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Proverbs 19:2

    Proverbs 19:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hastens with his feet sins.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Also, that the soul be without knowledge is not good; And he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Further, without knowledge desire is not good; and he who is over-quick in acting goes out of the right way.

    Webster's Revision

    Also, that the soul be without knowledge is not good; And he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.

    World English Bible

    It isn't good to have zeal without knowledge; nor being hasty with one's feet and missing the way.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Also, that the soul be without knowledge is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.

    Definitions for Proverbs 19:2

    Without - Outside.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 19:2

    Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good - Would it not be plainer, as it is more literal, to say, "Also, to be without knowledge, is not good for the soul?" The soul was made for God; and to be without his knowledge, to be unacquainted with him, is not only not good, but the greatest evil the soul can suffer, for it involves all other evils. The Chaldee and Syriac have: "He who knows not his own soul, it is not good to him." "Where no discretion is, there the soul is not well." - Coverdale.

    And he that hasteth with his feet sinneth - And this will be the case with him who is not Divinely instructed. A child does nothing cautiously, because it is uninstructed; a savage is also rash and precipitate, till experience instructs him. A man who has not the knowledge of God is incautious, rash, headstrong, and precipitate: and hence he sinneth - he is continually missing the mark, and wounding his own soul.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 19:2

    19:2 Hasteth - That rashly and headily rushes into actions.