Proverbs 29:5
New International Version
Those who flatter their neighbors are spreading nets for their feet.

New Living Translation
To flatter friends is to lay a trap for their feet.

English Standard Version
A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.

Berean Study Bible
A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.

New American Standard Bible
A man who flatters his neighbor Is spreading a net for his steps.

New King James Version
A man who flatters his neighbor Spreads a net for his feet.

King James Bible
A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.

Christian Standard Bible
A person who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.

Contemporary English Version
Flattery is nothing less than setting a trap.

Good News Translation
If you flatter your friends, you set a trap for yourself.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.

International Standard Version
A strong man who flatters his neighbor is setting a trap where he walks.

NET Bible
The one who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his steps.

New Heart English Bible
A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A man that is duplicitous with his neighbor spreads a net for his steps.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A person who flatters his neighbor is spreading a net for him to step into.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A man that flattereth his neighbour Spreadeth a net for his steps.

New American Standard 1977
A man who flatters his neighbor Is spreading a net for his steps.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The man that flatters his neighbour spreads a net for his feet.

King James 2000 Bible
A man that flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.

American King James Version
A man that flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.

American Standard Version
A man that flattereth his neighbor Spreadeth a net for his steps.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He that prepares a net in the way of his own friend, entangles his own feet in it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A man that speaketh to his friend with flattering and dissembling words, spreadeth a net for his feet.

Darby Bible Translation
A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his steps.

English Revised Version
A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his steps.

Webster's Bible Translation
A man that flattereth his neighbor spreadeth a net for his feet.

World English Bible
A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.

Young's Literal Translation
A man taking a portion above his neighbour, Spreadeth a net for his own steps.
Study Bible
The Stiff-Necked will Be Destroyed
4By justice a king brings stability to the land, but a man who exacts tribute demolishes it. 5A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet. 6An evil man is caught by his own sin, but a righteous one sings and rejoices.…
Cross References
Psalm 5:9
For not a word they speak can be trusted; destruction is within them. Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit.

Psalm 36:2
For his eyes are too full of conceit to detect or hate his own sin.

Proverbs 26:28
A lying tongue hates those it crushes, and a flattering mouth causes ruin.

Proverbs 28:23
He who rebukes a man will later find more favor than one who flatters with his tongue.

Treasury of Scripture

A man that flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.

that

Proverbs 7:5,21
That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words…

Proverbs 20:19
He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.

Proverbs 26:24,25,28
He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him; …

spreadeth

Proverbs 1:17
Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.

Lamentations 1:13
From above hath he sent fire into my bones, and it prevaileth against them: he hath spread a net for my feet, he hath turned me back: he hath made me desolate and faint all the day.

Hosea 5:1
Hear ye this, O priests; and hearken, ye house of Israel; and give ye ear, O house of the king; for judgment is toward you, because ye have been a snare on Mizpah, and a net spread upon Tabor.







Lexicon
A man
גֶּ֭בֶר (ge·ḇer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1397: A valiant man, warrior, a person simply

who flatters
מַחֲלִ֣יק (ma·ḥă·lîq)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2505: To be smooth, to apportion, separate

his neighbor
רֵעֵ֑הוּ (rê·‘ê·hū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7453: Friend, companion, fellow

spreads
פּוֹרֵ֥שׂ (pō·w·rêś)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6566: To break apart, disperse

a net
רֶ֝֗שֶׁת (re·šeṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7568: A net

for
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

his feet.
פְּעָמָֽיו׃ (pə·‘ā·māw)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6471: A beat, foot, anvil, occurrence
Verse 5. - A man that flattereth his neighbour; says only what is agreeable, applauds his words and actions indiscriminately, and makes him think too well of himself he is no true friend (see Proverbs 28:23). Spreadeth a net for his feet; his stops (Proverbs 26:28; Job 18:8, etc.). If a man listens to such flattering words, and is influenced by them, he works his own ruin; self-deceived, he knows not his real condition, and accordingly makes grievous disaster of his life. The LXX. gives a different turn to the sentence, "He that prepareth a net before his friend entangles his own feet therein" (comp. Proverbs 26:27; Proverbs 28:10). 29:1 If God wounds, who can heal? The word of God warns all to flee from the wrath to come, to the hope set before us in Jesus Christ. 2. The people have cause to rejoice or mourn, as their rulers are righteous or wicked. 3. Divine wisdom best keeps us from ruinous lusts. 4. The Lord Jesus is the King who will minister true judgment to the people. 5. Flatterers put men off their guard, which betrays them into foolish conduct. 6. Transgressions always end in vexations. Righteous men walk at liberty, and walk in safety. 7. This verse is applicable to compassion for the distress of the poor, and the unfeeling disregard shown by the wicked. 8. The scornful mock at things sacred and serious. Men who promote religion, which is true wisdom, turn away the wrath of God. 9. If a wise man dispute with a conceited wrangler, he will be treated with anger or ridicule; and no good is done. 10. Christ told his disciples that they should be hated of all men. The just, whom the blood-thirsty hate, gladly do any thing for their salvation.
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