Proverbs 12:17
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New Living Translation
An honest witness tells the truth; a false witness tells lies.

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.

Proverbs 12:17 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

12:17 Deceit - He who uses himself to lying in his common talk, will use falsehood and deceit in judgment.

Proverbs 12:17 Parallel Commentaries

Library
"But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, and his Righteousness, and all These Things Shall be Added unto You. "
Matth. vi. 33.--"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you." The perfection even of the most upright creature, speaks always some imperfection in comparison of God, who is most perfect. The heavens, the sun and moon, in respect of lower things here, how glorious do they appear, and without spot! But behold, they are not clean in God's sight! How far are the angels above us who dwell in clay! They appear to be a pure mass of light and
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Proverbs 6:19
a false witness who pours out lies, a person who sows discord in a family.

Proverbs 12:16
A fool is quick-tempered, but a wise person stays calm when insulted.

Proverbs 12:18
Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing.

Proverbs 14:5
An honest witness does not lie; a false witness breathes lies.

Zechariah 8:16
But this is what you must do: Tell the truth to each other. Render verdicts in your courts that are just and that lead to peace.

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