Proverbs 19:2
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New International Version
Desire without knowledge is not good-- how much more will hasty feet miss the way!

New Living Translation
Enthusiasm without knowledge is no good; haste makes mistakes.

English Standard Version
Desire without knowledge is not good, and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way.

New American Standard Bible
Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge, And he who hurries his footsteps errs.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Even zeal is not good without knowledge, and the one who acts hastily sins.

International Standard Version
Furthermore, it isn't good to be ignorant, and whoever rushes into things misses the mark.

NET Bible
It is dangerous to have zeal without knowledge, and the one who acts hastily makes poor choices.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
It is not good for him that does not know his soul, and he that is hasty with his feet sins.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A person without knowledge is no good. A person in a hurry makes mistakes.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Also, that the soul be without knowledge is not good; And he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.

New American Standard 1977
Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge,
            And he who makes haste with his feet errs.

Jubilee Bible 2000
That the soul be without wisdom is not good, and he that hastens with his feet sins.

King James 2000 Bible
Also, that the soul be without knowledge is not good; and he that hastens with his feet sins.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Where there is no knowledge of the soul, there is no good: and he that is hasty with his feet shall stumble.

Darby Bible Translation
Also that a person be without knowledge is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet maketh false steps.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it 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.

Young's Literal Translation
Also, without knowledge the soul is not good, And the hasty in feet is sinning.
Study Bible
Better is the Poor Man with Integrity
1Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity Than he who is perverse in speech and is a fool. 2Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge, And he who hurries his footsteps errs. 3The foolishness of man ruins his way, And his heart rages against the LORD.…
Cross References
Proverbs 21:5
The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage, But everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty.

Proverbs 28:20
A faithful man will abound with blessings, But he who makes haste to be rich will not go unpunished.

Proverbs 29:20
Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
Treasury of Scripture

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

that the

Proverbs 10:21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.

Ecclesiastes 12:9 And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the …

Isaiah 27:11 When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the …

Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected …

John 16:3 And these things will they do to you, because they have not known …

Romans 10:2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according …

Philippians 1:9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge …

and

Proverbs 1:16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.

Proverbs 14:29 He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is …

Proverbs 21:5 The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenty; but of every one …

Proverbs 25:8 Go not forth hastily to strive, lest you know not what to do in the …

Proverbs 28:22 He that hastens to be rich has an evil eye, and considers not that …

Job 31:5 If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot has hurried to deceit;

Ecclesiastes 7:9 Be not hasty in your spirit to be angry: for anger rests in the bosom of fools.

Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation …

(2) Also, that the soul be without knowledge is not good.--Ignorance is bad, as well as folly.

He that hasteth with his feet sinneth.--Haste without knowledge misses the mark aimed at. (See above on Proverbs 8:36.)

Verse 2. - Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good. "Also" (gam), Wordsworth would render "even," "even the soul, i.e. life itself, without knowledge is not a blessing;" it is βίπς οὐ βιωτός. At first sight it looks as if some verse, to which this one was appended, had fallen out; but there is no trace in the versions of any such loss. We have had a verse beginning in the same manner (Proverbs 17:26), and here it seems to emphasize what follows - folly is bad, so is ignorance, when the soul lacks knowledge, i.e. when a man does not know what to do, how to act in the circumstances of his life, has in fact no practical wisdom. Other things "not good" are named in Proverbs 18:5; Proverbs 20:23; Proverbs 24:23. And he that hasteth with his feet sinneth; misseth his way. Delitzsch confines the meaning of this hemistich to the undisciplined pursuit of knowledge: "He who hasteneth with the legs after it goeth astray," because he is neither intellectually nor morally clear as to his path or object. But the gnome is better taken in a more general sense. The ignorant man, who acts hastily without due deliberation, is sure to make grave mistakes, and to come to misfortune. Haste is opposed to knowledge, because the latter involves prudence and circumspection, while the former blunders on hurriedly, not seeing whither actions lead. We all have occasion to note the proverbs, Festina lente; "More haste, less speed." The history of Fabius, who, as Ennius said,

"Unus homo nobis cunctando restituit rem,"

shows the value of deliberation and caution. The Greeks recognized this -

Προπέτεια πολλοῖς ἐστὶν αἰτία κακῶν.

"Rash haste is cause of evil unto many." Erasmus, in his 'Adagia,' has a long article commenting on Festinatio praepropera. The Arabs say," Patience is the key of joy, but haste is the key of sorrow." God is patient because he is eternal. Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good,.... Without knowledge of things natural and civil, especially without the knowledge of God and Christ, and divine and spiritual things; to be without this is not good, yea, very bad; for men without such knowledge and understanding are, like the beasts that perish, and for lack of it do. Jarchi interprets it, without the law. Or, "to be without the knowledge of the soul is not good" (e); so the Targum, Vulgate Latin, and Syriac versions,

"he that knoweth not his soul, it is not good for him;''

that does not know he has a soul, or however takes no more care of it than if he had none; who knows not the worth and value of it, its state and condition, and the danger it is in, and the only way of attaining the salvation of it;

and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth; who engages in anything ignorantly and rashly, he misses the mark, and fails in the performance of it, for want of due consideration and care. The Targum is,

"he that is swift with his feet to evil is a sinner;''

whose feet run to evil, to commit robbery, as Aben Ezra; or to shed blood; see Proverbs 1:16.

(e) So Vatablus; or "without care of it", Schultcns. 2. The last illustrates the first clause. Rashness, the result of ignorance, brings trouble.19:1 A poor man who fears God, is more honourable and happy, than a man without wisdom and grace, however rich or advanced in rank. 2. What good can the soul do, if without knowledge? And he sins who will not take time to ponder the path of his feet.
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