Proverbs 26 :27

Proverbs 26 :27 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

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

Whoever diggeth a pit shall fall into it: and he that rolleth a stone, it will 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.

Definitions for Proverbs 26 :27

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' Commentary 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 Commentary on Proverbs 26 :27

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