Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Indeed, it is useless to spread the baited net In the sight of any bird;

King James Version

Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.

Holman Bible

It is foolish to spread a net where any bird can see it,

International Standard Version

Look, it is useless to spread a net in full view of all the birds,

A Conservative Version

For in vain is the net spread in the sight of any bird,

American Standard Version

For in vain is the net spread In the sight of any bird:

Amplified

For in vain is the net spread in the sight of any bird!

Bible in Basic English

Truly, to no purpose is the net stretched out before the eyes of the bird:

Darby Translation

For in vain the net is spread in the sight of anything which hath wings.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.

Julia Smith Translation

For gratuitously the net was spread in the eyes of all possessing a wing.

King James 2000

Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.

Lexham Expanded Bible

for "in vain is the net scattered, in the sight of any {winged bird}."

Modern King James verseion

Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But in vain is the net laid forth before the bird's eyes.

NET Bible

Surely it is futile to spread a net in plain sight of any bird,

New Heart English Bible

For in vain is the net spread in the sight of any bird:

The Emphasized Bible

Surely, in vain, is spread the net, in the sight of aught that hath wings!

Webster

Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.

World English Bible

For in vain is the net spread in the sight of any bird:

Youngs Literal Translation

Surely in vain is the net spread out before the eyes of any bird.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
the net
רשׁת 
Resheth 
Usage: 22

is spread
זרה 
Zarah 
Usage: 39

in the sight
עין 
`ayin 
Usage: 372

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Net

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

Advice To The Young

16 For their feet run to evil And they hasten to shed blood. 17 Indeed, it is useless to spread the baited net In the sight of any bird; 18 But they lie in wait for their own blood; They ambush their own lives.



Cross References

Job 35:11

Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth And makes us wiser than the birds of the heavens?'

Proverbs 7:23

Until an arrow pierces through his liver; As a bird hastens to the snare, So he does not know that it will cost him his life.

Isaiah 1:3

"An ox knows its owner, And a donkey its master's manger, But Israel does not know, My people do not understand."

Jeremiah 8:7

"Even the stork in the sky Knows her seasons; And the turtledove and the swift and the thrush Observe the time of their migration; But My people do not know The ordinance of the LORD.

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