Proverbs 1:18

“And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they lay wait for their owne blood, they lurke priuily for their owne liues.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But they lie in wait for their own blood; They ambush their own lives.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And these lay wait for their own blood; They lurk privily for their own lives.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they are secretly waiting for their blood and making ready destruction for themselves.
- Basic English Bible

And these lay wait for their own blood; they lurk secretly for their own lives.
- Darby Bible

And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.
- Webster's Bible

but these lay wait for their own blood. They lurk secretly for their own lives.
- World English Bible

And they for their own blood lay wait, They watch secretly for their own lives.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And these lie in wait for their own blood, they lurk for their own lives.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 1:18


1:18 Their own blood - The destruction which they design to others, fall upon themselves.


Discussion for Proverbs 1:18

  • Vivian Baro for verse 18
    Proverbs 1:18 is simply saying that we should be cearful of what we think,say,do to others becaus what you sow is what you will reep.
  • Katherine for verse 18
    In the end, they receive their just reward. As Isaiah 3:11 says, “Woe unto the wicked! [it shall be] ill [with him]: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.”

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