Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

For they do not sleep unless they do evil. And their sleep is taken away unless they cause to fall.

New American Standard Bible

For they cannot sleep unless they do evil; And they are robbed of sleep unless they make someone stumble.

King James Version

For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.

Holman Bible

For they can’t sleep
unless they have done what is evil;
they are robbed of sleep
unless they make someone stumble.

International Standard Version

For they cannot sleep unless they are doing evil, and they are robbed of their sleep unless they cause someone to stumble.

American Standard Version

For they sleep not, except they do evil; And their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.

Amplified

For they cannot sleep unless they have caused trouble or vexation; their sleep is taken away unless they have caused someone to fall.

Bible in Basic English

For they take no rest till they have done evil; their sleep is taken away if they have not been the cause of someone's fall.

Darby Translation

For they sleep not except they have done mischief, and their sleep is taken away unless they have caused some to fall.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For they do not sleep, unless they have done evil; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause someone to fall.

Julia Smith Translation

For they slept not, if they shall not do evil; and their sleep was taken away, if they shall not cause to falter.

King James 2000

For they sleep not, unless they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause someone to fall.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For they will not sleep if they have not done wrong, and they are robbed of their sleep if they do not cause stumbling.

Modern King James verseion

For they do not sleep, except when they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away unless they cause some to fall.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For they cannot sleep, except they have first done some mischief: neither take they any rest, except they have first done some harm.

NET Bible

For they cannot sleep unless they cause harm; they are robbed of sleep until they make someone stumble.

New Heart English Bible

For they do not sleep, unless they do evil. Their sleep is taken away, unless they make someone fall.

The Emphasized Bible

For they sleep not, unless they can do mischief, - They rob themselves of their sleep, if they cannot cause someone to stumble,

Webster

For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.

World English Bible

For they don't sleep, unless they do evil. Their sleep is taken away, unless they make someone fall.

Youngs Literal Translation

For they sleep not if they do not evil, And their sleep hath been taken violently away, If they cause not some to stumble.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ישׁן 
Yashen 
Usage: 19

and their sleep
שׁנא שׁנה 
Shehah 
Usage: 23

is taken away
גּזל 
Gazal 
Usage: 30

Verse Info

Context Readings

The Right Path

15 Avoid it. Do not pass by it. Turn from it, and pass on. 16 For they do not sleep unless they do evil. And their sleep is taken away unless they cause to fall. 17 For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.


Cross References

Psalm 36:4

He devises iniquity upon his bed. He sets himself in a way that is not good. He does not abhor evil.

Micah 2:1

Woe to those who devise iniquity and work evil upon their beds! When the morning is light they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand.

Proverbs 1:16

For their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed blood.

Isaiah 57:20

But the wicked are like the troubled sea, for it cannot rest, and its waters cast up mire and dirt.

2 Peter 2:14

having eyes full of adultery, and unceasing sin, enticing unstable souls, having a heart trained in greed, children of a curse,

Luke 22:66

And when it became day, the eldership of the people, the chief priests, and the scholars, came together, and led him into their council, saying,

John 18:28

They lead Jesus therefore from Caiaphas to the Praetorium. And it was early, and they did not enter into the Praetorium, so that they would not be defiled, but that they might eat the Passover.

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