A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal
relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
, that is, devoid of cost, reason or advantage.
; a net
A primitive root (compare H2114
); to toss
about; by implication to diffuse
Stem - Pual (See H8849
Mood - Participle (See H8813
Count - 194
in the sight
Probably a primitive word; an eye
(literally or figuratively); by analogy a fountain
(as the eye
of the landscape).
; properly the whole
; hence all
(in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
; a master
; hence a husband
, or (figuratively) owner
(often used with another noun in modifications of this latter sense.
; an edge
; specifically (of a bird or army) a wing
, (of a garment or bed clothing) a flap
, (of the earth) a quarter
, (of a building) a pinnacle
_ _ Men warned ought to escape danger as birds instinctively avoid visibly spread nets. But stupid sinners rush to their own ruin (Psalms 9:16), and, greedy of gain, succeed in the very schemes which destroy them (1 Timothy 6:10), not only failing to catch others, but procuring their own destruction.
In vain The fowler who spreads, his net in the sight of the bird looseth his labour. But these, are more foolish than the silly birds, and though they are not ignorant of the mischief which these evil courses will bring upon themselves, yet they will not take warning.
- in vain:
Proverbs 7:23 Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it [is] for his life.
Job 35:11 Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?
Isaiah 1:3 The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: [but] Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.
Jeremiah 8:7 Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the LORD.
- sight of any bird:
- Heb. eyes of everything that hath a wing
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User-Posted Comments on Proverbs 1:17
Proverbs 1:17 is speaking of verse 19 explained as those who [are] the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; [which] taketh away the life of the owners thereof. Verse 17 includes 2 words and the meaning is a horseman/master of the wings of an army or in English we would say the quartermaster of the platoon/infantry.
From H1166; a master; hence a husband, or (figuratively) owner (often used with another noun in modifications of this latter sense:— + archer, + babbler, + bird, captain, chief man, + confederate, + have to do, + dreamer, those to whom it is due, + furious, those that are given to it, great, + hairy, he that hath it, have, + horseman, husband, lord, man, + married, master, person, + sworn, they of.
From H3670; an edge or extremity; specifically (of a bird or army) a wing, (of a garment or bed clothing) a flap, (of the earth) a quarter, (of a building) a pinnacle:— + bird, border, corner, end, feather [-ed], X flying, + (one an-) other, overspreading, X quarters, skirt, X sort, uttermost part, wing ([-ed]).
Brown-Driver-Briggs (Old Testament Hebrew-English Lexicon)
- Charlie Roy (1/23/2014 12:07:23 PM)
can someone please help. Prov 1:17 states the net is spread in the sight of any bird. My question deals with "bird" The hebrew translates the word Baal, which of course means "Master, Husband, owner and I would assume "man"
- Bev S (1/18/2014 9:16:27 AM) [qBible.com]