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

  • BSP
    Verse 8: Children are here urged to obey and listen to the counsel and discipline that they receive from their parents.
  • Linda Mckay
    Proverbs gives you understanding of a true l8v8ng God cause he lives in me cause i am like it says in verse 7 i am like the woman shouting out for more Wisdom in Jesus Name
  • Lu2677
    Proverbs 1:5 "A wise man will hear and increase learning, and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: V.20 "Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets" V.23 "Turn you at my reproof; behold I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you." May the Lord give you wisdom.
  • Queen Ebaide
    Proverb 1 said it all, we all pray for GRACE FOR EASY LIFE, here is the short cut in verse 8;

    " My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:( God is our spiritual parent)

    9 For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck (Favour and acceptability."
  • Howard
    The book of proverb is a book of wisdom and we can all benefit from it if we will obey. God says obey my commandments and live. We must repent first 1john 1ch verse 9.God bless you all. Walk with king jesus today and forever..
    St. John 3:16-20. Matthew 11ch verse 28-30. Whenever God call us we ought to answer, because that is his holy Spirit dealing with us orr talking to us. Let us hear.


  • Antoine Roberts
    Its the book youve life to me thanks to king David

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