Proverbs 7:7
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English Standard Version
and I have seen among the simple, I have perceived among the youths, a young man lacking sense,

King James Bible
And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,

American Standard Version
And I beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, A young man void of understanding,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I see little ones, I behold a foolish young man,

English Revised Version
And I beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,

Webster's Bible Translation
And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,

Proverbs 7:7 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The introduction first counsels in general to a true appreciation of these well-considered life-rules of wisdom.

1 My son, keep my words,

   And treasure up my commandments with thee.

2 Keep my commandments, and thou shalt live;

   And my instruction as the apple of thine eye.

3 Wind them about thy fingers,

   Write them on the tablet of thy heart.

The lxx has after Proverbs 7:1 another distich; but it here disturbs the connection. Regarding צפן, vid., at Proverbs 2:1; אתּך refers, as there, to the sphere of one's own character, and that subjectively. Regarding the imper. וחיה, which must here be translated according to its sense as a conclusion, because it comes in between the objects governed by שׁמר, vid., at Proverbs 4:4. There וחיה is punctuated with Silluk; here, according to Kimchi (Michlol 125a), with Segol-Athnach, וחיה, as in the Cod. Erfurt. 2 and 3, and in the editions of Athias and Clodius, so that the word belongs to the class פתחין באתנח (with short instead of long vowel by the pausal accent): no reason for this is to be perceived, especially as (Proverbs 4:4) the Tsere (ê from aj) which is characteristic of the imper. remains unchanged. Regarding אישׁון העין, Arab. insân el-'ain, the little man of the eye, i.e., the apple of the eye, named from the miniature portrait of him who looks into it being reflected from it, vid., at Psalm 17:8; the ending ôn is here diminutive, like Syr. achuno, little brother, beruno, little son, and the like. On Proverbs 7:3, vid., at Proverbs 6:21; Proverbs 3:3. The תפילין שׁל יד

(Note: תפילין, prayer-fillets, phylacteries.)

were wound seven times round the left arm and seven times round the middle finger. The writing on the table of the heart may be regarded as referring to Deuteronomy 6:9 (the Mezuzoth).

(Note: equals the door-posts, afterwards used by the Jews to denote the passages of Scripture written on the door-posts.)

Proverbs 7:7 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Proverbs 1:22 "How long, O naive ones, will you love being simple-minded? And scoffers delight themselves in scoffing And fools hate knowledge?

Proverbs 6:32 The one who commits adultery with a woman is lacking sense; He who would destroy himself does it.

Proverbs 9:4 "Whoever is naive, let him turn in here!" To him who lacks understanding she says,

Cross References
Proverbs 1:22
"How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple? How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing and fools hate knowledge?

Proverbs 6:32
He who commits adultery lacks sense; he who does it destroys himself.

Proverbs 9:4
"Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!" To him who lacks sense she says,

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