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Proverbs 17:11

    Proverbs 17:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    An evil man seeks only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    An evil man seeketh only rebellion; Therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    An uncontrolled man is only looking for trouble, so a cruel servant will be sent against him.

    Webster's Revision

    An evil man seeketh only rebellion; Therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.

    World English Bible

    An evil man seeks only rebellion; therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    An evil man seeketh only rebellion; therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 17:11

    The proverb expresses the reverence of the East for the supreme authority of the king. The "cruel messenger" is probably the king's officer despatched to subdue and punish. The Septuagint renders it: "The Lord will send a pitiless Angel."

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 17:11

    17:11 Rebellion - Against God. Messenger - Or, a cruel angel, the angel of death, the devil, or some bloody men employed by God to avenge his quarrel.