Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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!

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 and when your [incompetent] officials and princes 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

Fausets

Hastings

Smith

Context Readings

The Burden Of Folly

15 The struggles of fools weary them,
for they don’t know how to go to the city.
16 Woe to you, land, when your king is a youth
and your princes feast in the morning.
17 Blessed are you, land, when your king is a son of nobles
and your princes feast at the proper time—
for strength and not for drunkenness.



Cross References

Isaiah 3:12

Youths oppress My people,
and women rule over them.
My people, your leaders mislead you;
they confuse the direction of your paths.

2 Chronicles 13:7

Then worthless and wicked men gathered around him to resist Rehoboam son of Solomon when Rehoboam was young, inexperienced, and unable to assert himself against them.

Isaiah 3:4-5

“I will make youths their leaders,
and the unstable will govern them.”

2 Chronicles 33:1-20

Manasseh was 12 years old when he became king and reigned 55 years in Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 36:2

Jehoahaz was 23 years old when he became king and reigned three months in Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 36:5

Jehoiakim was 25 years old when he became king and reigned 11 years in Jerusalem. He did what was evil in the sight of the Lord his God.

2 Chronicles 36:9

Jehoiachin was 18 years old when he became king and reigned three months and 10 days in Jerusalem. He did what was evil in the Lord’s sight.

2 Chronicles 36:11

Zedekiah was 21 years old when he became king and reigned 11 years in Jerusalem.

Proverbs 20:1-2

Wine is a mocker, beer is a brawler,
and whoever staggers because of them is not wise.

Isaiah 5:11-12

Woe to those who rise early in the morning
in pursuit of beer,
who linger into the evening,
inflamed by wine.

Isaiah 28:7-8

These also stagger because of wine
and stumble under the influence of beer:
priest and prophet stagger because of beer,
they are confused by wine.
They stumble because of beer,
they are muddled in their visions,
they stumble in their judgments.

Jeremiah 21:12

House of David, this is what the Lord says:

Administer justice every morning,
and rescue the victim of robbery
from the hand of his oppressor,
or My anger will flare up like fire
and burn unquenchably
because of their evil deeds.

Hosea 7:5-7

On the day of our king,
the princes are sick with the heat of wine
there is a conspiracy with traitors.

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