17 A man that doeth violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him.

Other Translations of Proverbs 28:17

New International Version

17 Anyone tormented by the guilt of murder will seek refuge in the grave; let no one hold them back.

English Standard Version

17 If one is burdened with the blood of another, he will be a fugitive until death;Hebrew until the pit let no one help him.

The Message

17 A murderer haunted by guilt is doomed - there's no helping him.

New King James Version

17 A man burdened with bloodshed will flee into a pit; Let no one help him.

New Living Translation

17 A murderer's tormented conscience will drive him into the grave. Don't protect him!

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 28:17

Commentary on Proverbs 28:17

(Read Proverbs 28:17)

The murderer shall be haunted with terrors. None shall desire to save him from deserved punishment, nor pity him.