Proverbs 12:17
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New American Standard Bible
He who speaks truth tells what is right, But a false witness, deceit.

King James Bible
He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.

Darby Bible Translation
He that uttereth truth sheweth forth righteousness; but a false witness deceit.

World English Bible
He who is truthful testifies honestly, but a false witness lies.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso uttereth faithfulness declareth righteousness, And a false witness -- deceit.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The thought which lies below the surface is that of the inseparable union between truth and justice. The end does not justify the means, and only he who breathes and utters truth makes the righteous cause clear.

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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

The Authority and Utility of the Scriptures
2 Tim. iii. 16.--"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." We told you that there was nothing more necessary to know than what our end is, and what the way is that leads to that end. We see the most part of men walking at random,--running an uncertain race,--because they do not propose unto themselves a certain scope to aim at, and whither to direct their whole course. According to men's particular
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
Proverbs 6:19
A false witness who utters lies, And one who spreads strife among brothers.

Proverbs 12:16
A fool's anger is known at once, But a prudent man conceals dishonor.

Proverbs 12:18
There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Proverbs 14:5
A trustworthy witness will not lie, But a false witness utters lies.

Zechariah 8:16
'These are the things which you should do: speak the truth to one another; judge with truth and judgment for peace in your gates.

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