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Proverbs 1:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Let us swallow them up alive as Sheol, And whole, as those that go down into the pit;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Let us swallow them alive like Sheol, Even whole, as those who go down to the pit;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— let us swallow them up alive as Sheol, and whole, as those that go down into the pit;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Let us engulf them, like hades, alive, While in health, like them who are going down to the pit;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— We swallow them as Sheol—alive, And whole—as those going down [to] the pit,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Let us swallow him up alive like hell, and whole as one that goeth down into the pit.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Let vs swallow them vp aliue, as the graue, and whole, as those that goe downe into the pit:
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— and let us swallow him alive, as the grave{gr.Hades} [would], and remove the memorial of him from the earth:
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Let us swallow them up 1104
{1104} Prime
בּלע
bala`
{beh'-lah}
A primitive root; to make away with (specifically by swallowing); generally to destroy.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
alive 2416
{2416} Prime
חַי
chay
{khah'-ee}
From H2421; alive; hence raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively.
as the grave; 7585
{7585} Prime
שְׁאוֹל
sh@'owl
{sheh-ole'}
From H7592; hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranian retreat), including its accessories and inmates.
and whole, 8549
{8549} Prime
תָּמִים
tamiym
{taw-meem'}
From H8552; entire (literally, figuratively or morally); also (as noun) integrity, truth.
as those that go down 3381
{3381} Prime
יָרַד
yarad
{yaw-rad'}
A primitive root; to descend (literally to go downwards; or conventionally to a lower region, as the shore, a boundary, the enemy, etc.; or figuratively to fall); causatively to bring down (in all the above applications).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
into the pit: 953
{0953} Prime
בּוֹר
bowr
{bore}
From H0952 (in the sense of H0877); a pit hole (especially one used as a cistern or prison).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 1:10-19.


Proverbs 1:11-14

_ _ Murder and robbery are given as specific illustrations.

_ _ lay wait ... lurk privily — express an effort and hope for successful concealment.

_ _ swallow ... grave — utterly destroy the victim and traces of the crime (Numbers 16:33; Psalms 55:15). Abundant rewards of villainy are promised as the fruits of this easy and safe course.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 1:10-19.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 1:12

Let us swallow them up alive as the (l) grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:

(l) As the grave is never satisfied, so the malice of the wicked and their cruelty has no end.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
swallow:

Psalms 35:25 Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: let them not say, We have swallowed him up.
Psalms 56:1-2 [[To the chief Musician upon Jonathelemrechokim, Michtam of David, when the Philistines took him in Gath.]] Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me. ... Mine enemies would daily swallow [me] up: for [they be] many that fight against me, O thou most High.
Psalms 57:3 He shall send from heaven, and save me [from] the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.
Psalms 124:3 Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:
Jeremiah 51:34 Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon hath devoured me, he hath crushed me, he hath made me an empty vessel, he hath swallowed me up like a dragon, he hath filled his belly with my delicates, he hath cast me out.
Lamentations 2:5 The Lord was as an enemy: he hath swallowed up Israel, he hath swallowed up all her palaces: he hath destroyed his strong holds, and hath increased in the daughter of Judah mourning and lamentation.
Lamentations 2:16 All thine enemies have opened their mouth against thee: they hiss and gnash the teeth: they say, We have swallowed [her] up: certainly this [is] the day that we looked for; we have found, we have seen [it].
Micah 3:2-3 Who hate the good, and love the evil; who pluck off their skin from off them, and their flesh from off their bones; ... Who also eat the flesh of my people, and flay their skin from off them; and they break their bones, and chop them in pieces, as for the pot, and as flesh within the caldron.

as the:

Psalms 5:9 For [there is] no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part [is] very wickedness; their throat [is] an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.
Romans 3:13 Their throat [is] an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps [is] under their lips:

whole:

Numbers 16:30-33 But if the LORD make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that [appertain] unto them, and they go down quick into the pit; then ye shall understand that these men have provoked the LORD. ... They, and all that [appertained] to them, went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the congregation.
Numbers 26:10 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up together with Korah, when that company died, what time the fire devoured two hundred and fifty men: and they became a sign.
Psalms 28:1 [[[A Psalm] of David.]] Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, [if] thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.
Psalms 143:7 Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.
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Nu 16:30; 26:10. Ps 5:9; 28:1; 35:25; 56:1; 57:3; 124:3; 143:7. Jr 51:34. Lm 2:5, 16. Mi 3:2. Ro 3:13.

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