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Proverbs 14:25

    Proverbs 14:25 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    A true witness is the saviour of lives; but he who says false things is a cause of deceit.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 14:25

    In the second clause, "destroyeth life" might have been expected as the antithesis to "delivereth souls." But what worse could be said? "A deceitful witness speaketh lies." All destruction is implied in falsehood.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 14:25

    14:25 Souls - Such as are innocent, from false accusations.