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Proverbs 30:3

    Proverbs 30:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I neither learned wisdom, nor have the knowledge of the holy.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I neither learned wisdom, nor have the knowledge of the holy.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And I have not learned wisdom, Neither have I the knowledge of the Holy One.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I have not got wisdom by teaching, so that I might have the knowledge of the Holy One.

    Webster's Revision

    And I have not learned wisdom, Neither have I the knowledge of the Holy One.

    World English Bible

    I have not learned wisdom, neither do I have the knowledge of the Holy One.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And I have not learned wisdom, neither have I the knowledge of the Holy One.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 30:3

    I neither learned wisdom - I have never been a scholar in any of those schools of the wise men, nor have the knowledge of the holy, קדשים kedoshim, of the saints or holy persons.

    The Septuagint give this a different turn: yeov dedidace me sofian, kai gnwsin agiwn egnwka; "God hath taught me wisdom, and the knowledge of the saints I have known."

    This may refer to the patriarchs, prophets, or holy men, that lived before the days of Solomon. That is, the translators might have had these in view.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 30:3

    He found, when he looked within, that all his learning was as nothing. He had heard of God only "by the hearing of the ear" Job 42:5, and now he discovered how little that availed.

    The holy - The Holy One. Compare Proverbs 9:10.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 30:3

    30:3 I neither learned - I have not been taught in the schools of wisdom. Of the holy - Of the holy prophets. I have not such Divine inspirations as prophets strictly so called have received.