PROVERBS 1:16

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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

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Proverbs 1:16 Translation & Meaning

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For כִּ֣י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed For
their feet רַ֭גְלֵיהֶם A foot (as used in walking); by implication, a step; by euphemistically the pudenda feet
run יָר֑וּצוּ To run (for whatever reason, especially to rush) run
to evil, לָרַ֣ע Bad or (as noun) evil (natural or moral) evil
and make haste וִֽ֝ימַהֲר֗וּ Properly, to be liquid or flow easily, i.e., (by implication); to hurry (in a good or a bad sense); often used (with another verb) adverbially, promptly make haste
to shed לִשְׁפָּךְ To spill forth (blood, a libation, liquid metal; or even a solid, i.e., to mound up); also (figuratively) to expend (life, soul, complaint, money, etc.); intensively, to sprawl out shed
blood. דָּֽם׃ Blood (as that which when shed causes death) of man or an animal; by analogy, the juice of the grape; figuratively (especially in the plural) bloodshed (i.e., drops of blood) blood

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

  • 15  My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:

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

  • 17  Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.

  • 18  And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.




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