Proverbs 6:19

Proverbs 6:19

A false witness [that] speaketh lies
Or, "that speaketh lies, [even] a false witness" F6; and so this is distinguished from a lying tongue, the second of these evils: this is the sin of bearing false witness against one's neighbour, a breach of the eighth command. It may be rendered, "he that bloweth lies" F7; that raises lies, and spreads them abroad, and swears to them, to the damage of others. This makes the sixth; and the seventh follows, and him that soweth discord among brethren;
whether in a natural relation, or in a civil society, or in a religious community.


FOOTNOTES:

F6 So Vatablus, Mercerus
F7 (Mybzk xypy) "qui efflat mendacia", Piscator, Michaelis.
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