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Proverbs 19:3

    Proverbs 19:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The foolishness of man perverts his way: and his heart frets against the LORD.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The foolishness of man subverteth his way; And his heart fretteth against Jehovah.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    By his foolish behaviour a man's ways are turned upside down, and his heart is bitter against the Lord.

    Webster's Revision

    The foolishness of man subverteth his way; And his heart fretteth against Jehovah.

    World English Bible

    The foolishness of man subverts his way; his heart rages against Yahweh.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The foolishness of man subverteth his way; and his heart fretteth against the LORD.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 19:3

    The foolishness of man - Most men complain of cross providences, because they get into straits and difficulties through the perverseness of their ways; and thus they fret against God; whereas, in every instance, they are the causes of their own calamities. O how inconsistent is man!

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 19:3

    The non-wisdom which, having brought about disasters by its own perverseness, then turns round and "fretteth," i. e., angrily complains against the Providence of God.

    Perverteth - Rather, "overturneth," "maketh to fail."

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 19:3

    19:3 Perverteth - Blasts his designs and enterprises. Fretteth - He ascribes his unhappiness not to his own sin, but to God and his providence.