A faithful witness rescues lives,
but the one who speaks lies is treacherous. Bible

“lives.” The Hebrew is literally “souls,” but this is a case where “soul” refers to the person’s life. This proverb certainly applies in many circumstances, but is certainly true in court, where evil people are not opposed to lying and having innocent people punished for things they did not do. If we worded the text, “saves souls,” the average reader might think this verse is about evangelism, but that is not the context.

Commentary for: Proverbs 14:25