New International Version
These men lie in wait for their own blood; they ambush only themselves!
King James Bible
And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.
Darby Bible Translation
And these lay wait for their own blood; they lurk secretly for their own lives.
World English Bible
but these lay wait for their own blood. They lurk secretly for their own lives.
Young's Literal Translation
And they for their own blood lay wait, They watch secretly for their own lives.
Proverbs 1:18 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They lay wait for their own blood - I believe it is the innocent who are spoken of here, for whose blood and lives these lay wait and lurk privily; certainly not their own, by any mode of construction.
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'The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; 2. To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; 3. To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; 4. To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion, 5. A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: 6. To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. 7. …
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A Preface to the Reader.
How the Obstinate and the Fickle are to be Admonished.
How Christ is the Way in General, "I am the Way. "
But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God's wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed.
If they say, "Come along with us; let's lie in wait for innocent blood, let's ambush some harmless soul;
How useless to spread a net where every bird can see it!
Truly the righteous attain life, but whoever pursues evil finds death.
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