Proverbs 26:27
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English Standard Version
Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, and a stone will come back on him who starts it rolling.

King James Bible
Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.

American Standard Version
Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein; And he that rolleth a stone, it shall return upon him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that diggeth a pit, shall fall into it: and he that rolleth a stone, it shall return to him.

English Revised Version
Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it shall return upon him.

Webster's Bible Translation
Whoever diggeth a pit shall fall into it: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

21 Black coal to burning coal, and wood to fire;

     And a contentious man to stir up strife.

The Venet. translates פּחם by καρβών, and גּחלת by ἄνθραξ; the former (from פּחם, Arab. faḥuma, to be deep black) is coal in itself; the latter (from גּחל, jaham, to set on fire, and intrans. to burn), coal in a glowing state (e.g., Proverbs 25:22; Ezekiel 1:13). Black coal is suited to glowing coal, to nourish it; and wood to the fire, to sustain it; and a contentious man is suited for and serves this purpose, to kindle up strife. חרר signifies to be hot, and the Pilpel חרחר, to heat, i.e., to make hot or hotter. The three - coal, wood, and the contentious man - are alike, in that they are a means to an end.

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Proverbs 28:10 Whoever causes the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit...

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 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.

Psalm 10:2 The wicked in his pride does persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.

Psalm 57:6 They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have dig a pit before me...

Ecclesiastes 10:8 He that digs a pit shall fall into it; and whoever breaks an hedge, a serpent shall bite him.

Cross References
Esther 7:10
So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then the wrath of the king abated.

Psalm 57:6
They set a net for my steps; my soul was bowed down. They dug a pit in my way, but they have fallen into it themselves. Selah

Proverbs 28:10
Whoever misleads the upright into an evil way will fall into his own pit, but the blameless will have a goodly inheritance.

Ecclesiastes 10:8
He who digs a pit will fall into it, and a serpent will bite him who breaks through a wall.

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