Proverbs 6:7

7 It has no commander, no overseer or ruler,

Read Proverbs 6:7 Using Other Translations

Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,
Without having any chief, officer, or ruler,
Though they have no prince or governor or ruler to make them work,

What does Proverbs 6:7 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Proverbs 6:7

Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler.
] None to guide and direct her what to do; nor any to overlook her, to see that she does aright, or to oblige her to work, and keep her to it; nor any to call her to an account, and correct her for doing amiss; and nevertheless diligent and industrious, doing everything of herself, by the instinct of nature, readily and willingly: and yet how slothful are men; who, besides the dictates of nature, reason, and conscience, have parents, masters, ministers, and magistrates, to guide, direct, exhort, instruct, and enforce! so Aristotle F11 says of the ant, that it is (agarcov) , without any ruler or governor.


F11 Hist. de Animal. l. 1. c. 1.
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