New Living Translation
If a bird sees a trap being set, it knows to stay away.
King James Bible
Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.
Darby Bible Translation
For in vain the net is spread in the sight of anything which hath wings.
World English Bible
For in vain is the net spread in the sight of any bird:
Young's Literal Translation
Surely in vain is the net spread out before the eyes of any bird.
Proverbs 1:17 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:17 In vain - The fowler who spreads, his net in the sight of the bird looseth his labour. But these, are more foolish than the silly birds, and though they are not ignorant of the mischief which these evil courses will bring upon themselves, yet they will not take warning.
LibraryThe Great Unknown
"I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out My hand, and no man regarded."--Prov. i. 24. "There standeth One among you, whom ye know not."--John i. 26. C. P. C. tr., Emma Frances Bevan, 1899 Why dost Thou pass unheeded, Treading with piercèd feet The halls of the kingly palace, The busy street? Oh marvellous in Thy beauty, Crowned with the light of God, Why fall they not down to worship Where Thou has trod? Why are Thy hands extended Beseeching whilst men pass by With their empty …
Frances Bevan—Hymns of Ter Steegen and Others (Second Series)
How the Whole and the Sick are to be Admonished.
How those are to be Admonished with whom Everything Succeeds According to their Wish, and those with whom Nothing Does.
The Reader Reminded How Much He Needs the Assistance of the Spirit of God to Form Him to the Temper Described Above, and what Encouragement He
They rush to commit evil deeds. They hurry to commit murder.
But these people set an ambush for themselves; they are trying to get themselves killed.
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