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Proverbs 1:18 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And these lay wait for their own blood; They lurk privily for their own lives.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And they lay wait for their [own] blood; they lurk privily for their [own] lives.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— But they lie in wait for their own blood; They ambush their own lives.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And they lay wait for their [own] blood; they lurk privily for their [own] lives.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And these lay wait for their own blood; they lurk secretly for their own lives.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Yet, they, for their own blood, lie in wait, They watch in secret for their own life.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And they for their own blood lay wait, They watch secretly for their own lives.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And they themselves lie in wait for their own blood, and practise deceits against their own souls.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And they lay wait for their [owne] blood, they lurke priuily for their [owne] liues.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For they that are concerned in murder store up evils for themselves; and the overthrow of transgressors is evil.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And they lay wait for their [own] blood; they lurk privily for their [own] lives.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And they x1992
(1992) Complement
הֵם
hem
{haym}
Masculine plural from H1931; they (only used when emphatic).
lay wait 693
{0693} Prime
אָרַב
'arab
{aw-rab'}
A primitive root; to lurk.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
for their [own] blood; 1818
{1818} Prime
דָּם
dam
{dawm}
From H1826 (compare H0119); blood (as that which when shed causes death) of man or an animal; by analogy the juice of the grape; figuratively (especially in the plural) bloodshed (that is, drops of blood).
they lurk privily 6845
{6845} Prime
צָפַן
tsaphan
{tsaw-fan'}
A primitive root; to hide (by covering over); by implication to hoard or reserve; figuratively to deny; specifically (favorably) to protect, (unfavorably) to lurk.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
for their [own] lives. 5315
{5315} Prime
נֶפֶשׁ
nephesh
{neh'-fesh}
From H5314; properly a breathing creature, that is, animal or (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 1:10-19.


Proverbs 1:17-19

_ _ Men warned ought to escape danger as birds instinctively avoid visibly spread nets. But stupid sinners rush to their own ruin (Psalms 9:16), and, greedy of gain, succeed in the very schemes which destroy them (1 Timothy 6:10), not only failing to catch others, but procuring their own destruction.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 1:10-19.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 1:18

Their own blood — The destruction which they design to others, fall upon themselves.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 1:18

And they lay wait for their [own] blood; they lurk privily for (o) their [own] lives.

(o) He shows that there is no reason to move these wicked to spoil the innocent, aside from their malice and cruelty.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 5:22-23 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins. ... He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.
Proverbs 9:17-18 Stolen waters are sweet, and bread [eaten] in secret is pleasant. ... But he knoweth not that the dead [are] there; [and that] her guests [are] in the depths of hell.
Proverbs 28:17 A man that doeth violence to the blood of [any] person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him.
Esther 7:10 So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king's wrath pacified.
Psalms 7:14-16 Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood. ... His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.
Psalms 9:16 The LORD is known [by] the judgment [which] he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.
Psalms 55:23 But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.
Matthew 27:4-5 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What [is that] to us? see thou [to that]. ... And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.
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Es 7:10. Ps 7:14; 9:16; 55:23. Pv 5:22; 9:17; 28:17. Mt 27:4.

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