Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Proverbs 14:5

Context
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A truthful witness 1  does not lie, but a false witness 2  breathes out lies. 3 

XREF

Ex 20:16; Ex 23:1; 1Ki 21:13; 1Ki 22:12-14; Pr 6:19; Pr 12:17; Pr 13:5; Pr 14:25; Pr 19:5,9

NET © Notes

tn Heb “a witness of faithfulness.” The genitive functions in an attributive sense: “faithful witness” (so KJV, NRSV); TEV “reliable witness.”

tn Heb “a witness of falsehood.” The genitive functions in an attributive sense: “false witness.”

sn This saying addresses the problem of legal testimony: A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness does lie – naturally. The first colon uses the verb כָּזַב (kazav, “to lie”) and the second colon uses the noun כָּזָב (kazav, “lie; falsehood”).



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