Russian proverb of the week

Не рой яму другому, сам в нее попадешь

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With accent marks:

Не рой я́му друго́му, сам в неё попадёшь.

Translation:

Do not dig a hole for another one, you will fall into it yourself.

Meaning:

This proverb is very old and has its analogues in many languages. It is also found in the text of the Bible.

Its meaning is very clear: do not cause trouble to another one, the circumstances can turn against you.

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