7 I saw among the simple, I noticed among the young men, a youth who had no sense.

Other Translations of Proverbs 7:7

King James Version

7 And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, the youths: Heb. the sons a young man void of understanding,

English Standard Version

7 and I have seen among the simple, I have perceived among the youths, a young man lacking sense,

The Message

7 Watching the mindless crowd stroll by, I spotted a young man without any sense

New King James Version

7 And saw among the simple, I perceived among the youths, A young man devoid of understanding,

New Living Translation

7 I saw some naive young men, and one in particular who lacked common sense.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 7:7

Commentary on Proverbs 7:6-27

(Read Proverbs 7:6-27)

Here is an affecting example of the danger of youthful lusts. It is a history or a parable of the most instructive kind. Will any one dare to venture on temptations that lead to impurity, after Solomon has set before his eyes in so lively and plain a manner, the danger of even going near them? Then is he as the man who would dance on the edge of a lofty rock, when he has just seen another fall headlong from the same place. The misery of self-ruined sinners began in disregard to God's blessed commands. We ought daily to pray that we may be kept from running into temptation, else we invite the enemies of our souls to spread snares for us. Ever avoid the neighbourhood of vice. Beware of sins which are said to be pleasant sins. They are the more dangerous, because they most easily gain the heart, and close it against repentance. Do nothing till thou hast well considered the end of it. Were a man to live as long as Methuselah, and to spend all his days in the highest delights sin can offer, one hour of the anguish and tribulation that must follow, would far outweigh them.