Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He who digs a pit will fall into it, And he who rolls a stone, it will come back on him.

King James Version

Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

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

A Conservative Version

He who digs a pit shall fall in it, and he who rolls a stone, it shall return upon him.

American Standard Version

Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein; And he that rolleth a stone, it shall return upon him.

Amplified

Whoever digs a pit [for another man's feet] shall fall into it himself, and he who rolls a stone [up a height to do mischief], it will return upon him.

Bible in Basic English

He who makes a hole in the earth will himself go falling into it: and on him by whom a stone is rolled the stone will come back again.

Darby Translation

Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein; and he that rolleth a stone, it shall return upon him.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Whosoever digs a pit shall fall therein, and he that rolls a stone, it will return upon him.

Julia Smith Translation

He digging a pit shall fall into it: and he rolling a stone it shall turn back upon him.

King James 2000

Whosoever digs a pit shall fall in it: and he that rolls a stone, it will return upon him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who digs a pit, in it he will fall, and he who rolls a stone, on him it will come back.

Modern King James verseion

Whoever digs a pit shall fall into it; and he who rolls a stone, it will turn back to him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Whoso diggeth up a pit, shall fall therein; and he that weltereth a stone, shall stumble upon it himself.

NET Bible

The one who digs a pit will fall into it; the one who rolls a stone -- it will come back on him.

New Heart English Bible

Whoever digs a pit shall fall into it. Whoever rolls a stone, it will come back on him.

The Emphasized Bible

He that diggeth a pit, thereinto, shall fall, and, he that rolleth a stone, upon himself, shall it return.

Webster

Whoever diggeth a pit shall fall into it: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.

World English Bible

Whoever digs a pit shall fall into it. Whoever rolls a stone, it will come back on him.

Youngs Literal Translation

Whoso is digging a pit falleth into it, And the roller of a stone, to him it turneth.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
כּרה 
Karah 
Usage: 16

a pit
שׁחת 
Shachath 
Usage: 23

גּלל 
Galal 
Usage: 18

it will return
שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

References

American

Pit

Morish

Context Readings

All About Fools

26 Though his hatred covers itself with guile, His wickedness will be revealed before the assembly. 27 He who digs a pit will fall into it, And he who rolls a stone, it will come back on him. 28 A lying tongue hates those it crushes, And a flattering mouth works ruin.



Cross References

Proverbs 28:10

He who leads the upright astray in an evil way Will himself fall into his own pit, But the blameless will inherit good.

Esther 7:10

So they hanged Haman on the gallows which he had prepared for Mordecai, and the king's anger subsided.

Psalm 7:15-16

He has dug a pit and hollowed it out, And has fallen into the hole which he made.

Psalm 9:15

The nations have sunk down in the pit which they have made; In the net which they hid, their own foot has been caught.

Psalm 10:2

In pride the wicked hotly pursue the afflicted; Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised.

Psalm 57:6

They have prepared a net for my steps; My soul is bowed down; They dug a pit before me; They themselves have fallen into the midst of it. Selah.

Ecclesiastes 10:8

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

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