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

King James 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.

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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The poor is separated from his neighbor - Because he has the "disease of all-shunned poverty."

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

Proverbs 6:19 A false witness that speaks lies, and he that sows discord among brothers.

Proverbs 21:28 A false witness shall perish: but the man that hears speaks constantly.

Exodus 23:1 You shall not raise a false report: put not your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.

Deuteronomy 19:16-21 If a false witness rise up against any man to testify against him that which is wrong...

Psalm 120:3,4 What shall be given to you? or what shall be done to you, you false tongue...

Daniel 6:24 And the king commanded, and they brought those men which had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions, them...

unpunished or held innocent

Deuteronomy 5:11 You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that takes his name in vain.

1 Kings 2:9 Now therefore hold him not guiltless: for you are a wise man, and know what you ought to do to him...

[This chapter is based on 2 Kings 5.] "Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honorable, because by him the Lord had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valor, but he was a leper." Ben-hadad, king of Syria, had defeated the armies of Israel in the battle which resulted in the death of Ahab. Since that time the Syrians had maintained against Israel a constant border warfare, and in one of their raids they had carried away a
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Second Journey through Galilee - the Healing of the Leper.
A DAY and an evening such as of that Sabbath of healing in Capernaum must, with reverence be it written, have been followed by what opens the next section. [2299] To the thoughtful observer there is such unbroken harmony in the Life of Jesus, such accord of the inward and outward, as to carry instinctive conviction of the truth of its record. It was, so to speak, an inward necessity that the God-Man, when brought into contact with disease and misery, whether from physical or supernatural causes,
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

The Knowledge of God
'The Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.' I Sam 2:2. Glorious things are spoken of God; he transcends our thoughts, and the praises of angels. God's glory lies chiefly in his attributes, which are the several beams by which the divine nature shines forth. Among other of his orient excellencies, this is not the least, The Lord is a God of knowledge; or as the Hebrew word is, A God of knowledges.' Through the bright mirror of his own essence, he has a full idea and cognisance
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Christian Meekness
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth Matthew 5:5 We are now got to the third step leading in the way to blessedness, Christian meekness. Blessed are the meek'. See how the Spirit of God adorns the hidden man of the heart, with multiplicity of graces! The workmanship of the Holy Ghost is not only curious, but various. It makes the heart meek, pure, peaceable etc. The graces therefore are compared to needlework, which is different and various in its flowers and colours (Psalm 45:14).
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Cross References
Exodus 23:1
"Do not spread false reports. Do not help a guilty person by being a malicious witness.

Deuteronomy 19:16
If a malicious witness takes the stand to accuse someone of a crime,

Deuteronomy 19:19
then do to the false witness as that witness intended to do to the other party. You must purge the evil from among you.

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.)

Psalm 56:7
Because of their wickedness do not let them escape; in your anger, God, bring the nations down.

Proverbs 6:19
a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.

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

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