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Proverbs 1:11

    Proverbs 1:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    If they say, Come with us, Let us lay wait for blood; Let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    If they say, Come with us; let us make designs against the good, waiting secretly for the upright, without cause;

    Webster's Revision

    If they say, Come with us, Let us lay wait for blood; Let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause;

    World English Bible

    If they say, "Come with us, Let's lay in wait for blood; let's lurk secretly for the innocent without cause;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Proverbs 1:11

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.
    Privily - Secretly.
    Without - Outside.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 1:11

    If they say, Come with us - From all accounts, this is precisely the way in which the workers of iniquity form their partisans, and constitute their marauding societies to the present day.

    Let us lay wait for blood - Let us rob and murder.

    Let us lurk privily - Let us lie in ambush for our prey.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 1:11

    The temptation against which the teacher seeks to guard his disciple is that of joining a band of highway robbers. The "vain men" who gathered around Jephthah Judges 11:3, the lawless or discontented who came to David in Adullam 1 Samuel 22:2, the bands of robbers who infested every part of the country in the period of the New Testament, and against whom every Roman governor had to wage incessant war, show how deeply rooted the evil was in Palestine. Compare the Psalm 10:7, note; Psalm 10:10 note.

    Without cause - Better, in vain; most modern commentators join the words with "innocent," and interpret them after Job 1:9. The evil-doers deride their victims as being righteous "in vain." They get nothing by it. It does them no good.