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Proverbs 19:3

New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995) [2]
— The foolishness of man ruins his way, And his heart rages against the LORD.
King James Version (KJV 1769) [2]
— The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD.
English Revised Version (ERV 1885)
— The foolishness of man subverteth his way; and his heart fretteth against the LORD.
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The foolishness of man subverteth his way; And his heart fretteth against Jehovah.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The folly of man distorteth his way, and his heart is irritated against Jehovah.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The folly of a man, subverteth his way, and, against Yahweh, his heart is angry.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— The folly of man perverteth his way, And against Jehovah is his heart wroth.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The folly of a man supplanteth his steps: and he fretteth in his mind against God.
Geneva Bible (GNV 1560)
— The foolishnesse of a man peruerteth his way, and his heart freateth against the Lord.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The foolishnesse of man peruerteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD.
Lamsa Bible (1957)
— The folly of a man perverts his ways; he frets in his heart against the LORD.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The folly of a man spoils his ways: and he blames God in his heart.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against Yahweh.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The foolishness 200
{0200} Prime
From the same as H0191; silliness.
of man 120
{0120} Prime
From H0119; ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.).
perverteth 5557
{5557} Prime
A primitive root; properly to wrench, that is, (figuratively) to subvert.
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
his way: 1870
{1870} Prime
From H1869; a road (as trodden); figuratively a course of life or mode of action, often adverbially.
and his heart 3820
{3820} Prime
A form of H3824; the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre of anything.
fretteth 2196
{2196} Prime
A primitive root; properly to boil up, that is, (figuratively) to be peevish or angry.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
against x5921
(5921) Complement
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
Yähwè יָהוֶה. 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 19:3

_ _ perverteth ... way — turns him back from right (Proverbs 13:6; James 1:13); and he blames God for his failures.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 19:3

_ _ We have here two instances of men's folly: — 1. That they bring themselves into straits and troubles, and run themselves a-ground, and embarrass themselves: The foolishness of man perverts his way. Men meet with crosses and disappointments in their affairs, and things do not succeed as they expected and wished, and it is owing to themselves and their own folly; it is their own iniquity that corrects them. 2. That when they have done so they lay the blame upon God, and their hearts fret against him, as if he had done them wrong, whereas really they wrong themselves. In fretting, we are enemies to our own peace, and become self-tormentors; in fretting against the Lord we affront him, his justice, goodness, and sovereignty; and it is very absurd to take occasion from the trouble which we pull upon our own heads by our wilfulness, or neglect, to quarrel with him, when we ought to blame ourselves, for it is our own doing. See Isaiah 50:1.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 19:3

Perverteth — Blasts his designs and enterprises. Fretteth — He ascribes his unhappiness not to his own sin, but to God and his providence.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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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. ... And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest [to be] with me, she gave me of the tree, and I 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. ... Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, [that] every one that findeth me shall slay me.
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. ... But on the morrow all the congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron, saying, Ye have killed the people of the LORD.
Numbers 17:12-13 And the children of Israel spake unto Moses, saying, Behold, we die, we perish, we all perish. ... Whosoever cometh any thing near unto the tabernacle of the LORD shall die: shall we be consumed with dying?
1 Samuel 13:13 And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the LORD thy God, which he commanded thee: for now would the LORD have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever.
1 Samuel 15:23 For rebellion [is as] the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness [is as] iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from [being] king.
1 Samuel 22:13-23 And Saul said unto him, Why have ye conspired against me, thou and the son of Jesse, in that thou hast given him bread, and a sword, and hast enquired of God for him, that he should rise against me, to lie in wait, as at this day? ... Abide thou with me, fear not: for he that seeketh my life seeketh thy life: but with me thou [shalt be] in safeguard.
1 Kings 20:42-43 And he said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Because thou hast let go out of [thy] hand a man whom I appointed to utter destruction, therefore thy life shall go for his life, and thy people for his people. ... And the king of Israel went to his house heavy and displeased, and came to Samaria.
2 Kings 3:9-10 So the king of Israel went, and the king of Judah, and the king of Edom: and they fetched a compass of seven days' journey: and there was no water for the host, and for the cattle that followed them. ... And the king of Israel said, Alas! that the LORD hath called these three kings together, to deliver them into the hand of Moab!
2 Kings 6:33 And while he yet talked with them, behold, the messenger came down unto him: and he said, Behold, this evil [is] of the LORD; what should I wait for the LORD any longer?
2 Chronicles 16:9-10 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of [them] whose heart [is] perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars. ... Then Asa was wroth with the seer, and put him in a prison house; for [he was] in a rage with him because of this [thing]. And Asa oppressed [some] of the people the same time.
Acts 13:45-46 But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spake against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming. ... Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.


Psalms 37:1 [[[A Psalm] of David.]] Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.
Psalms 37:7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
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. ... And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and [they shall be] driven to darkness.
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. ... And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.
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Gn 3:6; 4:5. Nu 16:19; 17:12. 1S 13:13; 15:23; 22:13. 1K 20:42. 2K 3:9; 6:33. 2Ch 16:9. Ps 37:1, 7. Is 8:21. Ac 13:45. Rv 16:9.

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