Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

The one who digs a pit may fall into it,
and the one who breaks through a wall may be bitten by a snake.

New American Standard Bible

He who digs a pit may fall into it, and a serpent may bite him who breaks through a wall.

King James Version

He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him.

International Standard Version

Whoever digs a pit may fall into it, and whoever breaks through a wall may suffer a snake bite.

A Conservative Version

He who digs a pit shall fall into it, and he who breaks through a wall, a serpent shall bite him.

American Standard Version

He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh through a wall, a serpent shall bite him.

Amplified

He who digs a pit [for others] may fall into it, and a serpent may bite him who breaks through a [stone] wall.

Bible in Basic English

He who makes a hole for others will himself go into it, and for him who makes a hole through a wall the bite of a snake will be a punishment.

Darby Translation

He that diggeth a pit falleth into it; and whoso breaketh down a hedge, a serpent biteth him.

Julia Smith Translation

He digging a ditch shall fall into it; he breaking down a wall, a serpent shall bite him.

King James 2000

He that digs a pit shall fall into it; and whosoever breaks through a wall, a serpent shall bite him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Whoever digs a pit will fall into it. Whoever breaks through a wall, a snake will bite him.

Modern King James verseion

He who digs a pit shall fall into it; and whoever breaks a hedge, a snake shall bite him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But he that diggeth up a pit, shall fall therein himself; and whoso breaketh down the hedge, a serpent shall bite him.

NET Bible

One who digs a pit may fall into it, and one who breaks through a wall may be bitten by a snake.

New Heart English Bible

He who digs a pit may fall into it; and whoever breaks through a wall may be bitten by a serpent.

The Emphasized Bible

He that diggeth a pit, thereinto, may fall, - and, he that breaketh through a hedge, there may bite him a serpent.

Webster

He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoever breaketh a hedge, a serpent shall bite him.

World English Bible

He who digs a pit may fall into it; and whoever breaks through a wall may be bitten by a snake.

Youngs Literal Translation

Whoso is digging a pit falleth into it, And whoso is breaking a hedge, a serpent biteth him.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חפר 
Chaphar 
Usage: 22

a pit
גּוּמּץ 
Guwmmats 
pit
Usage: 1

an hedge
גּדר 
Gader 
Usage: 12

נחשׁ 
Nachash 
Usage: 31

נשׁך 
Nashak 
Usage: 16

References

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Hastings

Watsons

Verse Info

Context Readings

Accidents Happen'Even To Professionals

7 I have seen slaves on horses,
but princes walking on the ground like slaves.
8 The one who digs a pit may fall into it,
and the one who breaks through a wall may be bitten by a snake.
9 The one who quarries stones may be hurt by them;
the one who splits trees may be endangered by them.



Cross References

Amos 5:19

It will be like a man who flees from a lion
only to have a bear confront him.
He goes home and rests his hand against the wall
only to have a snake bite him.

Proverbs 26:27

The one who digs a pit will fall into it,
and whoever rolls a stone—
it will come back on him.

Judges 9:5

He went to his father’s house in Ophrah and killed his 70 brothers, the sons of Jerubbaal, on top of a large stone. But Jotham, the youngest son of Jerubbaal, survived, because he hid himself.

Judges 9:53-57

But a woman threw the upper portion of a millstone on Abimelech’s head and fractured his skull.

2 Samuel 17:23

When Ahithophel realized that his advice had not been followed, he saddled his donkey and set out for his house in his hometown. He set his affairs in order and hanged himself. So he died and was buried in his father’s tomb.

2 Samuel 18:15

and 10 young men who were Joab’s armor-bearers surrounded Absalom, struck him, and killed him.

Esther 7:10

They hanged Haman on the gallows he had prepared for Mordecai. Then the king’s anger subsided.

Psalm 7:15-16

He dug a pit and hollowed it out
but fell into the hole he had made.

Psalm 9:15-16

The nations have fallen into the pit they made;
their foot is caught in the net they have concealed.

Amos 9:3

If they hide themselves
on the top of Carmel,
from there I will track them down
and seize them;
if they conceal themselves
from My sight on the sea floor,
from there I will command
the sea serpent to bite them.

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