Proverbs 29:10
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English Standard Version
Bloodthirsty men hate one who is blameless and seek the life of the upright.

King James Bible
The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.

American Standard Version
The bloodthirsty hate him that is perfect; And as for the upright, they seek his life.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Bloodthirsty men hate the upright: but just men seek his soul.

English Revised Version
The bloodthirsty hate him that is perfect: and as for the upright, they seek his life.

Webster's Bible Translation
The blood-thirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

A series of six proverb follows, beginning with a proverb of the king:

4 A king by righteousness bringeth the land to a good condition;

   But a man of taxes bringeth it down.

The Hiph. חעמיד signifies to make it so that a person or matter comes to stand erect and stand fast (e.g., 1 Kings 15:4); הרס, to tear down, is the contrary of building up and extending (Psalm 28:5), cf. נהרס, opp. רוּם, of the state, Proverbs 11:11. By 'אישׁ תּר is meant the king, or a man of this kind; but it is questionable whether as a man of gifts, i.e., one who lets gifts be made to him (Grotius, Fleischer, Ewald, Bertheau, Zckler), or as a man of taxes, i.e., who imposes them (Midrash, Aben Ezra, Ralbag, Rosenmller, Hitzig). Both interpretations are possible, for 'תר means tax (lifting, raising equals dedicating), free-will offerings, as well as gifts that are obligatory and required by the laws of nature. Since the word, in the only other place where it occurs, Ezekiel 45:13-16, is used of the relation of the people to the prince, and denotes a legally-imposed tax, so it appears also here, in passing over from the religious sphere to the secular, to be meant of taxes, and that according to its fundamental conception of gifts, i.e., such taxes as are given on account of anything, such as the produce of the soil, manufactures, heritages. Thus also is to be understood Aquila's and Theodotion's ἀνὴρ ἀφαιρεμάτων, and the rendering also of the Venet. ἐράνων. A man on the throne, covetous of such gifts, brings the land to ruin by exacting contributions; on the contrary, a king helps the land to a good position, and an enduring prosperity, by the exercise of right, and that in appointing a well-proportioned and fit measure of taxation.

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the bloodthirsty

Genesis 4:5-8 But to Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell...

1 Samuel 20:31-33 For as long as the son of Jesse lives on the ground, you shall not be established, nor your kingdom. Why now send and fetch him to me...

1 Samuel 22:11 Then the king sent to call Ahimelech the priest, the son of Ahitub, and all his father's house, the priests that were in Nob...

1 Kings 21:20 And Ahab said to Elijah, Have you found me, O my enemy? And he answered, I have found you...

1 Kings 22:8 And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may inquire of the LORD...

2 Chronicles 18:7 And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, by whom we may inquire of the LORD: but I hate him...

Mark 6:18,19,24-27 For John had said to Herod, It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife...

John 15:18,19 If the world hate you, you know that it hated me before it hated you...

1 John 3:12,13 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And why slew he him? Because his own works were evil...


1 Samuel 15:11 It repents me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned back from following me, and has not performed my commandments...

Jeremiah 13:15-17 Hear you, and give ear; be not proud: for the LORD has spoken...

Jeremiah 18:20 Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have dig a pit for my soul. Remember that I stood before you to speak good for them...

Jeremiah 40:14-16 And said to him, Do you certainly know that Baalis the king of the Ammonites has sent Ishmael the son of Nethaniah to slay you...

Luke 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

John 5:34 But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that you might be saved.

Acts 7:60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

Romans 10:1 Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.

Cross References
1 John 3:12
We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother's righteous.

Genesis 4:5
but for Cain and his offering he had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his face fell.

Psalm 59:2
deliver me from those who work evil, and save me from bloodthirsty men.

Proverbs 29:9
If a wise man has an argument with a fool, the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet.

Proverbs 29:27
An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous, but one whose way is straight is an abomination to the wicked.

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