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Proverbs 14:25 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— A true witness delivereth souls; But he that uttereth lies [causeth] deceit.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful [witness] speaketh lies.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— A truthful witness saves lives, But he who utters lies is treacherous.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful [witness] speaketh lies.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— A true witness delivereth souls; but deceit uttereth lies.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— A deliverer of souls, is a faithful witness, but, he that uttereth falsehoods, is a fraud.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— A true witness is delivering souls, And a deceitful one breatheth out lies.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— A faithful witness delivereth souls: and the double dealer uttereth lies.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— A true witnesse deliuereth soules: but a deceitfull [witnesse] speaketh lyes.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— A faithful witness shall deliver a soul from evil: but a deceitful [man] kindles falsehoods.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful [witness] speaketh lies.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
A true 571
{0571} Prime
Contracted from H0539; stability; figuratively certainty, truth, trustworthiness.
witness 5707
{5707} Prime
From H5749 contracted; concretely a witness; abstractly testimony; specifically a recorder, that is, prince.
delivereth 5337
{5337} Prime
A primitive root; to snatch away, whether in a good or a bad sense.
<8688> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 857
souls: 5315
{5315} Prime
From H5314; properly a breathing creature, that is, animal or (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental).
but a deceitful 4820
{4820} Prime
From H7411 in the sense of deceiving; fraud.
[witness] speaketh 6315
{6315} Prime
A primitive root; to puff, that is, blow with the breath or air; hence to fan (as a breeze), to utter, to kindle (a fire), to scoff.
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
lies. 3577
{3577} Prime
From H3576; falsehood; literally (untruth) or figuratively (idol).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 14:25

_ _ Life often depends on truth-telling.

_ _ a deceitful ... lies — He that breathes out lies is deceit, not to be trusted (Proverbs 14:5).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 14:25

_ _ See here, 1. How much praise is due to a faithful witness: He delivers the souls of the innocent, who are falsely accused, and their good names, which are as dear to them as their lives. A man of integrity will venture the displeasure of the greatest, to bring truth to light and rescue those who are injured by falsehood. A faithful minister, who truly witnesses for God against sin, is thereby instrumental to deliver souls from eternal death. 2. How little regard is to be had to a false witness. He forges lies, and yet pours them out with the greatest assurance imaginable for the destruction of the innocent. It is therefore the interest of a nation by all means possible to detect and punish false-witness-bearing, yea, and lying in common conversation; for truth is the cement of society.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 14:25

Souls — Such as are innocent, from false accusations.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Proverbs 14:5 A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.
Acts 20:21 Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
Acts 20:26-27 Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I [am] pure from the blood of all [men]. ... For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.
Acts 26:16-20 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; ... But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and [then] to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.
1 Timothy 4:1-3 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; ... Forbidding to marry, [and commanding] to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
2 Peter 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
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