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

  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 12:15 THE WAY OF A FOOL IS RIGHT IN HIS OWN EYES BUT HE THAT HEARKENETH UNTO COUNSEL IS WISE PROVERBS 9:6 FORSKAE THE FOOLISH AND LIVE AND GO IN THE WAY OF UNDERSTANDING PROVERBS 4:14 ENTER NOT INTO THE PATH OF THE WICKED AND GO NOT IN THE WAY OF EVIL MEN***PROVERBS 21:16 THE MAN THAT WANDERETH OUT OF THE WAY OF UNDERSTANDING SHALL REMAIN IN THE CONGREGATION OF THE DEAD
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 12:22 LYING LIPS ARE ABOMINATION TO THE LORD BUT THEY THAT DEAL TRULY ARE HIS DELIGHT 2 TIMOTHY 4:3 FOR THE TIME WILL COME WHEN THEY WILL NOT ENDURE SOUND DOCTRINE BUT AFTER THEIR OWN LUSTS SHALL THEY HEAP TO THEMSELVES TEACHERS HAVING ITCHING EARS PSALM 52:3 THOU LOVEST EVIL MORE THAN GOOD AND LYING RATHER THAN TO SPEAK RIGHTEOUSNESS SELAH
  • Bridgette Alvarez
    Verse 7 says, "The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand." I struggled with this verse because of God's mercies. Then God lead me to the story of Paul, the chief sinner as he called himself, and how he was delivered and I came to the understanding how both could be true. God gives the wicked a chance to repent but if they don't then there is a consequence.
  • MasterProhet
    Galatians 6:7 state that Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth , that shall he also reap.
  • Mr. Smith
    What "land" is vs 11 speaking of, but the land of our own human imagination. We must "till" it (ie. plow to prepare for harvesting crops) to bring forth our righteous desires. Matthew says a good man our of the good treasure of the heart (our imagination) brings forth good things. We till our land by imagining that we've already go that which we desire. Meditating over and over again on the Word
  • Tammy Shelton
    I've learned so much from the book of Proverbs. And it has helped me with so much that's going on in my life. I say this because this is my second time studying the book of Proverbs and I've fallen in love with it.

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