New Living Translation
An empty-headed person won't become wise any more than a wild donkey can bear a human child.
King James Bible
For vain man would be wise, though man be born like a wild ass's colt.
Darby Bible Translation
Yet a senseless man will make bold, though man be born like the foal of a wild ass.
World English Bible
An empty-headed man becomes wise when a man is born as a wild donkey's colt.
Young's Literal Translation
And empty man is bold, And the colt of a wild ass man is born.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
11:12 Man - That since the fall is void of all true wisdom, pretends to be wise, and able to pass a censure upon all God's ways and works. Colt - Ignorant, and dull, and stupid, as to divine things, and yet heady and untractable.
LibraryWhether God is a Body?
Objection 1: It seems that God is a body. For a body is that which has the three dimensions. But Holy Scripture attributes the three dimensions to God, for it is written: "He is higher than Heaven, and what wilt thou do? He is deeper than Hell, and how wilt thou know? The measure of Him is longer than the earth and broader than the sea" (Job 11:8,9). Therefore God is a body. Objection 2: Further, everything that has figure is a body, since figure is a quality of quantity. But God seems to have figure, …
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Differences in Judgment About Water Baptism, no Bar to Communion: Or, to Communicate with Saints, as Saints, Proved Lawful.
"Who gives the wild donkey its freedom? Who untied its ropes?
You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand. My entire lifetime is just a moment to you; at best, each of us is but a breath." Interlude
When you discipline us for our sins, you consume like a moth what is precious to us. Each of us is but a breath. Interlude
Common people are as worthless as a puff of wind, and the powerful are not what they appear to be. If you weigh them on the scales, together they are lighter than a breath of air.
For they are like a breath of air; their days are like a passing shadow.
"Everything is meaningless," says the Teacher, "completely meaningless!"
So refuse to worry, and keep your body healthy. But remember that youth, with a whole life before you, is meaningless.
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