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

  • Bobby
    Psalm 019;14 applies, Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be example in word and in truth .
  • Felicia
    Proverbs chapter 1 should be read by our children! It gives them great instruction to follow!
  • Ras Allen
    Solomon begins with the importance of applying wisdom and respect for the most high Jah.
  • Irene123
    V. 4 - I had th'ot for a long time the word 'simple' referred to what we call mentally challenged. It's not that at all, nor was it a person that corrected me, it was the Lord Himself; He does that for us; He is so wonderful, but to get back - simple refers to a mind uncluttered with worldly - junk, and pre-conceived ideas of God and His Word.
  • Peter
    2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
    I got it right this time. This is the verse that I like. It is psalm, I also like psalm 23 a lot; and I thought that there was one proverb that I liked a lot. Oh yes I know what happen, I was right, this is my favourite proverb. but I was looking for the verse above and so I c what happened. FunnyLOLhaHa
  • Peter
    I don't know how I made the mistake but it the next proverb that i frequently read and love; not that i don't also love or like this one, it is just that I like the other one better maybe I like to think and or i just think that I do think of God's word day and night. I think that i do but I don' dwell on it because I still have to do other things and they are all good or Okay I suppose;

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