Proverbs 19:9
New International Version
A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will perish.

New Living Translation
A false witness will not go unpunished, and a liar will be destroyed.

English Standard Version
A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will perish.

Berean Study Bible
A false witness will not go unpunished, and one who pours out lies will perish.

King James Bible
A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.

New King James Version
A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who speaks lies shall perish.

New American Standard Bible
A false witness will not go unpunished, And one who declares lies will perish.

NASB 1995
A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who tells lies will perish.

NASB 1977
A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who tells lies will perish.

Amplified Bible
A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who breathes lies will perish.

Christian Standard Bible
A false witness will not go unpunished, and one who utters lies perishes.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A false witness will not go unpunished, and one who utters lies perishes.

American Standard Version
A false witness shall not be unpunished; And he that uttereth lies shall perish.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A false witness will not be spared, and he that speaks lies will be destroyed.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A false witness shall not be unpunished; and whosoever shall kindle mischief shall perish by it.

Contemporary English Version
Dishonest witnesses and liars will be destroyed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A false witness shall not be unpunished: and he that speaketh lies, shall perish.

English Revised Version
A false witness shall not be unpunished; and he that uttereth lies shall perish.

Good News Translation
No one who tells lies in court can escape punishment; he is doomed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A lying witness will not go unpunished. One who tells lies will die.

International Standard Version
A witness to lies will not go unpunished; the teller of falsehoods will perish.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A false witness shall not be unpunished; And he that breatheth forth lies shall perish.

Literal Standard Version
A false witness is not acquitted, And whoever breathes out lies perishes.

NET Bible
A false witness will not go unpunished, and the one who spouts out lies will perish.

New Heart English Bible
A false witness shall not be unpunished. He who utters lies shall perish.

World English Bible
A false witness shall not be unpunished. He who utters lies shall perish.

Young's Literal Translation
A false witness is not acquitted, And whoso breatheth out lies perisheth.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Man of Integrity
8He who acquires wisdom loves himself; one who safeguards understanding will find success. 9A false witness will not go unpunished, and one who pours out lies will perish. 10Luxury is unseemly for a fool—how much worse for a slave to rule over princes!…

Cross References
Proverbs 6:19
a false witness who gives false testimony, and one who stirs up discord among brothers.

Proverbs 12:19
Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.

Proverbs 19:5
A false witness will not go unpunished, and one who utters lies will not escape.

Proverbs 21:28
A lying witness will perish, but the man who listens to truth will speak forever.

Daniel 6:24
At the command of the king, the men who had falsely accused Daniel were brought and thrown into the den of lions--they and their children and wives. And before they had reached the bottom of the den, the lions overpowered them and crushed all their bones.


Treasury of Scripture

A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaks lies shall perish.

FALSE

Proverbs 19:5
A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.

and

Isaiah 9:15-17
The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail…

Jeremiah 23:25-32
I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed…

Jeremiah 28:15-17
Then said the prophet Jeremiah unto Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, Hananiah; The LORD hath not sent thee; but thou makest this people to trust in a lie…









Verse 9. - A repetition of ver. 5, except that shall perish is substituted for "shall not escape." Septuagint, "And whosoever shall kindle mischief shall perish by it." The Greek translators have rendered the special reference in the original to slanderers and liars by a general term, and introduced the notion of Divine retribution, which is not definitely expressed in the Hebrew.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
A false
שְׁ֭קָרִים (qā·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8267: Deception, disappointment, falsehood

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

will not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

go unpunished,
יִנָּקֶ֑ה (yin·nā·qeh)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5352: To be, clean, to be bare, extirpated

and one who pours out
וְיָפִ֖יחַ (wə·yā·p̄î·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

will perish.
יֹאבֵֽד׃ (yō·ḇêḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6: To wander away, lose oneself, to perish


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