Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Proverbs 17:24

Context
NET ©

Wisdom is directly in front of 1  the discerning person, but the eyes of a fool run 2  to the ends of the earth. 3 

NIV ©

A discerning man keeps wisdom in view, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.

NASB ©

Wisdom is in the presence of the one who has understanding, But the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.

NLT ©

Sensible people keep their eyes glued on wisdom, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.

MSG ©

The perceptive find wisdom in their own front yard; fools look for it everywhere but right here.

BBE ©

Wisdom is before the face of him who has sense; but the eyes of the foolish are on the ends of the earth.

NRSV ©

The discerning person looks to wisdom, but the eyes of a fool to the ends of the earth.

NKJV ©

Wisdom is in the sight of him who has understanding, But the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.


KJV
Wisdom
<02451>
[is] before him that hath understanding
<06440> <0995> (8688)_;
but the eyes
<05869>
of a fool
<03684>
[are] in the ends
<07097>
of the earth
<0776>_.
NASB ©
Wisdom
<02451>
is in the presence
<06440>
of the one who has
<0995>
understanding
<0995>
, But the eyes
<05869>
of a fool
<03684>
are on the ends
<07097>
of the earth
<0776>
.
HEBREW
Ura
<0776>
huqb
<07097>
lyok
<03684>
ynyew
<05869>
hmkx
<02451>
Nybm
<0995>
ynp
<06440>
ta (17:24)
<0854>
LXXM
proswpon
<4383
N-NSN
suneton
<4908
A-NSN
androv
<435
N-GSM
sofou
<4680
A-GSM
oi
<3588
T-NPM
de
<1161
PRT
ofyalmoi
<3788
N-NPM
tou
<3588
T-GSM
afronov
<878
A-GSM
ep
<1909
PREP
akra {A-APN} ghv
<1065
N-GSF
NET © [draft] ITL
Wisdom
<02451>
is directly
<0854>
in front
<06440>
of the discerning
<0995>
person, but the eyes
<05869>
of a fool
<03684>
run to the ends
<07097>
of the earth
<0776>
.
NET ©

Wisdom is directly in front of 1  the discerning person, but the eyes of a fool run 2  to the ends of the earth. 3 

NET © Notes

tn The verse begins with אֶת־פְּנֵי מֵבִין (’et-pÿni mevin), “before the discerning” or “the face of the discerning.” The particle אֶת here is simply drawing emphasis to the predicate (IBHS 182-83 §10.3.2b). Cf. NIV “A discerning man keeps wisdom in view.”

tn The term “run” does not appear in the Hebrew text, but is supplied for the sake of clarification.

sn To say that “the eyes of the fool run to the ends of the earth” means that he has no power to concentrate and cannot focus his attention on anything. The language is hyperbolic. Cf. NCV “the mind of a fool wanders everywhere.”



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