Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

A rebellious man seeks only evil,
So a cruel messenger will be sent against him.

King James Version

An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.

Holman Bible

An evil man seeks only rebellion;
a cruel messenger will be sent against him.

International Standard Version

A rebellious person seeks evil; a cruel emissary will be sent to oppose him.

A Conservative Version

An evil man seeks only rebellion. Therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.

American Standard Version

An evil man seeketh only rebellion; Therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.

Amplified


A rebellious man seeks only evil;
Therefore a cruel messenger will be sent against him.

Bible in Basic English

An uncontrolled man is only looking for trouble, so a cruel servant will be sent against him.

Darby Translation

An evil man seeketh only rebellion; but a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.

Julia Smith Translation

An evil one will seek only contradiction.: and a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.

King James 2000

An evil man seeks only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

An evil person will seek only rebellion, and a cruel messenger will be sent against him.

Modern King James verseion

An evil one seeks only rebellion; so a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A sedicious person seeketh mischief; but a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.

NET Bible

An evil person seeks only rebellion, and so a cruel messenger will be sent against him.

New Heart English Bible

An evil man seeks only rebellion; therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.

The Emphasized Bible

Nothing less than rebellion, doth a wicked man seek, and, a relentless messenger, shall be sent out against him.

Webster

An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.

World English Bible

An evil man seeks only rebellion; therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.

Youngs Literal Translation

An evil man seeketh only rebellion, And a fierce messenger is sent against him.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
מרי 
M@riy 
Usage: 23

אכזרי 
'akzariy 
Usage: 8

מלאך 
Mal'ak 
Usage: 213

shall be sent
שׁלח 
Shalach 
Usage: 848

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

10 A rebuke goes deeper into one who has understanding
Than a hundred blows into a fool.
11 A rebellious man seeks only evil,
So a cruel messenger will be sent against him.
12 Let a man meet a bear robbed of her cubs,
Rather than a fool in his folly.



Cross References

2 Samuel 15:12

And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David’s counselor, from his city Giloh, while he was offering the sacrifices. And the conspiracy was strong, for the people increased continually with Absalom.

2 Samuel 16:5-9

When King David came to Bahurim, behold, there came out from there a man of the family of the house of Saul whose name was Shimei, the son of Gera; he came out cursing continually as he came.

2 Samuel 18:15

And ten young men who carried Joab’s armor gathered around and struck Absalom and killed him.

2 Samuel 18:19

Then Ahimaaz the son of Zadok said, “Please let me run and bring the king news that the Lord has freed him from the hand of his enemies.”

2 Samuel 20:1

Now a worthless fellow happened to be there whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite; and he blew the trumpet and said,
We have no portion in David,
Nor do we have inheritance in the son of Jesse;
Every man to his tents, O Israel!”

2 Samuel 20:22

Then the woman wisely came to all the people. And they cut off the head of Sheba the son of Bichri and threw it to Joab. So he blew the trumpet, and they were dispersed from the city, each to his tent. Joab also returned to the king at Jerusalem.

1 Kings 2:24-25

Now therefore, as the Lord lives, who has established me and set me on the throne of David my father and who has made me a house as He promised, surely Adonijah shall be put to death today.”

1 Kings 2:31

The king said to him, “Do as he has spoken and fall upon him and bury him, that you may remove from me and from my father’s house the blood which Joab shed without cause.

1 Kings 2:46

So the king commanded Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and he went out and fell upon him so that he died.Thus the kingdom was established in the hands of Solomon.

Matthew 21:41

They *said to Him, “He will bring those wretches to a wretched end, and will rent out the vineyard to other vine-growers who will pay him the proceeds at the proper seasons.”

Matthew 22:7

But the king was enraged, and he sent his armies and destroyed those murderers and set their city on fire.

Luke 19:27

But these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slay them in my presence.”

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