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Proverbs 28:17

    Proverbs 28:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    A man that doeth violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    A man that does violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    A man that is laden with the blood of any person Shall flee unto the pit; let no man stay him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    One who has been the cause of a man's death will go in flight to the underworld: let no man give him help.

    Webster's Revision

    A man that is laden with the blood of any person Shall flee unto the pit; let no man stay him.

    World English Bible

    A man who is tormented by life blood will be a fugitive until death; no one will support him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    A man that is laden with the blood of any person shall flee unto the pit; let no man stay him.

    Definitions for Proverbs 28:17

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.
    Stay - Support; something one relies upon.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 28:17

    That doeth violence to the blood - He who either slays the innocent, or procures his destruction, may flee to hide himself: but let none give him protection. The law demands his life, because he is a murderer; and let none deprive justice of its claim. Murder is the most horrid crime in the sight of God and man; it scarcely ever goes unpunished, and is universally execrated.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 28:17

    The case of willful murder, not the lesser crime of manslaughter for which the cities of refuge were appointed. One, with that guilt on his soul, is simply hasting on to his own destruction. Those who see him must simply stand aloof, and let God's judgments fulfill themselves.