New Living Translation
A false witness will be cut off, but a credible witness will be allowed to speak.
King James Bible
A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth speaketh constantly.
Darby Bible Translation
A lying witness shall perish; and a man that heareth shall speak constantly.
World English Bible
A false witness will perish, and a man who listens speaks to eternity.
Young's Literal Translation
A false witness doth perish, And an attentive man for ever speaketh.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
21:28 Heareth - He witnesses nothing but what he has heard or seen. Constantly - Always affirms the same thing.
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