|New International Version (© 2011)|
Whoever digs a pit may fall into it; whoever breaks through a wall may be bitten by a snake.
King James Bible
He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him.
American Standard Version
He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh through a wall, a serpent shall bite him.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is digging a pit falleth into it, And whoso is breaking a hedge, a serpent biteth him.
Ecclesiastes 10:8 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Whoso breaketh a hedge, a serpent shall bite him - While spoiling his neighbor's property, he himself may come to greater mischief: while pulling out the sticks, he may be bit by a serpent, who has his nest there. Some have supposed that נחש nachash here means a thorn; perhaps from the similarity of its prick to the serpent's sting. He who forces his way through a hedge will be pricked by the thorns.
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Judges 9:5,53-57 And he went to his father's house at Ophrah, and slew his brothers the sons of Jerubbaal, being three score and ten persons...
2 Samuel 17:23 And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his donkey, and arose, and got him home to his house, to his city...
2 Samuel 18:15 And ten young men that bore Joab's armor compassed about and smote Absalom, and slew him.
Esther 7:10 So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king's wrath pacified.
Psalm 7:15,16 He made a pit, and dig it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made...
Psalm 9:15,16 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken...
Proverbs 26:27 Whoever digs a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolls a stone, it will return on him.
Amos 5:19 As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.
Amos 9:3 And though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out there...
Ecclesiastes 10:8 Parallel CommentariesBite Biteth Bitten Breaketh Breaking Breaks Diggeth Digging Digs Fall Fence Hedge Hole Makes Others Pit Punishment Serpent Snake WallBite Biteth Bitten Breaketh Breaking Breaks Diggeth Digging Digs Fall Fence Hedge Hole Makes Others Pit Punishment Serpent Snake WallTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Psalm 7:15 Whoever digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit they have made.
Psalm 57:6 They spread a net for my feet-- I was bowed down in distress. They dug a pit in my path-- but they have fallen into it themselves.
Proverbs 11:6 The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires.
Proverbs 26:27 Whoever digs a pit will fall into it; if someone rolls a stone, it will roll back on them.
Ecclesiastes 10:9 Whoever quarries stones may be injured by them; whoever splits logs may be endangered by them.
Amos 5:19 It will be as though a man fled from a lion only to meet a bear, as though he entered his house and rested his hand on the wall only to have a snake bite him.