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Proverbs 1:32

    Proverbs 1:32 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For the backsliding of the simple shall slay them, And the careless ease of fools shall destroy them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For the turning back of the simple from teaching will be the cause of their death, and the peace of the foolish will be their destruction.

    Webster's Revision

    For the backsliding of the simple shall slay them, And the careless ease of fools shall destroy them.

    World English Bible

    For the backsliding of the simple will kill them. The careless ease of fools will destroy them.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For the backsliding of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 1:32

    For the turning away of the simple - This difficult place seems to refer to such a case as we term turning king's evidence; where an accomplice saves his own life by impeaching the rest of his gang. This is called his turning or repentance, משובה meshubah; and he was the most likely to turn, because he was of the פתים pethayim, seduced or deceived persons. And this evidence was given against them when they were in their prosperity, שלוה shalvah, their security, enjoying the fruits of their depredations; and being thus in a state of fancied security, they were the more easily taken and brought to justice.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 1:32

    Turning - Wisdom had called the simple to "turn," and they had turned, but it was "away" from her. For "prosperity" read carelessness. Not outward prosperity, but the temper which it too often produces, the easy-going indifference to higher truths, is that which destroys.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 1:32

    1:32 Turning - From God. Destroy - Shall prove the occasion of their ruin, by making them presumptuous, and secure.