New Living Translation
If you set a trap for others, you will get caught in it yourself. If you roll a boulder down on others, it will crush you instead.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
26:27 Rolleth - Up the hill with design to do mischief to some person.
So they impaled Haman on the pole he had set up for Mordecai, and the king's anger subsided.
My enemies have set a trap for me. I am weary from distress. They have dug a deep pit in my path, but they themselves have fallen into it. Interlude
Those who lead good people along an evil path will fall into their own trap, but the honest will inherit good things.
When you dig a well, you might fall in. When you demolish an old wall, you could be bitten by a snake.
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