Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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


Indeed, it is useless to spread the baited net
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.

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 because their feet run toward trouble
and they hurry to commit murder.
17 It is foolish to spread a net
where any bird can see it,
18 but they set an ambush to kill themselves;
they attack their own lives.



Cross References

Job 35:11

who gives us more understanding than the animals of the earth
and makes us wiser than the birds of the sky?”

Proverbs 7:23

until an arrow pierces its liver,
like a bird darting into a snare
he doesn’t know it will cost him his life.

Isaiah 1:3

The ox knows its owner,
and the donkey its master’s feeding trough,
but Israel does not know;
My people do not understand.”

Jeremiah 8:7

Even the stork in the sky
knows her seasons.
The turtledove, swallow, and crane
are aware of their migration,
but My people do not know
the requirements of the Lord.

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