PROVERBS 1:19

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.”

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Proverbs 1:19 Translation & Meaning

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So כֵּ֗ן Properly, set upright; hence (figuratively as adjective) just; but usually (as adverb or conjunction) rightly or so (in various applications to manner, time and relation; often with other particles) So
are (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
the ways אָ֭רְחוֹת A well-trodden road (literally or figuratively); also a caravan ways
of every one כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) every one
that is greedy בֹּ֣צֵֽעַ To break off, i.e., (usually) plunder; figuratively, to finish, or (intransitively) stop greedy
of gain; בָּ֑צַע Plunder; by extension, gain (usually unjust) gain
which (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
taketh away יִקָּֽח׃ To take (in the widest variety of applications) taketh away
the life נֶ֖פֶשׁ Properly, a breathing creature, i.e., animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental) life
of the owners בְּעָלָ֣יו A master; hence, a husband, or (figuratively) owner (often used with another noun in modifications of this latter sense) owners
thereof. בְּעָלָ֣יו A master; hence, a husband, or (figuratively) owner (often used with another noun in modifications of this latter sense) thereof

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  • 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.

  • 19  So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.

  • 20  Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:

  • 21  She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,




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