A false witness will not go unpunished,
and he who breathes out lies will perish.
This is the same proverb as 19:5, except that it spells out what is alluded to in the previous one which states that the liar will “not escape.” He will perish. However much he may try to lie his way out of such a destiny, his lies only serve to secure that destiny. Punishment will come; judgment will take place and the verdict will be death.
The biggest lie of the liar is the one he makes to himself – that he will escape such an end. He is the fool who has bought into the lie of the first Liar, Satan – “You will not die.” If only he would listen to the words of the one who is Truth – “You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32).
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