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    "speak with truth"

    Hi!

    I hope you can help me. I was wandering what the above phrase means. Obviosly it is different from "somebody speaks the truth."TIA!

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    Re: "speak with truth"

    Quote Originally Posted by butter007 View Post
    Hi!

    I hope you can help me. I was wandering what the above phrase means. Obviosly it is different from "somebody speaks the truth."TIA!
    Do you have any context for that?


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    Re: "speak with truth"

    Yes, of course, here is the context "...but prophets down the milleniums spake with truth..."

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    Re: "speak with truth"

    Quote Originally Posted by butter007 View Post
    Yes, of course, here is the context "...but prophets down the milleniums spake with truth..."
    Actually, it does mean the same as "to speak the truth".
    That sentence is old-fashioned. "Spake" is no longer used as a past tense of "speak". We now use "spoke" - 'speak, spoke, spoken'

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