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

  • Bro WIlliam
    No man can teach you except by the Holy Ghost. But beware of false brothers and avoid them. You need not that any man teach you because the Anointing which is the Holy Ghost teaches all men to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts. To live soberly and righteous in this adulterous and perverse generation. Flee fornication. Pluck out the eye beholding abominations. Cut off supplies to fulfill your lust
  • Daniel Williamson
    Very wise instructional book on the way to live. As relavent today as ever was or will be.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    Ask God and seek out a teaching ministrey that teaches the Holy Spirit and speaking in Tongues. Its available to you today. God Bless and be with you. Shalom yedda dim {beloved one}.
  • Isaac
    Please brothers teach me how to read and understand the bible please i need the word of God thanks.
  • Ingrid
    Thank God for sending His Son Jesus Christ for our sins and giving us His words that we can obtain the knowledge and understanding of His words to live our daily lives and will not stray from His laws. He Loves us so much , He gave His life for us . What more do we want to know how much He loves us, and He still give us His words and Laws to live our live by.
  • Catherine
    I believe ultimately it doesn't really matter what I think/ don't think about Proverbs. What ultimately matters is God's intention purpose in writing it and plans then my take away and the way I implement it matters most

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