Proverbs 1:18
New International Version
These men lie in wait for their own blood; they ambush only themselves!

New Living Translation
But these people set an ambush for themselves; they are trying to get themselves killed.

English Standard Version
but these men lie in wait for their own blood; they set an ambush for their own lives.

Berean Study Bible
But they lie in wait for their own blood; they ambush their own lives.

King James Bible
And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.

New King James Version
But they lie in wait for their own blood, They lurk secretly for their own lives.

New American Standard Bible
But they lie in wait for their own blood; They ambush their own lives.

NASB 1995
But they lie in wait for their own blood; They ambush their own lives.

NASB 1977
But they lie in wait for their own blood; They ambush their own lives.

Amplified Bible
But [when these people set a trap for others] they lie in wait for their own blood; They set an ambush for their own lives [and rush to their destruction].

Christian Standard Bible
but they set an ambush to kill themselves; they attack their own lives.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
but they set an ambush to kill themselves; they attack their own lives.

American Standard Version
And these lay wait for their own blood; They lurk privily for their own lives.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they lay wait for blood and hide themselves.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For they that are concerned in murder store up evils for themselves; and the overthrow of transgressors is evil.

Contemporary English Version
They gang up to murder someone, but they are the victims.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they themselves lie in wait for their own blood, and practise deceits against their own souls.

English Revised Version
And these lay wait for their own blood, they lurk privily for their own lives.

Good News Translation
but people like that are setting a trap for themselves, a trap in which they will die.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But these people set an ambush for their own murder. They go into hiding only to lose their lives.

International Standard Version
but these people lie in wait for their own blood. They ambush only themselves.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And these lie in wait for their own blood, They lurk for their own lives.

Literal Standard Version
And they lay wait for their own blood, "" They watch secretly for their own lives.

NET Bible
but these men lie in wait for their own blood, they ambush their own lives!

New Heart English Bible
but these lie in 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Enticement of Sin
17How futile it is to spread the net where any bird can see it! 18But they lie in wait for their own blood; they ambush their own lives. 19Such is the fate of all who are greedy, whose unjust gain takes the lives of its possessors.…

Cross References
Romans 2:5
But because of your hard and unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of wrath, when God's righteous judgment will be revealed.

Proverbs 1:11
If they say, "Come along, let us lie in wait for blood, let us ambush the innocent without cause,

Proverbs 1:17
How futile it is to spread the net where any bird can see it!

Proverbs 11:19
Genuine righteousness leads to life, but the pursuit of evil brings death.


Treasury of Scripture

And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privately for their own lives.

Proverbs 5:22,23
His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins…

Proverbs 9:17,18
Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant…

Proverbs 28:17
A man that doeth violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him.









(18) And they lay wait.--Yet they cannot see that in truth they are laying wait, not for the innocent, but for themselves, as God will deliver him, and bring the mischief they designed for him upon their own head.

Verse 18. - And they lay wait for their own blood, etc. The third reason or argument why the teacher's warning should be followed, drawn from the destruction which overtakes the sinners themselves. "Lay wait," and "lurk privily," as in ver. 11, from which this verse is evidently borrowed. They propose, as they say, to lay wait for the blood of others; but it is, says the teacher, for their own blood. לְדָמָם (l'dhammam), contra sanguinem suum; they lurk privily. as they say, for the innocent, but in reality it is for their own lives; לְנַפְשֹׁתָם (l'naph'shotham); contra animus suas (Vulgate); or, as the LXX. puts it, Αὐτοὶ γὰρ οἱ φόνον μετέχοντες θησαυρίζουσιν ἑαυτοῖς κατὰ, "For they who take part in murder treasure up evils for themselves;" that is, they am bringing a heavier and surer destruction upon themselves than they can ever inflict upon others (Wardlaw). The LXX. adds, at the close of the verse, Ἡ δὲ καταστροφὴ ἀνδρῶν παρανόμων κακή, "And the overthrowing or destruction of transgressors is wrest, or evil." The Arabic Version has a similar addition.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But they
וְ֭הֵם (wə·hêm)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1992: They

lie in wait
יֶאֱרֹ֑בוּ (ye·’ĕ·rō·ḇū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 693: To lie in wait

for their [own] blood;
לְדָמָ֣ם (lə·ḏā·mām)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 1818: Blood, of man, an animal, the juice of the grape, bloodshed

they ambush
יִ֝צְפְּנ֗וּ (yiṣ·pə·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 6845: To hide, to hoard, reserve, to deny, to protect, to lurk

their [own] lives.
לְנַפְשֹׁתָֽם׃ (lə·nap̄·šō·ṯām)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion


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