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 1:12

  • Katherine for verse 12
    Not consumption in the physical sense but rather destroying in a spiritual sense. Sometimes, getting involved with people who gossip or cause problems for others, is just as bad as physical harm. Defiling someone’s name and character ruins people even after they have left this world.

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