Proverbs 1:24

“Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Because I haue called, and yee refused, I haue stretched out my hand, and no man regarded:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Because I called and you refused, I stretched out my hand and no one paid attention;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Because I have called, and ye have refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man hath regarded;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because your ears were shut to my voice; no one gave attention to my out-stretched hand;
- Basic English Bible

Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no one regarded;
- Darby Bible

Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;
- Webster's Bible

Because I have called, and you have refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no one has paid attention;
- World English Bible

Because I have called, and ye refuse, I stretched out my hand, and none is attending,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Because I have called, and ye refused, I have stretched out my hand, and no man attended,
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 1:24


1:24 Called - By my ministers, by my judgments, and by the motions of my spirit and your own conscience.


Discussion for Proverbs 1

  • Geraldine cole
    Everything about Jesus Is owsome! There is no one like him but His Father God .and The Holy Ghost he is a Gentleman study yiur bible to get to No them they are all One Amen
  • JP
    Hi Sheila. I very much feel like you, that there is so much to scripture it's difficult to know where to begin! However I think putting aside time for Holy Bible study is most worthwhile and you're doing exactly the right thing. I'd like to recommend you start with any of the four gospel books and perhaps a part of the OT that's fairly easy going, like Ecclesiates for example. May God bless you!
  • Lucinda Palestrant
    A true believer obeys out of "Fear of the Lord." Without the Fear of the Lord there is no love.
    Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, also found in the book of Psalms. If you do not have Fear of the Lord, you have no Godly wisdom. God is wisdom.
  • Veegee
    I read the statements and I would like to add a little clarity to some. God does want His children to fear Him. in a manner that you are aware of His power. However, He wants His children to obey out of love. Proverb gives us steps to take that leads to sound wisdom from on High. Veegee
  • Glenda Fay Rhames
    God is a God that wants us to love Him and not fear Him.Just like man's law you must obey. With disobedience comes consequences.God want us to love and obey him.That was the reason God came in the form of man, Jesus Christ to give us an example that we can see and feel. I don't fear God but I do fear getting on His bad side.I don't fear the police either. Bad side not for me. My Father is for me!
  • RTM girl
    Our God is a holy God-Consuming fire-Creator of all things-He killeth and Maketh alive- The First and the last-Provider-Great King! Shall we not fear before him? Knowing his statues and commandments we ought to fear enough to do them. For those who don't wish to learn of God and his statutes refuse wisdom and love simplicity. In their time of trouble they are w/o comfort and remedy!

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