Proverbs 1:11
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English Standard Version
If they say, “Come with us, let us lie in wait for blood; let us ambush the innocent without reason;

King James Bible
If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:

American Standard Version
If they say, Come with us, Let us lay wait for blood; Let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause;

Douay-Rheims Bible
If they shall say: Come with us, let us lie in wait for blood, let us hide snares for the innocent without cause:

English Revised Version
If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause;

Webster's Bible Translation
If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:

Proverbs 1:11 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

In this verse the infinitives of the object pass into independent sentences for the sake of variety. That ישׁמע cannot mean audiet, but audiat, is shown by Proverbs 9:9; but ויסף is jussive (with the tone thrown back before לקח; cf. Proverbs 10:8, and Proverbs 16:21, Proverbs 16:23, where the tone is not thrown back, as also 2 Samuel 24:3) with the consecutive Vav ( ו ) ( equals Arab. f): let him hear, thus will he... or, in order that he. Whoever is wise is invited to hear these proverbs in order to add learning (doctrinam) to that which he already possesses, according to the principle derived from experience, Proverbs 9:9; Matthew 13:12. The segolate לקח, which in pausa retains its segol (as also בּטח, ישׁע, צמח, מלך, צדק, קדם, and others), means reception, and concretely what one takes into himself with his ear and mind; therefore learning (διδαχὴ with the object of the ἀποδοχή), as Deuteronomy 32:2 (parallel אמרה, as Deuteronomy 4:2 תּורה), and then learning that has passed into the possession of the receiver, knowledge, science (Isaiah 29:24, parall. בּינה). Schultens compares the Arab. laḳah, used of the fructification of the female palm by the flower-dust of the male. The part. נבון (the inf. of which is found only once, Isaiah 10:13) is the passive or the reflexive of the Hiph. הבין, to explain, to make to understand: one who is caused to understand or who lets himself be informed, and thus an intelligent person - that is one who may gain תּחבּות by means of these proverbs. This word, found only in the plur. (probably connected with חבל, shipmaster, properly one who has to do with the חבלים, ship's ropes, particularly handles the sails, lxx κυβέρνησιν), signifies guidance, management, skill to direct anything (Job 32:7, of God's skill which directs the clouds), and in the plur. conception, the taking measures, designs in a good sense, or also (as in Proverbs 12:5) in a bad sense; here it means guiding thoughts, regulating principles, judicious rules and maxims, as Deuteronomy 11:14, prudent rules of government, Deuteronomy 20:18; Deuteronomy 24:6 of stratagems. Fl. compares the Arab. tedbı̂r (guidance, from דּבר, to lead cattle), with its plur. tedâbı̂r, and the Syr. dubôro, direction, management, etc.

Proverbs 1:11 Parallel Commentaries

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let us lay

Proverbs 1:16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.

Proverbs 12:6 The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

Proverbs 30:14 There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth...

Psalm 56:6 They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.

Psalm 64:5,6 They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privately; they say, Who shall see them...

Jeremiah 5:26 For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that sets snares; they set a trap, they catch men.

Micah 7:2 The good man is perished out of the earth: and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood...

Acts 23:15 Now therefore you with the council signify to the chief captain that he bring him down to you to morrow...

Acts 25:3 And desired favor against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying wait in the way to kill him.

let us lurk

Proverbs 1:18 And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privately for their own lives.

Psalm 10:8-10 He sits in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places does he murder the innocent...

Psalm 17:12 Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.

Psalm 35:7 For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have dig for my soul.

Jeremiah 11:19 But I was like a lamb or an ox that is brought to the slaughter; and I knew not that they had devised devices against me, saying...

Jeremiah 18:18-20 Then said they, Come and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise...

Matthew 26:3,4 Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, to the palace of the high priest...

John 15:25 But this comes to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

Cross References
Psalm 10:8
He sits in ambush in the villages; in hiding places he murders the innocent. His eyes stealthily watch for the helpless;

Proverbs 1:18
but these men lie in wait for their own blood; they set an ambush for their own lives.

Proverbs 12:6
The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright delivers them.

Jeremiah 5:26
For wicked men are found among my people; they lurk like fowlers lying in wait. They set a trap; they catch men.

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