And beheld among the simple ones
Such as are easily persuaded and drawn into sin; simple and foolish in things moral and spiritual, and not arrived to any ripeness of understanding in things natural and civil; have seen but little of the world, and know less of religion, and are easily imposed upon and carried away with the company they keep; such simple foolish creatures are the followers of antichrist; see ( 2 Timothy 3:6 2 Timothy 3:9 ) ; I discerned among the youths;
or "children" F4; at least in understanding, the children Jezebel, ( Revelation 2:23 ) ; a young man void of understanding;
or "wanting a heart" F5; to know and fear the Lord, and not in the way to learn and improve; but in company like himself, and so in a fair way to continue foolish and simple, and destitute of the true understanding of things, and exposed to the snares delusions of such that lie in wait to deceive.
F4 (Mynbb) "inter filios", Pagninus
F5 (bl rox) "carentem corde", Montanus, Mercerus, Gejerus; "destitutum corde", Schultens.