New International Version
Like a club or a sword or a sharp arrow is one who gives false testimony against a 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.
Proverbs 25:18 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Withdraw thy foot - Another proverb will illustrate this: "Too much familiarity breeds contempt."
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"You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
I am in the midst of lions; I am forced to dwell among ravenous beasts-- men whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords.
He will punish you with a warrior's sharp arrows, with burning coals of the broom bush.
The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
Do not testify against your neighbor without cause-- would you use your lips to mislead?
Seldom set foot in your neighbor's house-- too much of you, and they will hate you.
Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaks deceitfully. With their mouths they all speak cordially to their neighbors, but in their hearts they set traps for them.
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