Proverbs 1:17 {18}
Good News Translation
It does no good to spread a net when the bird you want to catch is watching,

Contemporary English Version
They are like a bird that sees the bait, but ignores the trap.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they themselves lie in wait for their own blood, and practise deceits against their own souls.

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And they themselves lie in wait for their own blood, and practise deceits against their own souls.

in vain

Proverbs 7:23 Now, therefore, my son, hear me, and attend to the words of my mouth.

Job 35:11 Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and instructeth us more than the fowls of the air.

Isaiah 1:3 The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel hath not known me, and my people hath not understood.

Jeremiah 8:7 The kite in the air hath known her time: the turtle, and the swallow, and the stork have observed the time of their coming: but my people have not known the judgment of the Lord.

Context
The Enticement of Sin
16But a net is spread in vain before the eyes of them that have wings. 17And they themselves lie in wait for their own blood, and practise deceits against their own souls.18So the ways of every covetous man destroy the souls of the possessors.…
Cross References
Proverbs 1:16
But a net is spread in vain before the eyes of them that have wings.

Proverbs 1:18
So the ways of every covetous man destroy the souls of the possessors.

Additional Translations
How futile to spread the net where any bird can see it.Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.

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

for nets are not without cause spread for birds.

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

For in vain is the net spread, in the eyes of any bird:

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

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

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