And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privately for their own lives.
Treasury of Scripture
Proverbs 5:22,23 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be held with the cords of his sins...
Proverbs 9:17,18 Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant...
Proverbs 28:17 A man that does violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him.
Esther 7:10 So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king's wrath pacified.
Psalm 7:14-16 Behold, he travails with iniquity, and has conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood...
Psalm 9:16 The LORD is known by the judgment which he executes: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.
Psalm 55:23 But you, O God, shall bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days...
Matthew 27:4,5 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see you to that...
ContextThe Enticement of Sin
8My son, hear the instruction of your father, and forsake not the law of your mother: 9For they shall be an ornament of grace to your head, and chains about your neck. 10My son, if sinners entice you, consent you not. 11If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privately for the innocent without cause: 12Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit: 13We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil: 14Cast in your lot among us; let us all have one purse: 15My son, walk not you in the way with them; refrain your foot from their path: 16For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood. 17Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird. 18And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privately for their own lives. 19So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which takes away the life of the owners thereof.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And these lay wait for their own blood; They lurk privily for their own lives.
And they themselves lie in wait for their own blood, and practise deceits against their own souls.
Darby Bible Translation
And these lay wait for their own blood; they lurk secretly for their own lives.
King James Bible
And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.
Young's Literal Translation
And they for their own blood lay wait, They watch secretly for their own lives.