָֽׁקֶר׃ (šā·qer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8267: Deception, disappointment, falsehood

witness
עֵ֣ד (‘êḏ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5707: A witness, testimony, a recorder, prince

pours forth
וְיָפִ֥יחַ (wə·yā·p̄î·aḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6315: To puff, blow with the breath, air, to fan, to utter, to kindle, to scoff

lies.
כְּ֝זָבִ֗ים (kə·zā·ḇîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3577: A lie, falsehood, deceptive thing


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