PROVERBS 1:12

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:”

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Proverbs 1:12 Translation & Meaning

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Let us swallow them up נִ֭בְלָעֵם To make away with (specifically by swallowing); generally, to destroy Let swallow up
alive חַיִּ֑ים Alive; hence, raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively alive
as the grave; כִּשְׁא֣וֹל Hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates grave
and whole, וּ֝תְמִימִ֗ים Entire (literally, figuratively or morally); also (as noun) integrity, truth whole
as those that go down כְּי֣וֹרְדֵי To descend (literally, to go downwards; or conventionally to a lower region, as the shore, a boundary, the enemy, etc.; or figuratively, to fall); causatively, to bring down (in all the above applications) those go down
into the pit: בֽוֹר׃ A pit hole (especially one used as a cistern or a prison) pit

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  • 10  My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.

  • 11  If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:

  • 12  Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:

  • 13  We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:

  • 14  Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:




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