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Proverbs 12:19

    Proverbs 12:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    True lips are certain for ever, but a false tongue is only for a minute.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 12:19

    A lying tongue is but for a moment - Truth stands for ever; because its foundation is indestructible: but falsehood may soon be detected; and, though it gain credit for a while, it had that credit because it was supposed to be truth.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 12:19

    12:19 A moment - Liars, though they may make a fair shew for a season, yet are quickly convicted.