Proverbs 19:2
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.

Berean Study Bible
Even zeal is no good without knowledge, and he who hurries his footsteps misses the mark.

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.

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

Contemporary English Version
Willingness and stupidity don't go well together. If you are too eager, you will miss the road.

Good News Translation
Enthusiasm without knowledge is not good; impatience will get you into trouble.

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
The Man of Integrity
1Better a poor man who walks with integrity than a fool whose lips are perverse. 2Even zeal is no good without knowledge, and he who hurries his footsteps misses the mark. 3A man’s own folly subverts his way, yet his heart rages against the LORD.…
Cross References
Proverbs 21:5
The plans of the diligent bring plenty, as surely as haste leads to poverty.

Proverbs 28:20
A faithful man will abound with blessings, but one eager to be rich will not go unpunished.

Proverbs 29:20
Do you see a man who speaks in haste? 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 people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs.

Isaiah 27:11
When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, and set them on fire: for it is a people of no understanding: therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them, and he that formed them will shew them no favour.

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 hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

Proverbs 21:5
The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.







Lexicon
Even
גַּ֤ם (gam)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

zeal
נֶ֣פֶשׁ (ne·p̄eš)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

is no
בְּלֹא־ (bə·lō-)
Preposition-b | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

good
ט֑וֹב (ṭō·wḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

without
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

knowledge,
דַ֣עַת (ḏa·‘aṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1847: Knowledge

and he who hurries
וְאָ֖ץ (wə·’āṣ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 213: To press, to be close, hurry, withdraw

his footsteps
בְּרַגְלַ֣יִם (bə·raḡ·la·yim)
Preposition-b | Noun - fd
Strong's Hebrew 7272: A foot, a step, the pudenda

misses the mark.
חוֹטֵֽא׃ (ḥō·w·ṭê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2398: To miss, to sin, to forfeit, lack, expiate, repent, lead astray, condemn
(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. 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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