New International Version
Desire without knowledge is not good-- how much more will hasty feet miss the way!
King James Bible
Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.
Darby Bible Translation
Also that a person be without knowledge is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet maketh false steps.
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.
Proverbs 19:2 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good - Would it not be plainer, as it is more literal, to say, "Also, to be without knowledge, is not good for the soul?" The soul was made for God; and to be without his knowledge, to be unacquainted with him, is not only not good, but the greatest evil the soul can suffer, for it involves all other evils. The Chaldee and Syriac have: "He who knows not his own soul, it is not good to him." "Where no discretion is, there the soul is not well." - Coverdale.
And he that hasteth with his feet sinneth - And this will be the case with him who is not Divinely instructed. A child does nothing cautiously, because it is uninstructed; a savage is also rash and precipitate, till experience instructs him. A man who has not the knowledge of God is incautious, rash, headstrong, and precipitate: and hence he sinneth - he is continually missing the mark, and wounding his own soul.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
[This chapter is based on 2 Kings 5.] "Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honorable, because by him the Lord had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valor, but he was a leper." Ben-hadad, king of Syria, had defeated the armies of Israel in the battle which resulted in the death of Ahab. Since that time the Syrians had maintained against Israel a constant border warfare, and in one of their raids they had carried away a …
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings
Second Journey through Galilee - the Healing of the Leper.
The Knowledge of God
The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.
A faithful person will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.
Do you see someone who speaks in haste? There is more hope for a fool than for them.
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