New Living Translation
The words of the wicked are like a murderous ambush, but the words of the godly save lives.
King James Bible
The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.
Darby Bible Translation
The words of the wicked are a lying-in-wait for blood; but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.
World English Bible
The words of the wicked are about lying in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them.
Young's Literal Translation
The words of the wicked are: 'Lay wait for blood,' And the mouth of the upright delivereth them.
Proverbs 12:6 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:6 Lie in wait - Are designed to entrap others, and to destroy them. Deliver them - From those that lie in wait for them.
Library"But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, and his Righteousness, and all These Things Shall be Added unto You. "
Matth. vi. 33.--"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you." The perfection even of the most upright creature, speaks always some imperfection in comparison of God, who is most perfect. The heavens, the sun and moon, in respect of lower things here, how glorious do they appear, and without spot! But behold, they are not clean in God's sight! How far are the angels above us who dwell in clay! They appear to be a pure mass of light and …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
They may say, "Come and join us. Let's hide and kill someone! Just for fun, let's ambush the innocent!
They rush to commit evil deeds. They hurry to commit murder.
The plans of the godly are just; the advice of the wicked is treacherous.
A fool's proud talk becomes a rod that beats him, but the words of the wise keep them safe.
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