Proverbs 1:12

“Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Let vs swallow them vp aliue, as the graue, and whole, as those that goe downe into the pit:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Let us swallow them alive like Sheol, Even whole, as those who go down to the pit;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Let us swallow them up alive as Sheol, And whole, as those that go down into the pit;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let us overcome them living, like the underworld, and in their strength, as those who go down to death;
- Basic English Bible

let us swallow them up alive as Sheol, and whole, as those that go down into the pit;
- Darby Bible

Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:
- Webster's Bible

let's swallow them up alive like Sheol, and whole, like those who go down into the pit.
- World English Bible

We swallow them as Sheol -- alive, And whole -- as those going down [to] the pit,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Let us swallow them up alive as the grave, and whole, as those that go down into the pit;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 1

  • A disciple
    Brandie; It is so glaringly apparent that the Churches are teaching FALSE DOCTRINE! God was not more severe to the people of old time under the first covenant, than to the people from the time of Christ's first coming; but for Jesus' sake He waits for the fullness of the Nations to come in.
  • Brandie Burleson
    In response to Sinner82, this is the old testament before Jesus came. God's judgment was harsher before Jesus. He did not enjoy destroying the wicked, that's why He sent His son to die so that sinners like us would no longer be destroyed, but have a way for forgiveness.
  • A disciple
    Sinner; Perhaps you should try and read the chapter again a few times, slowly; and take note. It is not about God taking pleasure in bringing evil upon you, as you blasphemously suggest; but about men, as God's sons, should hear their Father's instructions, and take a course in life after His good character; and not be a defiant sinner and heathen; in the end good for nothing but to be destroyed.
  • BSP
    Verse 5: A wise person is willing to listen and learn.
  • Sinner82
    I thought He took no pleasure in the destruction of the wicked.....this doesn't add up
  • BSP
    Verse 10: Those who are doing bad things may try to entice others to join them in their bad course but here we are warned not to follow them and consent.

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