Proverbs 12:19
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King James Version
The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

Darby Bible Translation
The lip of truth shall be established for ever; but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

World English Bible
Truth's lips will be established forever, but a lying tongue is only momentary.

Young's Literal Translation
The lip of truth is established for ever, And for a moment -- a tongue of falsehood.

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The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.Proverbs 12:19 Parallel Commentaries

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To Pastors and Teachers
To Pastors and Teachers If all who laboured for the conversion of others were to introduce them immediately into Prayer and the Interior Life, and make it their main design to gain and win over the heart, numberless as well as permanent conversions would certainly ensue. On the contrary, few and transient fruits must attend that labour which is confined to outward matters; such as burdening the disciple with a thousand precepts for external exercises, instead of leaving the soul to Christ by the
Madame Guyon—A Short and Easy Method of Prayer

Of Having Confidence in God when Evil Words are Cast at Us
"My Son, stand fast and believe in Me. For what are words but words? They fly through the air, but they bruise no stone. If thou are guilty, think how thou wouldst gladly amend thyself; if thou knowest nothing against thyself, consider that thou wilt gladly bear this for God's sake. It is little enough that thou sometimes hast to bear hard words, for thou art not yet able to bear hard blows. And wherefore do such trivial matters go to thine heart, except that thou art yet carnal, and regardest
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

The Ninth Commandment
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.' Exod 20: 16. THE tongue which at first was made to be an organ of God's praise, is now become an instrument of unrighteousness. This commandment binds the tongue to its good behaviour. God has set two natural fences to keep in the tongue, the teeth and lips; and this commandment is a third fence set about it, that it should not break forth into evil. It has a prohibitory and a mandatory part: the first is set down in plain words, the other
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

Cross References
1 Kings 13:18
He said unto him, I am a prophet also as thou art; and an angel spake unto me by the word of the LORD, saying, Bring him back with thee into thine house, that he may eat bread and drink water. But he lied unto him.

Psalm 52:4
Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue.

Psalm 52:5
God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.

Proverbs 12:20
Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellers of peace is joy.

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

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