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Bible in Basic English

For they are a nation without wisdom; there is no sense in them.

New American Standard Bible

"For they are a nation lacking in counsel, And there is no understanding in them.

King James Version

For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any understanding in them.

Holman Bible

Israel is a nation lacking sense
with no understanding at all.

International Standard Version

They are a nation devoid of purpose and without insight.

A Conservative Version

For they are a nation void of counsel, and there is no understanding in them.

American Standard Version

For they are a nation void of counsel, And there is no understanding in them.

Amplified

For they are a nation void of counsel, and there is no understanding in them.

Darby Translation

For they are a nation void of counsel, And understanding is not in them.

Julia Smith Translation

For they a nation destroying counsels, And no understanding in them.

King James 2000

For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any understanding in them.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For {they are a nation void of sense}, and there is not [any] understanding in them.

Modern King James verseion

For they are a nation without wisdom, neither is there any understanding in them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"'For it is a nation that hath an unhappy forecast, and hath no understanding in them.

NET Bible

They are a nation devoid of wisdom, and there is no understanding among them.

New Heart English Bible

For they are a nation void of counsel. There is no understanding in them.

The Emphasized Bible

For a nation of vanished sagacity, they are, - And there is in them no understanding.

Webster

For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any understanding in them.

World English Bible

For they are a nation void of counsel. There is no understanding in them.

Youngs Literal Translation

For a nation lost to counsels are they, And there is no understanding in them.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
גּי גּוי 
Gowy 
Usage: 558

תּובנה תּבוּנה תּבוּןo 
Tabuwn 
Usage: 42

References

Context Readings

Moses' Song

27 But for the fear that their haters, uplifted in their pride, might say, Our hand is strong, the Lord has not done all this. 28 For they are a nation without wisdom; there is no sense in them. 29 If only they were wise, if only this was clear to them, and they would give thought to their future!



Cross References

Deuteronomy 32:6

Is this your answer to the Lord, O foolish people and unwise? Is he not your father who has given you life? He has made you and given you your place.

Isaiah 27:11

When its branches are dry they will be broken off; the women will come and put fire to them: for it is a foolish people; for this cause he who made them will have no mercy on them, and he whose work they are will not have pity on them.

Jeremiah 4:22

For my people are foolish, they have no knowledge of me; they are evil-minded children, without sense, all of them: they are wise in evil-doing, but have no knowledge of doing good.

Job 28:28

And he said to man, Truly the fear of the Lord is wisdom, and to keep from evil is the way to knowledge.

Psalm 81:12

So I gave them up to the desires of their hearts; that they might go after their evil purposes.

Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the Lord is the start of knowledge: but the foolish have no use for wisdom and teaching.

Isaiah 29:14

For this cause I will again do a strange thing among this people, a thing to be wondered at: and the wisdom of their wise men will come to nothing, and the sense of their guides will no longer be seen.

Jeremiah 8:9

The wise men are shamed, they are overcome with fear and taken: see, they have given up the word of the Lord; and what use is their wisdom to them?

Hosea 4:6

Destruction has overtaken my people because they have no knowledge; because you have given up knowledge, I will give you up, so that you will be no priest to me, because you have not kept in mind the law of your God, I will not keep your children in my memory.

Matthew 13:14-15

And for them the words of Isaiah have come true, Though you give ear, you will not get knowledge; and seeing, you will see, but the sense will not be clear to you:

Romans 11:25

For it is my desire, brothers, that this secret may be clear to you, so that you may not have pride in your knowledge, that Israel has been made hard in part, till all the Gentiles have come in;

1 Corinthians 3:19

For the wisdom of this world is foolish before God. As it is said in the holy Writings, He who takes the wise in their secret designs:

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