Proverbs 12 :19

Proverbs 12 :19 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

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

King James Version (KJV)

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.

Definitions for Proverbs 12 :19

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.

Barnes' Commentary on Proverbs 12 :19

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 12 :19

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