Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Until an arrow pierces through his liver; As a bird hastens to the snare, So he does not know that it will cost him his life.

King James Version

Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.

Holman Bible

until an arrow pierces its liver, like a bird darting into a snare- he doesn't know it will cost him his life.

International Standard Version

until an arrow pierces his liver. As a bird darts into a snare, he doesn't realize his fatal decision.

A Conservative Version

till an arrow strikes through his liver, as a bird hastens to the snare. And he does not know that it is for his life.

American Standard Version

Till an arrow strike through his liver; As a bird hasteth to the snare, And knoweth not that it is for his life.

Amplified

Till a dart [of passion] pierces and inflames his vitals; then like a bird fluttering straight into the net [he hastens], not knowing that it will cost him his life.

Bible in Basic English

Like a bird falling into a net; with no thought that his life is in danger, till an arrow goes into his side.

Darby Translation

till an arrow strike through his liver: as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for its life.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

until the arrow pierces through his liver. He is as a bird struggling in the snare and not knowing that it is against his own life.

Julia Smith Translation

Till an arrow shall cleave his liver; as a bird hastening to the snare, and not knowing that it is for his soul.

King James 2000

Till an arrow strikes through his liver; as a bird hastens to the snare, and knows not that it is for his life.

Lexham Expanded Bible

until an arrow pierces his {entrails}, like a bird rushing into a snare, but he does not know that {it will cost him his life}.

Modern King James verseion

until a dart strikes through his liver; as a bird hastens to the snare and does not know that it is for his soul.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

so long till she hath wounded his liver with her dart: like as if a bird hasted to the snare, not knowing that the peril of his life lieth thereupon.

NET Bible

till an arrow pierces his liver -- like a bird hurrying into a trap, and he does not know that it will cost him his life.

New Heart English Bible

Until an arrow strikes through his liver, as a bird hurries to the snare, and doesn't know that it will cost his life.

The Emphasized Bible

Until an arrow cleaveth his liver, as a bird hasteth into a snare, and knoweth not, that, for his life, it is!

Webster

Till a dart striketh through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.

World English Bible

Until an arrow strikes through his liver, as a bird hurries to the snare, and doesn't know that it will cost his life.

Youngs Literal Translation

Till an arrow doth split his liver, As a bird hath hastened unto a snare, And hath not known that it is for its life.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חץ 
Chets 
Usage: 53

פּלח 
Palach 
Usage: 5

כּבד 
Kabed 
Usage: 14

as a bird
צפּר צפּור 
Tsippowr 
Usage: 40

to the snare
פּח 
Pach 
Usage: 27

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

A Story Of Seduction

22 Suddenly he follows her As an ox goes to the slaughter, Or as one in fetters to the discipline of a fool, 23 Until an arrow pierces through his liver; As a bird hastens to the snare, So he does not know that it will cost him his life. 24 Now therefore, my sons, listen to me, And pay attention to the words of my mouth.



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 9:12

Moreover, man does not know his time: like fish caught in a treacherous net and birds trapped in a snare, so the sons of men are ensnared at an evil time when it suddenly falls on them.

Numbers 25:8-9

and he went after the man of Israel into the tent and pierced both of them through, the man of Israel and the woman, through the body. So the plague on the sons of Israel was checked.

Proverbs 1:17

Indeed, it is useless to spread the baited net In the sight of any bird;

Proverbs 9:18

But he does not know that the dead are there, That her guests are in the depths of Sheol.

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