Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

“Woe to him who gets evil gain for his house
To put his nest on high,
To be delivered from the hand of calamity!

King James Version

Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil!

Holman Bible

Woe to him who dishonestly makes
wealth for his house
to place his nest on high,
to escape from the reach of disaster!

International Standard Version

"Woe to the one who amasses profit upon unjust profit in order to establish his household, so he can establish a secure place on the heights and escape from the power of evil.

A Conservative Version

Woe to him who gets an evil gain for his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the hand of evil!

American Standard Version

Woe to him that getteth an evil gain for his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the hand of evil!

Amplified


“Woe (judgment is coming) to him who obtains wicked gain for his house [and thinks by so doing]
To set his nest on high,
That he may be rescued from the hand of evil.

Bible in Basic English

A curse on him who gets evil profits for his family, so that he may put his resting-place on high and be safe from the hand of the wrongdoer!

Darby Translation

Woe to him that getteth iniquitous gain to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the grasp of evil!

Julia Smith Translation

Wo! to him plundering an evil plunder to his house, to set his nest on high, to deliver from the hand of evil.

King James 2000

Woe to him that covets an evil gain for his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of ruin!

Lexham Expanded Bible

Woe to [him who] obtains profit [from] evil gain for his house, to set his nest on high, to be saved from the hand of misfortune!

Modern King James verseion

Woe to him who robs evil booty for his house, to set his nest on high, to be delivered from the hand of evil!

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Woe unto him, that covetously gathereth evil gotten goods into his house: that he may set his nest on high, to escape from the power of misfortune.

NET Bible

The one who builds his house by unjust gain is as good as dead. He does this so he can build his nest way up high and escape the clutches of disaster.

New Heart English Bible

Woe to him who gets an evil gain for his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the hand of evil.

The Emphasized Bible

Alas! for him who extorteth an extortion of wrong for his own house, - that he may set on high his nest, that he may be delivered from the grasp of calamity.

Webster

Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil!

World English Bible

Woe to him who gets an evil gain for his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the hand of evil!

Youngs Literal Translation

Woe to him who is gaining evil gain for his house, To set on high his nest, To be delivered from the hand of evil,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Woe
הוי 
Howy 
woe, Ah, Ho, O, Alas
Usage: 50

בּצע 
Batsa` 
Usage: 17

בּצע 
Betsa` 
Usage: 22

to his house
בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

that he may set
שׂים שׂוּם 
Suwm 
Usage: 580

קן 
Qen 
Usage: 13

on high
מרום 
Marowm 
Usage: 54

נצל 
Natsal 
Usage: 213

from the power
כּף 
Kaph 
Usage: 192

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Context Readings

Doom On The Unrighteous

8 Because thou hast spoiled many nations, all the other peoples shall spoil thee because of human blood and for the robberies of the land, of the cities, and of all that dwell therein. 9 “Woe to him who gets evil gain for his house
To put his nest on high,
To be delivered from the hand of calamity!
10 Thou hast taken shameful counsel for thy house by cutting off many peoples and hast committed a sin against thy life.



Cross References

Jeremiah 49:16

Thy arrogance has deceived thee, and the pride of thine heart, O thou that dost dwell in the clefts of the rock, that dost hold the height of the mountain: though thou should make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from there, said the LORD.

Genesis 13:10-13

And Lot lifted up his eyes and beheld all the plain of the Jordan that it was well watered everywhere, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as a garden of the LORD like the land of Egypt as thou comest unto Zoar.

Genesis 19:26-38

Then the wife of Lot looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

Deuteronomy 7:25-26

The graven images of their gods ye shall burn in the fire; thou shalt not desire the silver or gold that is on them nor take it unto thee lest thou be snared therein; for it is an abomination to the LORD thy God.

Joshua 7:21-26

When I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment and two hundred shekels of silver and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them and took them; and, behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.

1 Kings 21:2-4

And Ahab spoke unto Naboth, saying, Give me thy vineyard that I may have it for a garden of herbs because it is next to my house, and I will give thee for it a better vineyard than it; or if it seems good unto thee, I will give thee the worth of it in money.

1 Kings 21:19-24

And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus hath the LORD said, Hast thou murdered and also taken possession? And thou shalt speak unto him again, saying, Thus hath the LORD said, In the same place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall the dogs also lick thy blood, even thine.

2 Kings 5:20-27

But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master has spared Naaman, this Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought. As the LORD lives, I will run after him and take something from him.

Job 20:19-28

Because he oppressed and forsook the poor; because he has violently taken away houses which he did not build,

Psalm 10:3-6

For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire and blesses the covetous, whom the LORD abhors.

Psalm 49:11

Their inward thought is that their houses are eternal and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names.

Psalm 52:7

Behold, this is the man that did not make God his strength, but trusted in the abundance of his riches and strengthened himself in his wickedness.

Proverbs 18:11-12

The rich man's wealth is his strong city and as a high wall in his imagination.

Isaiah 28:15

Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with Sheol we are at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood we have hid ourselves:

Isaiah 47:7-9

And thou didst say, I shall be a lady for ever. Until now thou hast not laid these things to heart, neither didst thou remember thy latter end.

Jeremiah 22:13-19

Woe unto him that builds his house and not in righteousness and his chambers and not in judgment, using his neighbour's service without wages and not giving him the wages of his work!

Obadiah 1:4

Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle and though thou set thy nest among the stars, from there I will bring thee down, said the LORD.

Zechariah 5:1-4

Then I turned and lifted up my eyes and looked, and behold a flying roll.

Acts 1:17-25

For he was numbered with us, and had obtained a lot or inheritance of this ministry.

Jude 1:11

Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward and perished in the gainsaying of Core.

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