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

  • Michael C.
    Hi, Lisa; There are wonderful prayers in the Bible, for us to know what we should ask for, and how; Psalm 119 (e.g.) and the Epistles are a good place to start. As we read, and pray about what we read, we gain understanding. He gave us this whole big Bible, full of knowledge and understanding, for all we need to know in this life; and to prepare ourselves for meeting Him, for the day of eternity.
  • Hakeem kazeem
    Comment*Tank u sir
    I understand that God use our problem to turn us back to him and he as promise to gave. us holy spirit.

  • Esther.a
    God bless me when i read proverbs1 it is the word
  • Michael C.
    Dear Valarie - The Lord has called you by name, and chosen you for Salvation. There are many prayers in the Bible; they were written for us to learn how to pray. Psalm 119 has great prayers for understanding, as also the Epistles of Paul; (Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians). Feed on the Scriptures; "Write them down, pray them in, and work them out!" We live by every word of God. He gives us life.
  • Valarie Garland
    I've been Seeking God and the real truth for years. and I still have a hard time understanding all that i read and what I've learned. please help me pray for understanding.

    Thank You Brother's and Sister's
  • Michael C.
    Isaac, the Lord Jesus loves you and He has many things to show you.We understand only by His Spirit, which inspired the holy Prophets and Apostles to write the Bible.That's why we need the Holy Spirit, to give us understanding and lead us in walking in the truth.God teaches us knowledge and causes us to grow little by little over time and by doing all He says. Get to know your Bible

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