Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

"If he's done nothing wrong, not a hair of his head will be harmed," Solomon replied. "But if we find evil in him, he's a dead man."

New American Standard Bible

Solomon said, "If he is a worthy man, not one of his hairs will fall to the ground; but if wickedness is found in him, he will die."

King James Version

And Solomon said, If he will shew himself a worthy man, there shall not an hair of him fall to the earth: but if wickedness shall be found in him, he shall die.

Holman Bible

Then Solomon said, “If he is a man of character, not a single hair of his will fall to the ground, but if evil is found in him, he dies.”

A Conservative Version

And Solomon said, If he shall show himself a worthy man, there shall not a hair of him fall to the earth, but if wickedness be found in him, he shall die.

American Standard Version

And Solomon said, If he shall show himself a worthy man, there shall not a hair of him fall to the earth; but if wickedness be found in him, he shall die.

Amplified

Solomon said, If he will show himself to be a worthy man, not a hair of him shall fall to the ground; but if wickedness is found in him, he shall die.

Bible in Basic English

And Solomon said, If he is seen to be a man of good faith, not a hair of him will be touched; but if any wrongdoing is seen in him, he is to be put to death.

Darby Translation

And Solomon said, If he be a worthy man, there shall not one of his hairs fall to the earth; but if wickedness be found in him, he shall die.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And Solomon said, If he will show himself virtuous, there shall not one hair of him fall to the ground, but if wickedness shall be found in him, he shall die.

Julia Smith Translation

And Solomon will say, If he will be for a son of strength there shall not fall of his hairs to the earth: and if evil shall be found in him and he shall die.

King James 2000

And Solomon said, If he will show himself a worthy man, there shall not a hair of him fall to the earth: but if wickedness shall be found in him, he shall die.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Solomon said, "If he is a son of noble character, not a hair of his [head] will fall to the ground, but if evil is found in him, then he will die."

Modern King James verseion

And Solomon said, If he becomes a son of virtue, not a hair of his head shall fall to the earth. But if wickedness shall be found in him, then he shall die.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And Solomon said, "If he will be a child of virtue, there shall not a hair of him fall to the earth. But and if wickedness shall be found in him, he shall die for it."

NET Bible

Solomon said, "If he is a loyal subject, not a hair of his head will be harmed, but if he is found to be a traitor, he will die."

New Heart English Bible

Solomon said, "If he shows himself a worthy man, not a hair of him shall fall to the earth; but if wickedness be found in him, he shall die."

The Emphasized Bible

Then said Solomon, If he will be a man of worth, there shall not one hair of him fall to the earth, - but, if mischief be found in him, then shall he die.

Webster

And Solomon said, If he will show himself a worthy man, there shall not a hair of him fall to the earth: but if wickedness shall be found in him, he shall die.

World English Bible

Solomon said, "If he shows himself a worthy man, not a hair of him shall fall to the earth; but if wickedness be found in him, he shall die."

Youngs Literal Translation

And Solomon saith, 'If he becometh a virtuous man -- there doth not fall of his hair to the earth, and if evil is found in him -- then he hath died.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁלמה 
Sh@lomoh 
Usage: 293

If he will shew himself a worthy
חיל 
Chayil 
Usage: 243

there shall not an hair
שׂערה 
Sa`arah 
Usage: 6

to the earth
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

References

Context Readings

Adonijah's Response To The Coronation Of Solomon

51 "Hey look!" somebody informed Solomon. "Adonijah is terrified of King Solomon! He's gone out, grabbed hold of the horns of the altar, and now he's begging King Solomon, "Swear to me that you won't put your servant to death with a sword!'" 52 "If he's done nothing wrong, not a hair of his head will be harmed," Solomon replied. "But if we find evil in him, he's a dead man." 53 So King Solomon sent for him, and he was brought down from the altar. When he had arrived, he fell on his face in front of King Solomon, so Solomon told him, "Go home!"


Cross References

1 Samuel 14:45

Then the army told Saul, "Shall Jonathan die, who brought about this great deliverance in Israel? As the LORD lives, not one hair of his head will fall to the ground, because today he did this with God's help."

2 Samuel 14:11

Then she said, "Your majesty, please remember the LORD your God, so that blood avengers don't do any more damage! Otherwise, they'll destroy my son!" So he promised, "As the LORD lives, not even a single hair from your son's head will fall to the ground!"

Acts 27:34

So I urge you to eat something, for it will help you survive, since none of you will lose so much as a hair from his head."

1 Kings 2:21-25

So she asked him, "Give Abishag the Shunammite to your brother Adonijah as a wife."

Job 15:22

He does not believe he will escape darkness; he is destined for the sword.

Proverbs 13:6

Righteousness protects the blameless, but wickedness brings down the sinner.

Proverbs 21:12

The righteous God considers the house of the wicked, bringing the wicked to ruin.

Matthew 10:30

Indeed, even the hairs on your head have all been counted!

Luke 21:18

And yet not a hair on your head will be lost.

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