24 Put away from you crooked speech,
and put devious talk far from you.
17 Whoever speaks the truth gives honest evidence,
but a false witness utters deceit.
19 Truthful lips endure forever,
but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
20 Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil,
but those who plan peace have joy.
22 Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord,
but those who act faithfully are his delight.
5 The righteous hates falsehood,
but the wicked brings shame and disgrace.
25 A truthful witness saves lives,
but one who breathes out lies is deceitful.
28 A dishonest man spreads strife,
and a whisperer separates close friends.
28 A false witness will perish,
but the word of a man who hears will endure.
18 A man who bears false witness against his neighbor
is like a war club, or a sword, or a sharp arrow.
28 A lying tongue hates its victims,
and a flattering mouth works ruin.