New American Standard Bible
Like a club and a sword and a sharp arrow Is a man who bears false witness against his neighbor.
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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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Maul - A heavy sledge hammer. The word is connected with "malleus:" its diminutive "mallet" is still in use.
A sermon (No. 2866) delivered on Thursday Evening, January 6th, 1876, by C.H. Spurgeon at The Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. "As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country."--Proverbs 25:25. This is a text for summertime rather than for a winter's evening. It is only on one of our hottest summer days that we could fully appreciate the illustration here employed; we need to be parched with thirst to be able to feel the value of cold waters to quench our thirst. At the same …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Epistle Xlii. To Eulogius, Patriarch of Alexandria.
The Ninth Commandment
"You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
My soul is among lions; I must lie among those who breathe forth fire, Even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows And their tongue a sharp sword.
Sharp arrows of the warrior, With the burning coals of the broom tree.
There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing.
Do not be a witness against your neighbor without cause, And do not deceive with your lips.
Let your foot rarely be in your neighbor's house, Or he will become weary of you and hate you.
"Their tongue is a deadly arrow; It speaks deceit; With his mouth one speaks peace to his neighbor, But inwardly he sets an ambush for him.
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