Proverbs 17:11

“An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

An euill man seeketh onely rebellion; therefore a cruell messenger shall be sent against him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A rebellious man seeks only evil, So a cruel messenger will be sent against him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

An evil man seeketh only rebellion; Therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

An uncontrolled man is only looking for trouble, so a cruel servant will be sent against him.
- Basic English Bible

An evil [man] seeketh only rebellion; but a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
- Darby Bible

An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
- Webster's Bible

An evil man seeks only rebellion; therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
- World English Bible

An evil man seeketh only rebellion, And a fierce messenger is sent against him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

An rebellious man seeketh only evil; therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 17:11


17:11 Rebellion - Against God. Messenger - Or, a cruel angel, the angel of death, the devil, or some bloody men employed by God to avenge his quarrel.


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