Proverbs 19:3
New International Version
A person's own folly leads to their ruin, yet their heart rages against the LORD.

New Living Translation
People ruin their lives by their own foolishness and then are angry at the LORD.

English Standard Version
When a man’s folly brings his way to ruin, his heart rages against the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
A man’s own folly subverts his way, yet his heart rages against the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
The foolishness of man ruins his way, And his heart rages against the LORD.

King James Bible
The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
A person's own foolishness leads him astray, yet his heart rages against the LORD.

Contemporary English Version
We are ruined by our own stupidity, though we blame the LORD.

Good News Translation
Some people ruin themselves by their own stupid actions and then blame the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A man's own foolishness leads him astray, yet his heart rages against the LORD.

International Standard Version
A man's foolishness ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the LORD.

NET Bible
A person's folly subverts his way, and his heart rages against the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
The foolishness of man subverts his way; his heart rages against the LORD.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The madness of a man perverts his ways and he is enraged in his heart against Lord Jehovah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The stupidity of a person turns his life upside down, and his heart rages against the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The foolishness of man perverteth his way; And his heart fretteth against the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
The foolishness of man subverts his way, And his heart rages against the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The foolishness of man perverts his way, and his heart is wroth against the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
The foolishness of man perverts his way: and his heart frets against the LORD.

American King James Version
The foolishness of man perverts his way: and his heart frets against the LORD.

American Standard Version
The foolishness of man subverteth his way; And his heart fretteth against Jehovah.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The folly of a man spoils his ways: and he blames God in his heart.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The folly of a man supplanteth his seeps: and he fretteth in his mind against God.

Darby Bible Translation
The folly of man distorteth his way, and his heart is irritated against Jehovah.

English Revised Version
The foolishness of man subverteth his way; and his heart fretteth against the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD.

World English Bible
The foolishness of man subverts his way; his heart rages against Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
The folly of man perverteth his way, And against Jehovah is his heart wroth.
Study Bible
The Man of Integrity
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. 4Wealth attracts many friends, but a poor man is deserted by his friend.…
Cross References
Proverbs 11:3
The integrity of the upright guides them, but the perversity of the faithless destroys them.

Isaiah 8:21
They will roam the land, dejected and hungry. When they are famished, they will become enraged, and looking upward, they will curse their king and their God.

Isaiah 32:6
For a fool speaks foolishness; his mind plots iniquity. He practices ungodliness and speaks falsely about the LORD; He leaves the hungry empty and deprives the thirsty of drink.

Treasury of Scripture

The foolishness of man perverts his way: and his heart frets against the LORD.

foolishness

Genesis 3:6-12
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat…

Genesis 4:5-14
But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell…

Numbers 16:19-41
And Korah gathered all the congregation against them unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto all the congregation…

fretteth

Psalm 37:1,7
A Psalm of David. Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity…

Isaiah 8:21,22
And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward…

Revelation 16:9-11
And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory…







Lexicon
A man’s
אָ֭דָם (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being

own folly
אִוֶּ֣לֶת (’iw·we·leṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 200: Silliness

subverts
תְּסַלֵּ֣ף (tə·sal·lêp̄)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5557: To twist, pervert, overturn

his way,
דַּרְכּ֑וֹ (dar·kōw)
Noun - common singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

yet his heart
לִבּֽוֹ׃ (lib·bōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

rages
יִזְעַ֥ף (yiz·‘ap̄)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2196: To boil up, to be peevish, angry

against
וְעַל־ (wə·‘al-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the LORD.
יְ֝הוָ֗ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel
(3) The foolishness of man perverteth his way.--A man's own self-will (Proverbs 1:7) overturns his way. stops his progress, whether in temporal or spiritual matters, and then, instead of blaming himself, "his heart fretteth against the Lord." (Comp. Isaiah 8:21; Revelation 16:10-11.)

Verse 3. - The foolishness of man perverteth his way; rather, overturns, turns from the right direction and causes a man to fall (Proverbs 13:6). It is his own folly that leads him to his ruin; but he will not see this, and blames the providence of God. And his heart fretteth against the Lord. Septuagint, "He accuseth God in his heart" (comp. Ezekiel 18:25, 29; Ezekiel 33:17, 20). Ecclus 15:11, etc., "Say not thou, It is through the Lord that I foil away; for thou oughtest not to do the things that he hateth. Say not thou, He has caused me to err; for he hath no need of the sinful man," etc. The latter part of this important passage St. Augustine quotes thus: "Item apud Salomonem: Deus ab initio constituit hominem et reliquit eum in manu consilii sui: adjecit ei mandata et praecepta; si voles praecepta servare, servabunt te, et in posterum fidem placitam facere. Apposuit tibi aquam et ignem, ad quod vis porrige manum tuam. Ante hominem bonum et malum, vita et mors, paupertas et honestas a Domino Deo sunt" ('De Per. Just. Hom.,' cap. 19, § 41). And again, "Manifestum est, quod si ad ignem manum mittit, et malum ac mors ei placet, id votuntas hominis operatur; si autem bonum et vitam diligit, non solum voluntas id agit, sed divinitus adjuvatur" ('De Gest. Pelag.,' cap. 3, § 7). Homer, 'Od.,' 1:32, etc. -

"Perverse mankind! whose wills, created free,
Charge all their woes on absolute decree;
All to the dooming gods their guilt translate,
And follies are miscalled the crimes of fate."


(Pope.) 19:3. Men run into troubles by their own folly, and then fret at the appointments of God. 4. Here we may see how strong is men's love of money. 5. Those that tell lies in discourse, are in a fair way to be guilty of bearing false-witness. 6. We are without excuse if we do not love God with all our hearts. His gifts to us are past number, and all the gifts of men to us are fruits of his bounty. 7. Christ was left by all his disciples; but the Father was with him. It encourages our faith that he had so large an experience of the sorrows of poverty. 8. Those only love their souls aright that get true wisdom. 9. Lying is a damning, destroying sin. 10. A man that has not wisdom and grace, has no right or title to true joy. It is very unseemly for one who is a servant to sin, to oppress God's free-men.
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