Proverbs 1:16 {17}
Good News Translation
They can't wait to do something bad. They're always ready to kill.

Contemporary English Version
They are in a big hurry to commit some crime, perhaps even murder.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But a net is spread in vain before the eyes of them that have wings.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

But a net is spread in vain before the eyes of them that have wings.

Proverbs 4:16 They eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of iniquity.

Proverbs 6:18 A deceitful witness that uttereth lies, and him that soweth discord among brethren.

Isaiah 59:7 Their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are unprofitable thoughts: wasting and destruction are in their ways.

Romans 3:5 But if our injustice commend the justice of God, what shall we say? Is God unjust, who executeth wrath?

Context
The Enticement of Sin
15For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood. 16But a net is spread in vain before the eyes of them that have wings.17And they themselves lie in wait for their own blood, and practise deceits against their own souls.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 19:10
And Saul endeavoured to nail David to the wall with his spear. And David slipt away out of the presence of Saul: and the spear missed him, and was fastened in the wall, and David fled, and escaped that night.

Proverbs 1:17
And they themselves lie in wait for their own blood, and practise deceits against their own souls.

Proverbs 6:17
A heart that deviseth wicked plots, feet that are swift to run into mischief,

Proverbs 6:18
A deceitful witness that uttereth lies, and him that soweth discord among brethren.

Proverbs 12:6
Turn the wicked, and they shall not be: but the house of the just shall stand firm.

Isaiah 59:7
Their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are unprofitable thoughts: wasting and destruction are in their ways.

Additional Translations
For their feet run to evil, and they are swift to shed blood.For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.

For their feet run to evil, And they make haste to shed blood.

for their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed blood.

For their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed blood.

For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.

for their feet run to evil. They hurry to shed blood.

For their feet to evil do run, And they haste to shed blood.
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