Proverbs 29:5
New International Version
Those who flatter their neighbors are spreading nets for their feet.

New Living Translation
To flatter friends is to lay a trap for their feet.

English Standard Version
A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.

Berean Study Bible
A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.

King James Bible
A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.

New King James Version
A man who flatters his neighbor Spreads a net for his feet.

New American Standard Bible
A man who flatters his neighbor Is spreading a net for his steps.

NASB 1995
A man who flatters his neighbor Is spreading a net for his steps.

NASB 1977
A man who flatters his neighbor Is spreading a net for his steps.

Amplified Bible
A man who flatters his neighbor [with smooth words intending to do harm] Is spreading a net for his own feet.

Christian Standard Bible
A person who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.

American Standard Version
A man that flattereth his neighbor Spreadeth a net for his steps.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A man that is duplicitous with his neighbor spreads a net for his steps.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He that prepares a net in the way of his own friend, entangles his own feet in it.

Contemporary English Version
Flattery is nothing less than setting a trap.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A man that speaketh to his friend with flattering and dissembling words, spreadeth a net for his feet.

English Revised Version
A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his steps.

Good News Translation
If you flatter your friends, you set a trap for yourself.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A person who flatters his neighbor is spreading a net for him to step into.

International Standard Version
A strong man who flatters his neighbor is setting a trap where he walks.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A man that flattereth his neighbour Spreadeth a net for his steps.

Literal Standard Version
A man taking a portion above his neighbor, Spreads a net for his own steps.

NET Bible
The one who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his steps.

New Heart English Bible
A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.

World English Bible
A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.

Young's Literal Translation
A man taking a portion above his neighbour, Spreadeth a net for his own steps.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Stiff-Necked will Be Destroyed
4By justice a king brings stability to the land, but a man who exacts tribute demolishes it. 5A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet. 6An evil man is caught by his own sin, but a righteous one sings and rejoices.…

Cross References
Psalm 5:9
For not a word they speak can be trusted; destruction lies within them. Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit.

Psalm 36:2
For his eyes are too full of conceit to detect or hate his own sin.

Proverbs 26:28
A lying tongue hates those it crushes, and a flattering mouth causes ruin.

Proverbs 28:23
He who rebukes a man will later find more favor than one who flatters with his tongue.


Treasury of Scripture

A man that flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.

that

Proverbs 7:5,21
That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words…

Proverbs 20:19
He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.

Proverbs 26:24,25,28
He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him; …

spreadeth

Proverbs 1:17
Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.

Lamentations 1:13
From above hath he sent fire into my bones, and it prevaileth against them: he hath spread a net for my feet, he hath turned me back: he hath made me desolate and faint all the day.

Hosea 5:1
Hear ye this, O priests; and hearken, ye house of Israel; and give ye ear, O house of the king; for judgment is toward you, because ye have been a snare on Mizpah, and a net spread upon Tabor.









Verse 5. - A man that flattereth his neighbour; says only what is agreeable, applauds his words and actions indiscriminately, and makes him think too well of himself he is no true friend (see Proverbs 28:23). Spreadeth a net for his feet; his stops (Proverbs 26:28; Job 18:8, etc.). If a man listens to such flattering words, and is influenced by them, he works his own ruin; self-deceived, he knows not his real condition, and accordingly makes grievous disaster of his life. The LXX. gives a different turn to the sentence, "He that prepareth a net before his friend entangles his own feet therein" (comp. Proverbs 26:27; Proverbs 28:10).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
A man
גֶּ֭בֶר (ge·ḇer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1397: A valiant man, warrior, a person simply

who flatters
מַחֲלִ֣יק (ma·ḥă·lîq)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 2505: To be smooth, to apportion, separate

his neighbor
רֵעֵ֑הוּ (rê·‘ê·hū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7453: Friend, companion, fellow

spreads
פּוֹרֵ֥שׂ (pō·w·rêś)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 6566: To break apart, disperse

a net
רֶ֝֗שֶׁת (re·šeṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7568: A net

for
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

his feet.
פְּעָמָֽיו׃ (pə·‘ā·māw)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6471: A beat, foot, anvil, occurrence


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