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Proverbs 1:12

    Proverbs 1:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Let us swallow them up alive as Sheol, And whole, as those that go down into the pit;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let us overcome them living, like the underworld, and in their strength, as those who go down to death;

    Webster's Revision

    Let us swallow them up alive as Sheol, And whole, as those that go down into the pit;

    World English Bible

    let's swallow them up alive like Sheol, and whole, like those who go down into the pit.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Let us swallow them up alive as Sheol, and whole, as those that go down into the pit;

    Definitions for Proverbs 1:12

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 1:12

    Let us swallow them up alive - Give them as hasty a death as if the earth were suddenly to swallow them up. This seems to refer to the destruction of a whole village. Let us destroy man, woman, and child; and then we may seize on and carry away the whole of their property, and the booty will be great.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 1:12

    i. e., "We will be as all-devouring as Sheol. The destruction of those we attack shall be as sudden as that of those who go down quickly into the pit." Some render the latter clause, and upright men as those that go down to the pit. "Pit" here is a synonym for Sheol, the great cavernous depth, the shadow-world of the dead.