Ecclesiastes 10:8
Good News Translation
If you dig a pit, you fall in it; if you break through a wall, a snake bites you.

Contemporary English Version
If you dig a pit, you might fall in; if you break down a wall, a snake might bite you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that diggeth a pit, shall fall into it: and he that breaketh a hedge, a serpent shall bite him.

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He that diggeth a pit, shall fall into it: and he that breaketh a hedge, a serpent shall bite him.

that

Judges 9:5,53-57 And he came to his father's house in Ephra, and slew his brethren, the sons of Jerobaal, seventy men, upon one stone: and there remained only Joatham, the youngest son of Jerobaal, who was hidden. . . .

2 Samuel 17:23 But Achitophel seeing that his counsel was not followed, saddled his ass, and arose and went home to his house and to his city, and putting his house in order, hanged himself, and was buried in the sepulchre of his father.

2 Samuel 18:15 Ten young men, armourbearers of Joab, ran up, and striking him slew him.

Esther 7:10 So Aman was hanged on the gibbet, which he had prepared for Mardochai: and the king's wrath ceased.

Psalm 7:15,16 He hath opened a pit and dug it: and he is fallen into the hole he made. . . .

Psalm 9:15,16 I will rejoice in thy salvation: the Gentiles have stuck fast in the destruction which they prepared. Their foot hath been taken in the very snare which they hid. . . .

Proverbs 26:27 He that diggeth a pit, shall fall into it: and he that rolleth a stone, it shall return to him.

a serpent

Amos 5:19 As if a man should flee from the face of a lion, and a bear should meet him: or enter into the house, and lean with his hand upon the wall, and a serpent should bite him.

Amos 9:3 Though they go down even to hell, thence shall my hand bring them out: and though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down.

Context
Wisdom and Folly
7I have seen servants upon horses: and princes walking on the ground as servants. 8He that diggeth a pit, shall fall into it: and he that breaketh a hedge, a serpent shall bite him.9He that removeth stones, shall be hurt by them: and he that cutteth trees, shall be wounded by them.…
Cross References
Psalm 7:15
He hath opened a pit and dug it: and he is fallen into the hole he made.

Psalm 57:6
They prepared a snare for my feet; and they bowed down my soul. They dug a pit before my face, and they are fallen into it.

Proverbs 11:6
When the wicked man is dead, there shall be no hope any more: and the expectation of the solicitous shall perish.

Proverbs 26:27
He that diggeth a pit, shall fall into it: and he that rolleth a stone, it shall return to him.

Ecclesiastes 10:9
He that removeth stones, shall be hurt by them: and he that cutteth trees, shall be wounded by them.

Amos 5:19
As if a man should flee from the face of a lion, and a bear should meet him: or enter into the house, and lean with his hand upon the wall, and a serpent should bite him.

Additional Translations
He who digs a pit may fall into it, and he who breaches a wall may be bitten by a snake.He that digs a pit shall fall into it; and whoever breaks an hedge, a serpent shall bite him.

He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh through a wall, a serpent shall bite him.

He that digs a pit shall fall into it; and him that breaks down a hedge a serpent shall bite.

He that diggeth a pit falleth into it; and whoso breaketh down a hedge, a serpent biteth him.

He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh through a fence, a serpent shall bite him.

He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoever breaketh a hedge, a serpent shall bite him.

He who digs a pit may fall into it; and whoever breaks through a wall may be bitten by a snake.

Whoso is digging a pit falleth into it, And whoso is breaking a hedge, a serpent biteth him.
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