Proverbs 19:2

“Also, that the soule be without knowledge, it is not good, and hee that hasteth with his feete, sinneth.”

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Other Translations

Also, [that] the soul [be] without knowledge, [it is] not good; and he that hasteth with [his] feet sinneth.
- King James Version

Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge, And he who hurries his footsteps errs.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Also, that the soul be without knowledge is not good; And he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Further, without knowledge desire is not good; and he who is over-quick in acting goes out of the right way.
- Basic English Bible

Also that a person be without knowledge is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet maketh false steps.
- Darby Bible

Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.
- Webster's Bible

It isn't good to have zeal without knowledge; nor being hasty with one's feet and missing the way.
- World English Bible

Also, without knowledge the soul [is] not good, And the hasty in feet is sinning.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Also, that the soul be without knowledge is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 19:2


19:2 Hasteth - That rashly and headily rushes into actions.


Discussion for Proverbs 19

  • BSP
    Verse 2 describes a person who acts rashly as one who is sinning.
  • Carolyn
    When we do wrong not only to ourselves but others we will not find peace within ourselves. This chapter talks about obeying the laws of God and man's law.
  • BSP
    Verse 20: We should listen to counsel in order to learn and grow. We are all imperfect and will need counsel from time to time.
  • Mr. Smith
    vs 10, Here again we see the danger of the sense ruled man (servant) having dominion over the spirit ruled man (prince). Solomon calls it "evil" in Eccl. 10:5, 7 "There is an evil which I have seen...I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth." Once we tap into the God-given creative higher power of our imagination, we'll rule over our senses as gods.
  • Brianna for verse 11
    People in today's world are so angry. This leads to violence. Vs. 11 teaches us to pass over transgression. LET IT GO! Not everything is worth getting upset over. By applying this counsel we will also be able to apply the counsel found at Romans 12:18.
  • Tony
    Verse 11 teaches us that we need to remain calm if we are offended and not acting on our first emotion

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