Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge, And he who hurries his footsteps errs.

King James Version

Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.

Holman Bible

Even zeal is not good without knowledge,
and the one who acts hastily sins.

International Standard Version

Furthermore, it isn't good to be ignorant, and whoever rushes into things misses the mark.

A Conservative Version

Also, that the soul be without knowledge is not good. And he who hastens with his feet sins.

American Standard Version

Also, that the soul be without knowledge is not good; And he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.

Amplified

Desire without knowledge is not good, and to be overhasty is to sin and miss the mark.

Bible in Basic English

Further, without knowledge desire is not good; and he who is over-quick in acting goes out of the right way.

Darby Translation

Also that a person be without knowledge is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet maketh false steps.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

That the soul be without wisdom is not good, and he that hastens with his feet sins.

Julia Smith Translation

Also the soul without knowledge is not good, and he hastening with his feat, sins.

King James 2000

Also, that the soul be without knowledge is not good; and he that hastens with his feet sins.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Also, a life without knowledge is not good, and he who moves quickly with [his] feet {misses the mark}.

Modern King James verseion

Also without knowledge the soul is not good, and he who hurries with his feet sins.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Where no discretion is, there the soul is not well; and whoso is swift on foot, stumbleth hastily.

NET Bible

It is dangerous to have zeal without knowledge, and the one who acts hastily makes poor choices.

New Heart English Bible

It isn't good to have zeal without knowledge; nor being hasty with one's feet and missing the way.

The Emphasized Bible

Surely, for the soul to be, without knowledge, is not good, and, he that hasteth with his feet, strayeth.

Webster

Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.

World English Bible

It isn't good to have zeal without knowledge; nor being hasty with one's feet and missing the way.

Youngs Literal Translation

Also, without knowledge the soul is not good, And the hasty in feet is sinning.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Also, that the soul
נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

דּעת 
Da`ath 
Usage: 91

it is not good
טוב 
Towb 
Usage: 553

and he that hasteth
אוּץ 
'uwts 
Usage: 10

with his feet
רגל 
Regel 
Usage: 247

Context Readings

How To Avoid Fools And Foolishness

1 Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity Than he who is perverse in speech and is a fool. 2 Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge, And he who hurries his footsteps errs. 3 The foolishness of man ruins his way, And his heart rages against the LORD.



Cross References

Proverbs 21:5

The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage, But everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty.

Proverbs 29:20

Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Job 31:5

"If I have walked with falsehood, And my foot has hastened after deceit,

Proverbs 1:16

For their feet run to evil And they hasten to shed blood.

Proverbs 10:21

The lips of the righteous feed many, But fools die for lack of understanding.

Proverbs 14:29

He who is slow to anger has great understanding, But he who is quick-tempered exalts folly.

Proverbs 25:8

Do not go out hastily to argue your case; Otherwise, what will you do in the end, When your neighbor humiliates you?

Proverbs 28:20

A faithful man will abound with blessings, But he who makes haste to be rich will not go unpunished.

Proverbs 28:22

A man with an evil eye hastens after wealth And does not know that want will come upon him.

Ecclesiastes 7:9

Do not be eager in your heart to be angry, For anger resides in the bosom of fools.

Ecclesiastes 12:9

In addition to being a wise man, the Preacher also taught the people knowledge; and he pondered, searched out and arranged many proverbs.

Isaiah 27:11

When its limbs are dry, they are broken off; Women come and make a fire with them, For they are not a people of discernment, Therefore their Maker will not have compassion on them. And their Creator will not be gracious to them.

Isaiah 28:16

Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone, A costly cornerstone for the foundation, firmly placed. He who believes in it will not be disturbed.

Hosea 4:6

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being My priest Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.

John 16:3

"These things they will do because they have not known the Father or Me.

Romans 10:2

For I testify about them that they have a zeal for God, but not in accordance with knowledge.

Philippians 1:9

And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment,

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