Proverbs 12:19
Modern Translations
New International Version
Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.

New Living Translation
Truthful words stand the test of time, but lies are soon exposed.

English Standard Version
Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

Berean Study Bible
Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.

New American Standard Bible
Truthful lips will endure forever, But a lying tongue is only for a moment.

NASB 1995
Truthful lips will be established forever, But a lying tongue is only for a moment.

NASB 1977
Truthful lips will be established forever, But a lying tongue is only for a moment.

Amplified Bible
Truthful lips will be established forever, But a lying tongue is [credited] only for a moment.

Christian Standard Bible
Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue, only a moment.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue, only a moment.

Contemporary English Version
Truth will last forever; lies are soon found out.

Good News Translation
A lie has a short life, but truth lives on forever.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The word of truth lasts forever, but lies last only a moment.

International Standard Version
A truthful saying is trusted forever, but the liar only for a moment.

NET Bible
The one who tells the truth will endure forever, but the one who lies will last only for a moment.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

New King James Version
The truthful lip shall be established forever, But a lying tongue is but for a moment.

King James 2000 Bible
The lip of truth shall be established forever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

New Heart English Bible
Truth's lips will be established forever, but a lying tongue is only momentary.

World English Bible
Truth's lips will be established forever, but a lying tongue is only momentary.

American King James Version
The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

American Standard Version
The lip of truth shall be established for ever; But a lying tongue is but for a moment.

A Faithful Version
The lips of truth shall be established forever, 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.

English Revised Version
The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

Webster's Bible Translation
The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
The lip of trueth shall be stable for euer: but a lying tongue varieth incontinently.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
The lippe of trueth shalbe stable for euer: but a dissemblyng tongue is soone chaunged.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
A true mouth is euer constat, but a dyssemblinge toge is soone chaunged.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
The lip of truth is established forever, "" And a tongue of falsehood for a moment.

Young's Literal Translation
The lip of truth is established for ever, And for a moment -- a tongue of falsehood.

Smith's Literal Translation
The lip of truth shall be prepared forever: and the tongue of falsehood while I shall wink.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
The lip of truth shall be steadfast for ever: but he that is a hasty witness, frameth a lying tongue.

Catholic Public Domain Version
The lips of truth shall be steadfast forever. But a hasty witness readies a lying tongue.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
The lips of truth are right, and the hasty witness does evil with his tongue.

Lamsa Bible
The lips of truth are forthright; but the tongue of a lying witness is wicked.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
The lip of truth shall be established for ever; But a lying tongue is but for a moment.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
True lips establish testimony; but a hasty witness has an unjust tongue.








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