Proverbs 14:25 (NKJV) — 25 A true witness delivers souls, but a deceitful witness speaks lies.
True and deceitful witnesses. There is deliverance only in truth. Deceit never brings genuine freedom. Human wisdom may suggest a lie would spare someone from the consequences of one’s deeds, but even if physical freedom were gained in this way, a person would still be captive to fear and guilt and would face sin in judgment.
True witnesses are much more concerned about delivering the innocent from trouble than in condemning others. Even when true witnesses must testify to a person’s evil deeds, it is with the motive of bringing genuine freedom to the victim. There is true freedom only in truth. A deceitful witness, on the other hand, condemns the innocent.