Proverbs 4:16



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

For they cannot sleep unless they do evil; And they are robbed of sleep unless they make someone stumble.

King James Version

For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.

International Standard Version

For they cannot sleep unless they are doing evil, and they are robbed of their sleep unless they cause someone to stumble.

A Conservative Version

For they do not sleep unless they do evil. And their sleep is taken away unless they cause to fall.

American Standard Version

For they sleep not, except they do evil; And their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.

Amplified

For they cannot sleep unless they have caused trouble or vexation; their sleep is taken away unless they have caused someone to fall.

Bible in Basic English

For they take no rest till they have done evil; their sleep is taken away if they have not been the cause of someone's fall.

Darby Translation

For they sleep not except they have done mischief, and their sleep is taken away unless they have caused some to fall.

Holman Bible

For they can't sleep unless they have done what is evil; they are robbed of sleep unless they make someone stumble.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For they do not sleep, unless they have done evil; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause someone to fall.

Julia Smith Translation

For they slept not, if they shall not do evil; and their sleep was taken away, if they shall not cause to falter.

King James 2000

For they sleep not, unless they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause someone to fall.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For they will not sleep if they have not done wrong, and they are robbed of their sleep if they do not cause stumbling.

Modern King James verseion

For they do not sleep, except when they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away unless they cause some to fall.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For they cannot sleep, except they have first done some mischief: neither take they any rest, except they have first done some harm.

NET Bible

For they cannot sleep unless they cause harm; they are robbed of sleep until they make someone stumble.

New Heart English Bible

For they do not sleep, unless they do evil. Their sleep is taken away, unless they make someone fall.

New simplified Bible

They do not sleep unless they have done evil. Their sleep is taken away unless they make someone fall.

The Emphasized Bible

For they sleep not, unless they can do mischief, - They rob themselves of their sleep, if they cannot cause someone to stumble,

Webster

For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.

World English Bible

For they don't sleep, unless they do evil. Their sleep is taken away, unless they make someone fall.

Youngs Literal Translation

For they sleep not if they do not evil, And their sleep hath been taken violently away, If they cause not some to stumble.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ישׁן 
Yashen 
Usage: 19

רעע 
Ra`a` 
Usage: 98

שׁנא שׁנה 
Shehah 
Usage: 23

גּזל 
Gazal 
Usage: 30

Context Readings

The Right Path

15 Avoid it, do not pass by it; Turn away from it and pass on. 16 For they cannot sleep unless they do evil; And they are robbed of sleep unless they make someone stumble. 17 For they eat the bread of wickedness And drink the wine of violence.


Cross References

Psalm 36:4

He plans wickedness upon his bed; He sets himself on a path that is not good; He does not despise evil.

Micah 2:1

Woe to those who scheme iniquity, Who work out evil on their beds! When morning comes, they do it, For it is in the power of their hands.

Proverbs 1:16

For their feet run to evil And they hasten to shed blood.

Isaiah 57:20

But the wicked are like the tossing sea, For it cannot be quiet, And its waters toss up refuse and mud.

2 Peter 2:14

having eyes full of adultery that never cease from sin, enticing unstable souls, having a heart trained in greed, accursed children;

Luke 22:66

When it was day, the Council of elders of the people assembled, both chief priests and scribes, and they led Him away to their council chamber, saying,

John 18:28

Then they led Jesus from Caiaphas into the Praetorium, and it was early; and they themselves did not enter into the Praetorium so that they would not be defiled, but might eat the Passover.



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