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.
  • 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}.
  • Crystal Meadows
    RTI don't think that whoever made the comment "this individual cannot will not see the Kingdom of Heaven" Jesus doesn't like someone who lies but he is a Loving God and anyone can call upon his name and be forgiven,very merciful, and we don't have the right to judge none only he ,Jesus, can judge us. Gods way isn't our way and he will deal with those who lie and as long as you love him whole heartedly and do his will, he will protect us from anyone or anything!!! Thank you Jesus I love you and want to give you praise for just being you

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