Proverbs 19:3

3 The 1foolishness of man ruins his way, And his heart 2rages against the LORD.

Proverbs 19:3 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 19:3

The foolishness of man perverteth his way
The sinfulness of his heart and nature; the folly which is bound up in it causes him to go astray out of the way in which he should go, or makes things go cross with him; so that the ways he takes do not prosper, nor his schemes succeed; but everything goes against him, and he is brought into straits and difficulties; and his heart fretteth against the Lord;
laying all the blame on him; and ascribing his ill success, not to his own sin and folly, but to divine Providence, which works against him; and therefore frets and murmurs at him; and, instead of charging his own ways with folly, charges the ways of God with inequality; see ( Ezekiel 18:25 ) ( Jude 1:16 ) .

Proverbs 19:3 In-Context

1 Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity Than he who is perverse in speech and is a fool.
2 Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge, And he who hurries his footsteps errs.
3 The foolishness of man ruins his way, And his heart rages against the LORD .
4 Wealth adds many friends, But a poor man is separated from his friend.
5 A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who tells lies will not escape.

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