New International Version
I myself have seen a fool taking root, but suddenly his house was cursed.
King James Bible
I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation.
Darby Bible Translation
I myself saw the foolish taking root, but suddenly I cursed his habitation.
World English Bible
I have seen the foolish taking root, but suddenly I cursed his habitation.
Young's Literal Translation
I -- I have seen the perverse taking root, And I mark his habitation straightway,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I have seen the foolish taking root - I have seen wicked men for a time in prosperity, and becoming established in the earth; but I well knew, from God's manner of dealing with men, that they must soon be blasted. I even ventured to pronounce their doom; for I knew that, in the order of God's providence, that was inevitable. I cursed his habitation.
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