Proverbs 12:6

“The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The words of the wicked are to lie in waite for blood: but the mouth of the vpright shall deliuer them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, But the mouth of the upright will deliver them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The words of the wicked are of lying in wait for blood; But the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The words of sinners are destruction for the upright; but the mouth of upright men is their salvation.
- Basic English Bible

The words of the wicked are a lying-in-wait for blood; but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.
- Darby Bible

The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.
- Webster's Bible

The words of the wicked are about lying in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them.
- World English Bible

The words of the wicked [are]: `Lay wait for blood,' And the mouth of the upright delivereth them.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood; but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 12:6


12:6 Lie in wait - Are designed to entrap others, and to destroy them. Deliver them - From those that lie in wait for them.


Discussion for Proverbs 12

  • BSP
    Verse 15 shows that it is foolish to rely on our own wisdom which is flawed. It is much wiser to listen to God's wisdom through the pages of the Bible. In that way we can be truly wise.
  • Kofi Yeboah
    On verse 28. Truly, the way of righteousness, which encompasses the upholding ofJehova's laws, statutes and commandments, Deuteronomy 6:24-25 stands to be the surest way of life here and beyond.
  • Chukwuma chris for verse 18
    It's very interesting to see how God's word addresses human frailty even those that are deeply ingrained. His word is indeed a light unto my path. Blesses be God.
  • Another translation says the Lord hates people who lie, is better for christians to flee from lies and deal truly to be the lords delight
  • Rev. Dr. EdgarJ Moss for verse 22
    It is abundantly clear, that he she who lies, does not have an advocate in the Lord!!!!! This individual cannot, and will not ever, see the Kingdom of Heaven!!!! They are with out hope!!!!!
  • EMMANUEL KORGBOU for verse 1
    One learns by mistake and improves by yielding to corrections.

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