Proverbs 12:6
New International Version
The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them.

New Living Translation
The words of the wicked are like a murderous ambush, but the words of the godly save lives.

English Standard Version
The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright delivers them.

Berean Study Bible
The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them.

New American Standard Bible
The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, But the mouth of the upright will deliver them.

King James Bible
The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

Christian Standard Bible
The words of the wicked are a deadly ambush, but the speech of the upright rescues them.

Contemporary English Version
Bad advice is a deadly trap, but good advice is like a shield.

Good News Translation
The words of the wicked are murderous, but the words of the righteous rescue those who are threatened.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The words of the wicked are a deadly ambush, but the speech of the upright rescues them.

International Standard Version
The words of the wicked lead to bloodshed, but the speech of the upright delivers them.

NET Bible
The words of the wicked lie in wait to shed innocent blood, but the words of the upright will deliver them.

New Heart English Bible
The words of the wicked are about lying in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The words of the evil lie in ambush for blood, and the mouth of the upright delivers them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The words of wicked people are a deadly ambush, but the words of decent people rescue.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood; But the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

New American Standard 1977
The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, But the mouth of the upright will deliver them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

King James 2000 Bible
The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

American King James Version
The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

American Standard Version
The words of the wicked are of lying in wait for blood; But the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The words of ungodly men are crafty; but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood: the mouth of the just shall deliver them.

Darby Bible Translation
The words of the wicked are a lying-in-wait for blood; but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

English Revised Version
The words of the wicked are of lying in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

Webster's Bible Translation
The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

World English Bible
The words of the wicked are about lying in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them.

Young's Literal Translation
The words of the wicked are: 'Lay wait for blood,' And the mouth of the upright delivereth them.
Study Bible
Loving Discipline and Knowledge
5The plans of the righteous are just, but the counsel of the wicked leads to deceit. 6The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them. 7The wicked are overthrown and perish, but the house of the righteous will stand.…
Cross References
Proverbs 1:11
If they say, "Come along, let us lie in wait for blood, let us ambush the innocent without cause,

Proverbs 1:16
For their feet run to evil, and they are swift to shed blood.

Proverbs 12:5
The plans of the righteous are just, but the counsel of the wicked leads to deceit.

Proverbs 14:3
The proud speech of a fool brings a rod to his back, but the lips of the wise protect them.

Treasury of Scripture

The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

words

Proverbs 1:11-19
If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause: …

2 Samuel 17:1-4
Moreover Ahithophel said unto Absalom, Let me now choose out twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue after David this night: …

Isaiah 59:7
Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.







Lexicon
The words
דִּבְרֵ֣י (diḇ·rê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

of the wicked
רְשָׁעִ֣ים (rə·šā·‘îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

lie in wait
אֱרָב־ (’ĕ·rāḇ-)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 693: To lie in wait

for blood,
דָּ֑ם (dām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1818: Blood, of man, an animal, the juice of the grape, bloodshed

but the speech
וּפִ֥י (ū·p̄î)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

of the upright
יְ֝שָׁרִ֗ים (yə·šā·rîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3477: Straight, right

rescues them.
יַצִּילֵֽם׃ (yaṣ·ṣî·lêm)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5337: To strip, plunder, deliver oneself, be delivered, snatch away, deliver
(6) The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood--i.e., are calculated for this end.

The mouth of the upright shall deliver them--i.e., those for whom the wicked lie in wait.

Verse 6. - The words of the wicked are to lie in wait - a lying in wait - for blood (see Proverbs 1:11). The wicked, by their lies, slanders, false accusations, etc., endanger men's lives, as Jezebel compassed Naboth's death by false witness (1 Kings 21:13). The mouth of the upright shall deliver them; i.e. the innocent whose blood the wicked seek. The good plead the cause of the oppressed, using their eloquence in their favour, as in the Apocryphal Story of Susannah, Daniel saved the accused woman from the slanders of the elders. 12:1 Those who have grace, will delight in the instructions given them. Those that stifle their convictions, are like brutes. 2. The man who covers selfish and vicious designs under a profession of religion or friendship, will be condemned. 3. Though men may advance themselves by sinful arts, they cannot settle and secure themselves. But those who by faith are rooted in Christ, are firmly fixed. 4. A wife who is pious, prudent, and looks well to the ways of her household, who makes conscience of her duty, and can bear crosses; such a one is an honour and comfort to her husband. She that is the reverse of this, preys upon him, and consumes him. 5. Thoughts are not free; they are under the Divine knowledge, therefore under the Divine command. It is a man's shame to act with deceit, with trick and design. 6. Wicked people speak mischief to their neighbours. A man may sometimes do a good work with one good word. 7. God's blessing is often continued to the families of godly men, while the wicked are overthrown. 8. The apostles showed wisdom by glorying in shame for the name of Christ. 9. He that lives in a humble state, who has no one to wait upon him, but gets bread by his own labour, is happier than he that glories in high birth or gay attire, and wants necessaries.
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