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Proverbs 12:17

    Proverbs 12:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He that speaks truth shows forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He that uttereth truth showeth forth righteousness; But a false witness, deceit.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The breathing out of true words gives knowledge of righteousness; but a false witness gives out deceit.

    Webster's Revision

    He that uttereth truth showeth forth righteousness; But a false witness, deceit.

    World English Bible

    He who is truthful testifies honestly, but a false witness lies.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He that uttereth truth sheweth forth righteousness, but a false witness deceit.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 12:17

    The thought which lies below the surface is that of the inseparable union between truth and justice. The end does not justify the means, and only he who breathes and utters truth makes the righteous cause clear.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 12:17

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