Proverbs 12:6
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New International Version
The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them.

New Living Translation
The words of the wicked are like a murderous ambush, but the words of the godly save lives.

English Standard Version
The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright delivers them.

New American Standard Bible
The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, But the mouth of the upright will deliver them.

King James Bible
The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The words of the wicked are a deadly ambush, but the speech of the upright rescues them.

International Standard Version
The words of the wicked lead to bloodshed, but the speech of the upright delivers them.

NET Bible
The words of the wicked lie in wait to shed innocent blood, but the words of the upright will deliver them.

New Heart English Bible
The words of the wicked are about lying in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The words of the evil lie in ambush for blood, and the mouth of the upright delivers them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The words of wicked people are a deadly ambush, but the words of decent people rescue.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood; But the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

New American Standard 1977
The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood,
            But the mouth of the upright will deliver them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

King James 2000 Bible
The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

American King James Version
The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

American Standard Version
The words of the wicked are of lying in wait for blood; But the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood: the mouth of the just shall deliver them.

Darby Bible Translation
The words of the wicked are a lying-in-wait for blood; but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

English Revised Version
The words of the wicked are of lying in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

Webster's Bible Translation
The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

World English Bible
The words of the wicked are about lying in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them.

Young's Literal Translation
The words of the wicked are: 'Lay wait for blood,' And the mouth of the upright delivereth them.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
12:1 Those who have grace, will delight in the instructions given them. Those that stifle their convictions, are like brutes. 2. The man who covers selfish and vicious designs under a profession of religion or friendship, will be condemned. 3. Though men may advance themselves by sinful arts, they cannot settle and secure themselves. But those who by faith are rooted in Christ, are firmly fixed. 4. A wife who is pious, prudent, and looks well to the ways of her household, who makes conscience of her duty, and can bear crosses; such a one is an honour and comfort to her husband. She that is the reverse of this, preys upon him, and consumes him. 5. Thoughts are not free; they are under the Divine knowledge, therefore under the Divine command. It is a man's shame to act with deceit, with trick and design. 6. Wicked people speak mischief to their neighbours. A man may sometimes do a good work with one good word. 7. God's blessing is often continued to the families of godly men, while the wicked are overthrown. 8. The apostles showed wisdom by glorying in shame for the name of Christ. 9. He that lives in a humble state, who has no one to wait upon him, but gets bread by his own labour, is happier than he that glories in high birth or gay attire, and wants necessaries.
Study Bible
Loving Discipline and Knowledge
5The thoughts of the righteous are just, But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful. 6The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, But the mouth of the upright will deliver them. 7The wicked are overthrown and are no more, But the house of the righteous will stand.…
Cross References
Proverbs 1:11
If they say, "Come with us, Let us lie in wait for blood, Let us ambush the innocent without cause;

Proverbs 1:16
For their feet run to evil And they hasten to shed blood.

Proverbs 12:5
The thoughts of the righteous are just, But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.

Proverbs 14:3
In the mouth of the foolish is a rod for his back, But the lips of the wise will protect them.
Treasury of Scripture

The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

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Proverbs 1:11-19 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk …

2 Samuel 17:1-4 Moreover Ahithophel said to Absalom, Let me now choose out twelve …

Isaiah 59:7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: …

Jeremiah 5:26 For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that …

Micah 7:1,2 Woe is me! for I am as when they have gathered the summer fruits, …

Acts 23:12,15 And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together, and bound …

Acts 25:3 And desired favor against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, …

Esther 4:7-14 And Mordecai told him of all that had happened to him…

Esther 7:4-6 For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and …

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