New American Standard Bible
He who digs a pit will fall into it, And he who rolls a stone, it will come back on him.
King James Bible
Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.
Darby Bible Translation
Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein; and he that rolleth a stone, it shall return upon him.
World English Bible
Whoever digs a pit shall fall into it. Whoever rolls a stone, it will come back on him.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is digging a pit falleth into it, And the roller of a stone, to him it turneth.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Rolleth a stone - The illustration refers, probably, to the use made of stones in the rough warfare of an earlier age. Compare Judges 9:53; 2 Samuel 11:21. The man is supposed to be rolling the stone up to the heights.
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We shall not be curious in the ranking of the duties in which Christian love should exercise itself. All the commandments of the second table are but branches of it: they might be reduced all to the works of righteousness and of mercy. But truly these are interwoven through other. Though mercy uses to be restricted to the showing of compassion upon men in misery, yet there is a righteousness in that mercy, and there is mercy in the most part of the acts of righteousness, as in not judging rashly, …
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So they hanged Haman on the gallows which he had prepared for Mordecai, and the king's anger subsided.
They have prepared a net for my steps; My soul is bowed down; They dug a pit before me; They themselves have fallen into the midst of it. Selah.
He who leads the upright astray in an evil way Will himself fall into his own pit, But the blameless will inherit good.
He who digs a pit may fall into it, and a serpent may bite him who breaks through a wall.
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