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Proverbs 7:7

    Proverbs 7:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And I beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, A young man void of understanding,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I saw among the young men one without sense,

    Webster's Revision

    And I beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, A young man void of understanding,

    World English Bible

    I saw among the simple ones. I discerned among the youths a young man void of understanding,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And I beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 7:7

    Among the simple ones - The inexperienced, inconsiderate young men.

    A young man void of understanding - בעל ראשאהץ חסר לב, "destitute of a heart." He had not wisdom to discern the evil intended; nor courage to resist the flatteries of the seducer.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 7:7

    Simple - In the bad sense of the word (Proverbs 1:22 note); "open" to all impressions of evil, empty-headed and empty-hearted; lounging near the house of ill-repute, not as yet deliberately purposing to sin, but placing himself in the way of it at a time when the pure in heart would seek their home. There is a certain symbolic meaning in the picture of the gathering gloom Proverbs 7:9. Night is falling over the young man's life as the shadows deepen.