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 19 shows that God hates a liar and that they will be destroyed eventually, but the one who speaks truth is in line for everlasting life.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy. Shalom.
  • MockingBird
    The Lord hates lies ! Our Lord God does not hate the person that lies ,He hates the lies that person is telling. They will not be able to have a working relationship with God and God will not be able to manifest Himself to that person. They are in a bad state of being. A person that is truly and an honest trustworthy person is God's delight. They have a working fellowship and communion between each other.
  • Jack Hughes
    The Devil tells you what you want hear !!
  • Jack Hughes
    That is so true ! Only the DEVIL lies !
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    { P A R A D O X } ! Shalom yedda dim {beloved one}.

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