Proverbs 1:12
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English Standard Version
like Sheol let us swallow them alive, and whole, like those who go down to the pit;

King James Bible
Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:

American Standard Version
Let us swallow them up alive as Sheol, And whole, as those that go down into the pit;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let us swallow him up alive like hell, and whole as one that goeth down into the pit.

English Revised Version
Let us swallow them up alive as Sheol, and whole, as those that go down into the pit;

Webster's Bible Translation
Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:

Proverbs 1:12 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The mediate object of these proverbs, as stated in Proverbs 1:2, is now expanded, for again it is introduced in the infinitive construction: - The reader shall learn in these proverbs, or by means of them as of a key, to understand such like apothegms generally (as Proverbs 22:17.):

To understand proverb and symbol,

The words of wise men and their enigmas.

In the Gesch. der jd. Poesie, p. 200f., the derivation of the noun מליצה is traced from לוּץ, primarily to shine, Sanskr. las, frequently with the meanings ludere and lucere; but the Arab. brings near another primary meaning. "מליצה, from Arab. root las, flexit, torsit, thus properly oratio detorta, obliqua, non aperta; hence לץ, mocker, properly qui verbis obliquis utitur: as Hiph. הליץ, to scoff, but also verba detorta retorquere, i.e., to interpret, to explain" (Fl.). Of the root ideas found in חידה, to be sharp, pointed (חד, perhaps related to the Sanskr. kaṭu, sharp of taste, but not to acutus), and to be twisted (cf. אחד, אגד ,אחד, עקד, harmonizing with the at present mysterious catena), that the preference is given to the latter already, Psalm 78:2. "The Arab. ḥâd, to revolve, to turn (whence hid, bend, turn aside!), thence חידה, στροφή, cunning, intrigue, as also enigma, dark saying, perlexe dictum" (Fl.). The comparison made by Schultens with the Arab. ḥidt as the name of the knot on the horn of the wild-goat shows the sensible fundamental conception. In post-biblical literature חידה is the enigma proper, and מליצה poetry (with הלצה of poetical prose). The Graec. Venet. translates it ῥητορείαν.

Proverbs 1:12 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

swallow

Psalm 35:25 Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: let them not say, We have swallowed him up.

Psalm 56:1,2 Be merciful to me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresses me...

Psalm 57:3 He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah...

Psalm 124:3 Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:

Jeremiah 51:34 Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon has devoured me, he has crushed me, he has made me an empty vessel...

Lamentations 2:5,16 The LORD was as an enemy: he has swallowed up Israel, he has swallowed up all her palaces: he has destroyed his strong holds...

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...

as the

Psalm 5:9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulcher...

Romans 3:13 Their throat is an open sepulcher; 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 to them...

Numbers 26:10 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up together with Korah, when that company died...

Psalm 28:1 To you will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if you be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.

Psalm 143:7 Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit fails: hide not your face from me, lest I be like to them that go down into the pit.

Cross References
Psalm 28:1
To you, O LORD, I call; my rock, be not deaf to me, lest, if you be silent to me, I become like those who go down to the pit.

Psalm 35:25
Let them not say in their hearts, "Aha, our heart's desire!" Let them not say, "We have swallowed him up."

Psalm 124:3
then they would have swallowed us up alive, when their anger was kindled against us;

Proverbs 1:13
we shall find all precious goods, we shall fill our houses with plunder;

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