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Proverbs 26:27

    Proverbs 26:27 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Whoever digs a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolls a stone, it will return on him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein; And he that rolleth a stone, it shall return upon him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He who makes a hole in the earth will himself go falling into it: and on him by whom a stone is rolled the stone will come back again.

    Webster's Revision

    Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein; And he that rolleth a stone, it shall return upon him.

    World English Bible

    Whoever digs a pit shall fall into it. Whoever rolls a stone, it will come back on him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it shall return upon him.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 26:27

    Whoso diggeth a pit - See note on Psalm 7:15. There is a Latin proverb like this: Malum consilium consultori pessimum, "A bad counsel, but worst to the giver." Harm watch; harm catch.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 26:27

    Rolleth a stone - The illustration refers, probably, to the use made of stones in the rough warfare of an earlier age. Compare Judges 9:53; 2 Samuel 11:21. The man is supposed to be rolling the stone up to the heights.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 26:27

    26:27 Rolleth - Up the hill with design to do mischief to some person.