New International Version
Whoever digs a pit will fall into it; if someone rolls a stone, it will roll back on them.
King James Bible
Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.
Darby Bible Translation
Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein; and he that rolleth a stone, it shall return upon him.
World English Bible
Whoever digs a pit shall fall into it. Whoever rolls a stone, it will come back on him.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is digging a pit falleth into it, And the roller of a stone, to him it turneth.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
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.
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LibraryOne Lion Two Lions no Lion at All
A sermon (No. 1670) delivered on Thursday Evening, June 8th, 1882, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets."--Proverbs 22:13. "The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets."--Proverbs 26:13. This slothful man seems to cherish that one dread of his about the lions, as if it were his favorite aversion and he felt it to be too much trouble to invent another excuse. …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
So they impaled Haman on the pole he had set up for Mordecai. Then the king's fury subsided.
They spread a net for my feet-- I was bowed down in distress. They dug a pit in my path-- but they have fallen into it themselves.
Whoever leads the upright along an evil path will fall into their own trap, but the blameless will receive a good inheritance.
Whoever digs a pit may fall into it; whoever breaks through a wall may be bitten by a snake.
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