New American Standard Bible
Like an archer who wounds everyone, So is he who hires a fool or who hires those who pass by.
King James Bible
The great God that formed all things both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors.
Darby Bible Translation
A master roughly worketh every one: he both hireth the fool and hireth passers-by.
World English Bible
As an archer who wounds all, so is he who hires a fool or he who hires those who pass by.
Young's Literal Translation
Great is the Former of all, And He is rewarding a fool, And is rewarding transgressors.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The word "God" is not in the original, and the adjective translated "great" is never used elsewhere absolutely in that sense. The simplest and best interpretation is: As the archer that woundeth everyone, so is he who hireth the fool, and he who hireth every passerby. Acting at random, entrusting matters of grave moment to men of bad repute, is as likely to do mischief as to shoot arrows at everyone.
LibraryWe Shall not be Curious in the Ranking of the Duties in which Christian Love...
We shall not be curious in the ranking of the duties in which Christian love should exercise itself. All the commandments of the second table are but branches of it: they might be reduced all to the works of righteousness and of mercy. But truly these are interwoven through other. Though mercy uses to be restricted to the showing of compassion upon men in misery, yet there is a righteousness in that mercy, and there is mercy in the most part of the acts of righteousness, as in not judging rashly, …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
Like a thorn which falls into the hand of a drunkard, So is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
Like a dog that returns to its vomit Is a fool who repeats his folly.
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