Proverbs 19:5

5 A false witness won't go unpunished, and a liar won't escape.

Proverbs 19:5 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 19:5

A false witness shall not be unpunished
He that bears false witness against his neighbour in an open court of judicature; though be may not be detected by men, and so escape the punishment due to such offenders by the laws of God and men; yet God, who knows all hearts and actions, will not suffer him to go with impunity; if not punished in this world, he shall be in the world to come; for bearing false witness, or perjury, is a grievous offence to God; and [he that] speaketh lies shall not escape;
even he that useth himself to lying in private conversation shall not escape the reproach of men; for nothing is more scandalous than lying; nor the wrath of God, such shall have their portion in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, ( Revelation 21:8 ) .

Proverbs 19:5 In-Context

3 People's own folly corrupts their way, but their hearts rage against the LORD.
4 Riches increase one's friends, but the poor lose their friends.
5 A false witness won't go unpunished, and a liar won't escape.
6 Many seek favor from rulers; everyone befriends a gift giver.
7 All the relatives of the poor hate them; even more, their friends stay far from them. When they pursue them with words, they aren't there.
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