Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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.

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] will fall into it,
And he who rolls a stone [up a hill to do mischief], it will come back on 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.

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 cover itself with guile, his wickedness shall be openly shown before the assembly. 27 He who digs a pit shall fall in it, and he who rolls a stone, it shall return upon him. 28 A lying tongue hates those whom it has wounded, and a flattering mouth works ruin.



Cross References

Proverbs 28:10

He who causes the upright to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit. But the perfect shall inherit good.

Esther 7:10

So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then the king's wrath was pacified.

Psalm 7:15-16

He has made a pit, and dug it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.

Psalm 9:15

The nations are sunk down in the pit that they made. In the net which they hid, their own foot is taken.

Psalm 10:2

In the pride of the wicked man the poor man is hotly pursued. Let them be taken in the devices that they have conceived.

Psalm 57:6

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

Ecclesiastes 10:8

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

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