New International Version
Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.
King James Bible
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.
Proverbs 12:19 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A lying tongue is but for a moment - Truth stands for ever; because its foundation is indestructible: but falsehood may soon be detected; and, though it gain credit for a while, it had that credit because it was supposed to be truth.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Many-Sided Contrast of Wisdom and Folly
'Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish. 2. A good man obtaineth favour of the Lord: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn. 3. A man shall not be established by wickedness; but the root of the righteous shall not be moved. 4. A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. 5. The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit. 6. The words of the wicked are to lie …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Of Having Confidence in God when Evil Words are Cast at Us
1 Kings 13:18
The old prophet answered, "I too am a prophet, as you are. And an angel said to me by the word of the LORD: 'Bring him back with you to your house so that he may eat bread and drink water.'" (But he was lying to him.)
You love every harmful word, you deceitful tongue!
Surely God will bring you down to everlasting ruin: He will snatch you up and pluck you from your tent; he will uproot you from the land of the living.
Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil, but those who promote peace have joy.
A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will perish.
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