New International Version
for God did not endow her with wisdom or give her a share of good sense.
King James Bible
Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he imparted to her understanding.
Darby Bible Translation
For +God hath deprived her of wisdom, and hath not furnished her with understanding.
World English Bible
because God has deprived her of wisdom, neither has he imparted to her understanding.
Young's Literal Translation
For God hath caused her to forget wisdom, And He hath not given a portion To her in understanding:
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
God hath deprived her of wisdom - Of this foolishness we have an account from the ancients; and here follow two instances:
1. It covers its head in the reeds, and thinks itself all out of sight because itself cannot see. So Claudian: -
- 'Stat lumine clauso
Ridendum revoluta caput: creditque latere
Quad non ipsa videt.'
2. They who hunt them draw the skin of an ostrich's neck on one hand, which proves a sufficient lure to take them with the other. They have so little brain that Heliogabalus had six hundred heads for his supper. Here we may observe, that our judicious as well as sublime author just touches the great points of distinction in each creature, and then hastens to another. A description is exact when you cannot add but what is common to another thing; nor withdraw, but something peculiarly belonging to the thing described. A likeness is lost in too much description, as a meaning is often in too much illustration." - Dr. Young.
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LibraryWhether Daring is a Sin?
Objection 1: It seems that daring is not a sin. For it is written (Job 39:21) concerning the horse, by which according to Gregory (Moral. xxxi) the godly preacher is denoted, that "he goeth forth boldly to meet armed men [*Vulg.: 'he pranceth boldly, he goeth forth to meet armed men']." But no vice redounds to a man's praise. Therefore it is not a sin to be daring. Objection 2: Further, according to the Philosopher (Ethic. vi, 9), "one should take counsel in thought, and do quickly what has been …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Prov. 22:06 the Duties of Parents
She treats her young harshly, as if they were not hers; she cares not that her labor was in vain,
Yet when she spreads her feathers to run, she laughs at horse and rider.
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