New International Version
I saw among the simple, I noticed among the young men, a youth who had no sense.
King James Bible
And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,
Darby Bible Translation
and I beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the sons, a young man void of understanding,
World English Bible
I saw among the simple ones. I discerned among the youths a young man void of understanding,
Young's Literal Translation
And I do see among the simple ones, I discern among the sons, A young man lacking understanding,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Among the simple ones - The inexperienced, inconsiderate young men.
A young man void of understanding - בעל ראשאהץ חסר לב, "destitute of a heart." He had not wisdom to discern the evil intended; nor courage to resist the flatteries of the seducer.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryTwelfth Sunday after Trinity Gospel Transcends Law.
Text: 2 Corinthians 3, 4-11. 4 And such confidence have we through Christ to God-ward: 5 not that we are sufficient of ourselves, to account anything as from ourselves; but our sufficiency is from God; 6 who also made us sufficient as ministers of a new covenant; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. 7 But if the ministration of death, written, and engraven on stones, came with glory, so that the children of Israel could not look stedfastly upon …
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. III
The Desire of the Righteous Granted;
"How long will you who are simple love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge?
But a man who commits adultery has no sense; whoever does so destroys himself.
"Let all who are simple come to my house!" To those who have no sense she says,
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