Proverbs 1:11
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New International Version
If they say, "Come along with us; let's lie in wait for innocent blood, let's ambush some harmless soul;

King James Bible
If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:

Darby Bible Translation
If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk secretly for the innocent without cause;

World English Bible
If they say, "Come with us, Let's lay in wait for blood; let's lurk secretly for the innocent without cause;

Young's Literal Translation
If they say, 'Come with us, we lay wait for blood, We watch secretly for the innocent without cause,

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

If they say, Come with us - From all accounts, this is precisely the way in which the workers of iniquity form their partisans, and constitute their marauding societies to the present day.

Let us lay wait for blood - Let us rob and murder.

Let us lurk privily - Let us lie in ambush for our prey.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

let us lay

Proverbs 1:16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.

Proverbs 12:6 The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

Proverbs 30:14 There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth...

Psalm 56:6 They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.

Psalm 64:5,6 They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privately; they say, Who shall see them...

Jeremiah 5:26 For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that sets snares; they set a trap, they catch men.

Micah 7:2 The good man is perished out of the earth: and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood...

Acts 23:15 Now therefore you with the council signify to the chief captain that he bring him down to you to morrow...

Acts 25:3 And desired favor against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying wait in the way to kill him.

let us lurk

Proverbs 1:18 And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privately for their own lives.

Psalm 10:8-10 He sits in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places does he murder the innocent...

Psalm 17:12 Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.

Psalm 35:7 For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have dig for my soul.

Jeremiah 11:19 But I was like a lamb or an ox that is brought to the slaughter; and I knew not that they had devised devices against me, saying...

Jeremiah 18:18-20 Then said they, Come and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise...

Matthew 26:3,4 Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, to the palace of the high priest...

John 15:25 But this comes to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

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A Young Man's Best Counsellor
'The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; 2. To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; 3. To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; 4. To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion, 5. A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: 6. To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. 7.
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

A Preface to the Reader.
The Sum of the Preface. 1-8. Objections before and since the author's death made against the publishing of this doctrine. 9-10. The first objection: Because the knowledge and practice of it belongs to few: answered. 11-15. A second objection, viz. Because suspicion may be given to Catholics of pretending to new illuminations, prejudicial to the doctrine of faith and rules of life established in the Church: answered largely, and the contrary demonstrated. 16-20. What illuminations are here meant,
Ven. F. Augustine Baker—Holy Wisdom: or, Directions for the Prayer of Contemplation

How the Obstinate and the Fickle are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 19.) Differently to be admonished are the obstinate and the fickle. The former are to be told that they think more of themselves than they are, and therefore do not acquiesce in the counsels of others: but the latter are to be given to understand that they undervalue and disregard themselves too much, and so are turned aside from their own judgment in successive moments of time. Those are to be told that, unless they esteemed themselves better than the rest of men, they would by no
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

How Christ is the Way in General, "I am the Way. "
We come now to speak more particularly to the words; and, first, Of his being a way. Our design being to point at the way of use-making of Christ in all our necessities, straits, and difficulties which are in our way to heaven; and particularly to point out the way how believers should make use of Christ in all their particular exigencies; and so live by faith in him, walk in him, grow up in him, advance and march forward toward glory in him. It will not be amiss to speak of this fulness of Christ
John Brown (of Wamphray)—Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life

Cross References
Psalm 10:8
He lies in wait near the villages; from ambush he murders the innocent. His eyes watch in secret for his victims;

Proverbs 1:18
These men lie in wait for their own blood; they ambush only themselves!

Proverbs 12:6
The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them.

Jeremiah 5:26
"Among my people are the wicked who lie in wait like men who snare birds and like those who set traps to catch people.

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