Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Woe to you, O land, whose king is a lad and whose princes feast in the morning.

King James Version

Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and thy princes eat in the morning!

Holman Bible

Woe to you, land, when your king is a youth
and your princes feast in the morning.

International Standard Version

Woe to the land whose king is a youth and whose princes feast in the morning.

A Conservative Version

Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and thy rulers feast in the morning!

American Standard Version

Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and thy princes eat in the morning!

Amplified

Woe to you, O land, when your king is a child or a servant and when your officials feast in the morning!

Bible in Basic English

Unhappy is the land whose king is a boy, and whose rulers are feasting in the morning.

Darby Translation

Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and thy princes eat in the morning!

Julia Smith Translation

Wo! to thee, O land: thy king a youth, and thy chiefs will eat in the morning.

King James 2000

Woe to you, O land, when your king is a child, and your princes feast in the morning!

Lexham Expanded Bible

Woe to you, O land, when your king is a youth and your princes feast in the morning.

Modern King James verseion

Woe to you, O land, when your king is a child and your leaders eat in the morning.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Woe be unto thee, O thou realm and land, whose king is but a child, and whose princes are early at their banquets.

NET Bible

Woe to you, O land, when your king is childish, and your princes feast in the morning!

New Heart English Bible

Woe to you, land, when your king is a child, and your princes eat in the morning.

The Emphasized Bible

Alas! for thee, O land, when thy king is a boy, - and, thy rulers, in the morning, do eat:

Webster

Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and thy princes eat in the morning!

World English Bible

Woe to you, land, when your king is a child, and your princes eat in the morning!

Youngs Literal Translation

Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a youth, And thy princes do eat in the morning.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Woe
אי 
'iy 
woe
Usage: 2

to thee, O land
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

is a child
נער 
Na`ar 
Usage: 239

and thy princes
שׂר 
Sar 
Usage: 421

eat
אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

References

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Hastings

Smith

Context Readings

The Burden Of Folly

15 The toil of a fool so wearies him that he does not even know how to go to a city. 16 Woe to you, O land, whose king is a lad and whose princes feast in the morning. 17 Blessed are you, O land, whose king is of nobility and whose princes eat at the appropriate time—for strength and not for drunkenness.



Cross References

Isaiah 3:12

O My people! Their oppressors are children,
And women rule over them.
O My people! Those who guide you lead you astray
And confuse the direction of your paths.

2 Chronicles 13:7

and worthless men gathered about him, scoundrels, who proved too strong for Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, when he was young and timid and could not hold his own against them.

Isaiah 3:4-5

And I will make mere lads their princes,
And capricious children will rule over them,

2 Chronicles 33:1-20

Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned fifty-five years in Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 36:2

Joahaz was twenty-three years old when he became king, and he reigned three months in Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 36:5

Jehoiakim was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem; and he did evil in the sight of the Lord his God.

2 Chronicles 36:9

Jehoiachin was eight years old when he became king, and he reigned three months and ten days in Jerusalem, and he did evil in the sight of the Lord.

2 Chronicles 36:11

Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem.

Proverbs 20:1-2

Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler,
And whoever is intoxicated by it is not wise.

Isaiah 5:11-12

Woe to those who rise early in the morning that they may pursue strong drink,
Who stay up late in the evening that wine may inflame them!

Isaiah 28:7-8

And these also reel with wine and stagger from strong drink:
The priest and the prophet reel with strong drink,
They are confused by wine, they stagger from strong drink;
They reel while having visions,
They totter when rendering judgment.

Jeremiah 21:12

O house of David, thus says the Lord:
Administer justice every morning;
And deliver the person who has been robbed from the power of his oppressor,
That My wrath may not go forth like fire
And burn with none to extinguish it,
Because of the evil of their deeds.

Hosea 7:5-7

On the day of our king, the princes became sick with the heat of wine;
He stretched out his hand with scoffers,

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