Proverbs 14:25
New International Version
A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is deceitful.

New Living Translation
A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is a traitor.

English Standard Version
A truthful witness saves lives, but one who breathes out lies is deceitful.

Berean Study Bible
A truthful witness saves lives, but one who utters lies is deceitful.

King James Bible
A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.

New King James Version
A true witness delivers souls, But a deceitful witness speaks lies.

New American Standard Bible
A truthful witness saves lives, But one who declares lies is deceitful.

NASB 1995
A truthful witness saves lives, But he who utters lies is treacherous.

NASB 1977
A truthful witness saves lives, But he who speaks lies is treacherous.

Amplified Bible
A truthful witness saves lives, But he who speaks lies is treacherous.

Christian Standard Bible
A truthful witness rescues lives, but one who utters lies is deceitful.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A truthful witness rescues lives, but one who utters lies is deceitful.

American Standard Version
A true witness delivereth souls; But he that uttereth lies causeth deceit.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A true witness delivers souls, and a false witness speaks deceit.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A faithful witness shall deliver a soul from evil: but a deceitful man kindles falsehoods.

Contemporary English Version
An honest witness can save your life, but liars can't be trusted.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A faithful witness delivereth souls: and the double dealer uttereth lies.

English Revised Version
A true witness delivereth souls: but he that uttereth lies causeth deceit.

Good News Translation
A witness saves lives when he tells the truth; when he tells lies, he betrays people.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
An honest witness saves lives, but one who tells lies is dangerous.

International Standard Version
A truthful witness saves lives, but the person who lies is deceitful.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A true witness delivereth souls; But he that breatheth forth lies is all deceit.

Literal Standard Version
A true witness is delivering souls, And a deceitful one breathes out lies.

NET Bible
A truthful witness rescues lives, but the one who breathes lies brings deception.

New Heart English Bible
A truthful witness saves souls, but a false witness is deceitful.

World English Bible
A truthful witness saves souls, but a false witness is deceitful.

Young's Literal Translation
A true witness is delivering souls, And a deceitful one breatheth out lies.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Wise Woman
24The crown of the wise is their wealth, but the effort of fools is folly. 25A truthful witness saves lives, but one who utters lies is deceitful. 26He who fears the LORD is secure in confidence, and his children shall have a place of refuge.…

Cross References
Proverbs 11:30
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise.

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


Treasury of Scripture

A true witness delivers souls: but a deceitful witness speaks lies.

Proverbs 14:5
A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.

Acts 20:21,26,27
Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ…

Acts 26:16-20
But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; …









Verse 25. - A true witness delivereth souls (ver. 5; Proverbs 12:17). A true witness saves persons who are in danger owing to false accusation or calumny; saves lives; "saves from evils," says the Septuagint. But a deceitful witness speaketh lies, and therewith endangers lives. Literally, He who breatheth out lies is deceit; he is a personification of fraud, dominated and informed by it; it has become his very nature. "Falsehood is the devil's daughter, and speaks her father's tongue." Septuagint, "But a deceitful witness kindles (ἐκκαίει) lies."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
A truthful
אֱמֶ֑ת (’ĕ·meṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 571: Stability, certainty, truth, trustworthiness

witness
עֵ֣ד (‘êḏ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5707: A witness, testimony, a recorder, prince

saves
מַצִּ֣יל (maṣ·ṣîl)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5337: To strip, plunder, deliver oneself, be delivered, snatch away, deliver

lives,
נְ֭פָשׁוֹת (nə·p̄ā·šō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

but one who utters
וְיָפִ֖חַ (wə·yā·p̄i·aḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6315: To puff, blow with the breath, air, to fan, to utter, to kindle, to scoff

lies
כְּזָבִ֣ים (kə·zā·ḇîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3577: A lie, falsehood, deceptive thing

is deceitful.
מִרְמָֽה׃ (mir·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4820: Deceit, treachery


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