Proverbs 19:5
New International Version
A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will not go free.

New Living Translation
A false witness will not go unpunished, nor will a liar escape.

English Standard Version
A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will not escape.

Berean Study Bible
A false witness will not go unpunished, and one who utters lies will not escape.

New American Standard Bible
A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who tells lies will not escape.

King James Bible
A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.

Christian Standard Bible
A false witness will not go unpunished, and one who utters lies will not escape.

Contemporary English Version
Dishonest witnesses and liars won't escape punishment.

Good News Translation
If you tell lies in court, you will be punished--there will be no escape.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A false witness will not go unpunished, and one who utters lies will not escape.

International Standard Version
A witness to lies will not go unpunished; the teller of falsehoods will not escape.

NET Bible
A false witness will not go unpunished, and the one who spouts out lies will not escape punishment.

New Heart English Bible
A false witness shall not be unpunished. He who pours out lies shall not go free.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A false witness will not be spared and he that speaks falsehood will not be saved.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A lying witness will not go unpunished. One who tells lies will not escape.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A false witness shall not be unpunished; And he that breatheth forth lies shall not escape.

New American Standard 1977
A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who tells lies will not escape.

Jubilee Bible 2000
A false witness shall not go unpunished, and he that speaks lies shall not escape.

King James 2000 Bible
A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaks lies shall not escape.

American King James Version
A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaks lies shall not escape.

American Standard Version
A false witness shall not be unpunished; And he that uttereth lies shall not escape.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that accuses unjustly shall not escape.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A false witness shall not be unpunished: and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.

Darby Bible Translation
A false witness shall not be held innocent, and he that uttereth lies shall not escape.

English Revised Version
A false witness shall not be unpunished; and he that uttereth lies shall not escape.

Webster's Bible Translation
A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.

World English Bible
A false witness shall not be unpunished. He who pours out lies shall not go free.

Young's Literal Translation
A false witness is not acquitted, Whoso breatheth out lies is not delivered.
Study Bible
The Man of Integrity
4Wealth attracts many friends, but a poor man is deserted by his friend. 5A false witness will not go unpunished, and one who utters lies will not escape. 6Many seek the favor of the prince, and everyone is a friend of the gift giver.…
Cross References
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,

Deuteronomy 19:19
you must do to him as he intended to do to his brother. You must purge the evil from among you.

1 Kings 13:18
Then the prophet replied, "I too am a prophet like you, and an angel spoke to me by the word of the LORD, saying, 'Bring him back with you to your house, so that he may eat bread and drink water.'" The old prophet was lying to him,

Psalm 56:7
In spite of such sin, shall they escape? In Your anger, O God, cast down the nations.

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

Proverbs 14:5
An honest witness does not deceive, but a dishonest witness pours forth lies.

Proverbs 19:9
A false witness will not go unpunished, and one who pours out lies will perish.

Proverbs 21:28
A lying witness will perish, but the man who listens to truth will speak forever.

Treasury of Scripture

A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaks lies shall not escape.

FALSE

Proverbs 19:9
A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.

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

Proverbs 21:28
A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth speaketh constantly.

unpunished or held innocent

Deuteronomy 5:11
Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

1 Kings 2:9
Now therefore hold him not guiltless: for thou art a wise man, and knowest what thou oughtest to do unto him; but his hoar head bring thou down to the grave with blood.







Lexicon
A false
שְׁ֭קָרִים (qā·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8267: Deception, disappointment, falsehood

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

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

go unpunished,
יִנָּקֶ֑ה (yin·nā·qeh)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5352: To be, clean, to be bare, extirpated

and one who utters
וְיָפִ֥יחַ (wə·yā·p̄î·aḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 3577: A lie, falsehood, deceptive thing

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

escape.
יִמָּלֵֽט׃ (yim·mā·lêṭ)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4422: To be smooth, to escape, to release, rescue, to bring forth young, emit sparks
Verse 5. - This verse is repeated below (ver. 9). It comes in awkwardly here, interrupting the connection which subsists between vers. 4 and 6. Its right place is doubtless where it occurs below. The Law not only strictly forbade false witness (Exodus 20:16; Exodus 23:1), but it enacted severe penalties against offenders in this particular (Deuteronomy 19:16, etc.); the lex talionis was to be enforced against them, they were to receive no pity: "Life shall be for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot." He that speaketh lies shall not escape. The Septuagint confines the notion of this clause to false accusers, Ὁ δὲ ἐγκαλῶν ἀδίκως, "He who maketh an unjust charge shall not escape," which renders the two clauses almost synonymous. We make a distinction between the members by seeing in the former a denunciation against a false witness in a suit, and in the second a more sweeping menace against any one, whether accuser, slanderer, sycophant, who by lying injures a neighbour. The History of Susanna is brought forward in confirmation of the well deserved fate of false accusers.

Ψευδὴς διαβολὴ τὸν βίον λυμαίνεται.

"A slander is an outrage on man's life." 19:3. Men run into troubles by their own folly, and then fret at the appointments of God. 4. Here we may see how strong is men's love of money. 5. Those that tell lies in discourse, are in a fair way to be guilty of bearing false-witness. 6. We are without excuse if we do not love God with all our hearts. His gifts to us are past number, and all the gifts of men to us are fruits of his bounty. 7. Christ was left by all his disciples; but the Father was with him. It encourages our faith that he had so large an experience of the sorrows of poverty. 8. Those only love their souls aright that get true wisdom. 9. Lying is a damning, destroying sin. 10. A man that has not wisdom and grace, has no right or title to true joy. It is very unseemly for one who is a servant to sin, to oppress God's free-men.
Jump to Previous
Acquitted Breather Breatheth Deceit Escape Forth Free Held Innocent Lies Pours Punishment Speaketh Tells Unpunished Uttereth Utters Witness
Jump to Next
Acquitted Breather Breatheth Deceit Escape Forth Free Held Innocent Lies Pours Punishment Speaketh Tells Unpunished Uttereth Utters Witness
Links
Proverbs 19:5 NIV
Proverbs 19:5 NLT
Proverbs 19:5 ESV
Proverbs 19:5 NASB
Proverbs 19:5 KJV

Proverbs 19:5 Bible Apps
Proverbs 19:5 Biblia Paralela
Proverbs 19:5 Chinese Bible
Proverbs 19:5 French Bible
Proverbs 19:5 German Bible

Alphabetical: A and escape free go he lies not out pours tells unpunished who will witness

OT Poetry: Proverbs 19:5 A false witness shall not be unpunished (Prov. Pro Pr) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Proverbs 19:4
Top of Page
Top of Page