Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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.

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] will fall into it, and whoever breaks through a fence or a [stone] wall, a serpent will bite him.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He that digs a pit shall fall into it, and whosoever breaks a hedge, a serpent shall bite 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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Fausets

Hastings

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Verse Info

Context Readings

Accidents Happen'Even To Professionals

7 And I have observed servants riding on horses, while princes walk on the ground like servants. 8 Whoever digs a pit may fall into it, and whoever breaks through a wall may suffer a snake bite. 9 Someone who quarries stone might be injured; someone splitting logs can fall into danger.



Cross References

Amos 5:19

It will be like a man who runs from a lion, only to encounter a bear; or who comes home, leans his hand against a wall, and a serpent bites him!

Proverbs 26:27

Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, and the stone will come back on whoever starts it rolling.

Judges 9:5

to his father's house in Ophrah. There he murdered his own brothers, Jerubbaal's sons all 70 of them in one place. But Jerubbaal's youngest son Jotham survived by hiding himself.

Judges 9:53-57

But a certain woman threw an upper millstone down on Abimelech's head, fracturing his skull.

2 Samuel 17:23

Meanwhile, when Ahithophel observed that his counsel was not being acted upon, he saddled his donkey, got up, and left for his hometown. Leaving behind a set of orders for his household, he hanged himself. After his death he was buried in his father's tomb.

2 Samuel 18:15

Ten young men who served as Joab's personal assistants then surrounded Absalom, striking him repeatedly and killing him.

Esther 7:10

The king said, "Hang him on it." So they hanged Haman on the pole he had set up for Mordecai, and then the king's anger subsided.

Psalm 7:15-16

He digs a pit, even excavates it; then he fell into the hole that he had made.

Psalm 9:15-16

The nations have sunk down into the pit they made, their feet are ensnared in the trap they set.

Amos 9:3

Even if they hide at the top of Mount Carmel, from there I will search and seize them. Even if they hide from my sight in the depths of the sea, from there I will order the serpent to strike them.

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