Proverbs 1:17

“Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Surely in vaine the net is spread in the sight of any bird.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Indeed, it is useless to spread the {baited} net In the sight of any bird;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For in vain is the net spread In the sight of any bird:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Truly, to no purpose is the net stretched out before the eyes of the bird:
- Basic English Bible

For in vain the net is spread in the sight of anything which hath wings.
- Darby Bible

Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.
- Webster's Bible

For in vain is the net spread in the sight of any bird:
- World English Bible

Surely in vain is the net spread out before the eyes of any bird.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For in vain the net is spread in the eyes of any bird;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 1:17


1:17 In vain - The fowler who spreads, his net in the sight of the bird looseth his labour. But these, are more foolish than the silly birds, and though they are not ignorant of the mischief which these evil courses will bring upon themselves, yet they will not take warning.


Discussion for Proverbs 1

  • Tunde
    ALL human need to read the book of proverbs again and again. My Life changed
  • Deborah
    God gives us wisdom liberally when we ask and can search for it in His Word.
  • Osibajo oyewale paul
    wisdom is the key.....because the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom
  • Darryl Jr.
    Just what i needed to read @ the very moment. The holly spirit is my every breath..
  • Shannell
    God is good ALL the time. Just try him. I promise you won't be disappointed! Proverbs speaks to you if you just listen. .......
  • Sean
    Proverbs speaks volumes to me, god bless this nation.

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