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

  • Irene123
    To Frances on Pro. ch.1 - I hope you read Acts ch. 2 also )Acts 2:37-38 - :men and brethren, what shall we do? .....................)
  • FRANCES
    I read Proverbs daily It's my life line.
  • Gwenie Day
    i truly Love the Holy words of the Lord,the book of Proverbs is such wisdom and knowledge i wish i learned it before it had been showed me,thank you Jesus.fore the New Baby in Christ,please keep seeking you won't go wrong,Pray for strength in Gods Holy Words.Keep your Faith,God Bless you all
  • Randy McClarity
    I'm a babe in Christ but I'm gaining wisdom from proverbs daily
  • Abdul malik
    Proverbs was the first book in the bible I ever tread, I took notes from each chapter. I copied each verse that I felt was meant for me. I teach the inmates at my job to do the same. My Love for God grows daily1
  • Mark
    The Book of proverbs is wisdom and instruction,,it will warn you from the ways of evil,,

    thanks to God and God bless us all,,

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