Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

The words of the wicked lay in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

New American Standard Bible

The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood,
But the mouth of the upright will deliver them.

King James Version

The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

Holman Bible

The words of the wicked are a deadly ambush,
but the speech of the upright rescues them.

International Standard Version

The words of the wicked lead to bloodshed, but the speech of the upright delivers them.

American Standard Version

The words of the wicked are of lying in wait for blood; But the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

Amplified


The [malevolent] words of the wicked lie in wait for [innocent] blood [to slander],
But the mouth of the upright will rescue and protect them.

Bible in Basic English

The words of sinners are destruction for the upright; but the mouth of upright men is their salvation.

Darby Translation

The words of the wicked are a lying-in-wait for blood; but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

Julia Smith Translation

The words of the unjust are the lying in wait of blood: and the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

King James 2000

The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The words of the wicked [are] an ambush of blood, but the mouth of the upright delivers them.

Modern King James verseion

The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood; but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The talking of the ungodly is how they may lay wait for blood; but the mouth of the righteous will deliver them.

NET Bible

The words of the wicked lie in wait to shed innocent blood, but the words of the upright will deliver them.

New Heart English Bible

The words of the wicked are about lying in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them.

The Emphasized Bible

The words of the lawless, are - of lying in wait for blood, but, the mouth of the upright, shall deliver them.

Webster

The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

World English Bible

The words of the wicked are about lying in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them.

Youngs Literal Translation

The words of the wicked are: 'Lay wait for blood,' And the mouth of the upright delivereth them.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

of the wicked
רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 263

are to lie in wait
ארב 
'arab 
Usage: 42

דּם 
Dam 
Usage: 359

but the mouth
פּה 
Peh 
Usage: 497

נצל 
Natsal 
Usage: 213

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

5 The thoughts of the righteous are just. The counsels of the wicked are deceit. 6 The words of the wicked lay in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them. 7 The wicked are overthrown, and are not, but the house of the righteous shall stand.



Cross References

Proverbs 14:3

In the mouth of a fool is a rod of pride, but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.

2 Samuel 17:1-4

Moreover Ahithophel said to Absalom, Let me now choose out twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue after David this night.

Esther 4:7-14

And Mordecai told him of all that had happened to him, and the exact sum of the money that Haman had promised to pay to the king's treasuries for the Jews to destroy them.

Esther 7:4-6

For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish. But if we had been sold for bondmen and bondwomen, I would have held my peace, although the adversary could not have compensated for the king's damage.

Proverbs 1:11-19

If they say, Come with us. Let us lay wait for blood. Let us lurk secretly for the innocent without cause.

Isaiah 59:7

Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity. Desolation and destruction are in their paths.

Jeremiah 5:26

For among my people are found wicked men. They watch as fowlers lay in wait. They set a trap; they catch men.

Micah 7:1-2

Woe is me! For I am as when they have gathered the summer fruits, as the grape gleanings of the vintage. There is no cluster to eat. My soul desires the first ripe fig.

Acts 23:12

And when it became day, some of the Jews, having made a conspiracy, put themselves under a curse, saying neither to eat nor to drink until they would kill Paul.

Acts 23:15

Now therefore ye with the council report to the chief captain that tomorrow he may bring him down to you, as though going to inquire more accurately the things about him. And we, before he comes near, are prepared to kill him.

Acts 25:3

asking a favor against him, that he would summon him to Jerusalem, making an ambush to kill him on the way.

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