If a snake bites before it is charmed, there is no profit for the charmer.
If the serpent bites before being charmed, there is no profit for the charmer.
It does no good to charm a snake after it has bitten you.
If the snake bites before it's been charmed, What's the point in then sending for the charmer?
If a snake gives a bite before the word of power is said, then there is no longer any use in the word of power.
If the snake bites before it is charmed, there is no advantage in a charmer.
A serpent may bite when it is not charmed; The babbler is no different.
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1 tn Heb “without charming.”
2 tn Heb “the master of the tongue.”
3 tn Heb “has no profit”; ASV, NAB, NRSV “there is no advantage.”