Proverbs 28:17

“A man that doeth violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A man that doth violence to the blood of any person, shall flie to the pit, let no man stay him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A man who is laden with the guilt of human blood Will be a fugitive until death; let no one support him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A man that is laden with the blood of any person Shall flee unto the pit; let no man stay him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

One who has been the cause of a man's death will go in flight to the underworld: let no man give him help.
- Basic English Bible

A man laden with the blood of [any] person, fleeth to the pit: let no man stay him.
- Darby Bible

A man that doeth violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him.
- Webster's Bible

A man who is tormented by life blood will be a fugitive until death; no one will support him.
- World English Bible

A man oppressed with the blood of a soul, Unto the pit fleeth, none taketh hold on him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A man that is laden with the blood of any person shall hasten his steps unto the pit; none will support him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 28:17


28:17 Violence - That sheddeth any man's blood. Shall flee - Shall speedily be destroyed. Shall slay - None should desire or endeavour to save him from his deserved punishment.


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