Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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.

New American Standard Bible

Blessed are you, O land, whose king is of nobility and whose princes eat at the appropriate time—for strength and not for drunkenness.

King James Version

Blessed art thou, O land, when thy king is the son of nobles, and thy princes eat in due season, for strength, and not for drunkenness!

International Standard Version

That land is blessed whose king is of noble birth, whose princes feast at the right time, for strength, and not to become drunk.

A Conservative Version

Happy are thou, O land, when thy king is the son of nobles, and thy rulers feast in due season, for strength, and not for drunkenness!

American Standard Version

Happy art thou, O land, when thy king is the son of nobles, and thy princes eat in due season, for strength, and not for drunkenness!

Amplified

Blessed [prosperous and admired] are you, O land, when your king is a man of noble birth, and your princes and officials feast at the proper time—for strength and not for drunkenness.

Bible in Basic English

Happy is the land whose ruler is of noble birth, and whose chiefs take food at the right time, for strength and not for feasting.

Darby Translation

Happy art thou, O land, when thy king is a son of nobles, and thy princes eat in due season, for strength, and not for drunkenness!

Julia Smith Translation

Happy thou, O land: thy king the son of nobles, and thy chiefs shall eat in time, in strength and not in drinking.

King James 2000

Blessed are you, O land, when your king is the son of nobles, and your princes feast at the proper time, for strength, and not for drunkenness!

Lexham Expanded Bible

Blessed are you, O land, when your king is a son of nobility and your princes feast at the proper time-- to gain strength and not to get drunk.

Modern King James verseion

Blessed are you, O land, when your king is the son of nobles, and your leaders eat in due time, for strength, and not for drunkenness!

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But well is thee, O thou realm and land, whose king is come of nobles, and whose princes eat in due season, for strength and not for lust.

NET Bible

Blessed are you, O land, when your king is the son of nobility, and your princes feast at the proper time -- with self-control and not in drunkenness.

New Heart English Bible

Blessed are you, land, when your king is the son of nobles, and your princes eat in due season, for strength, and not for drunkenness.

The Emphasized Bible

How happy art thou, O land, when thy king is a son of nobles, - and, thy rulers, in season, do eat, for strength, and not for debauchery.

Webster

Blessed art thou, O land, when thy king is the son of nobles, and thy princes eat in due season, for strength, and not for drunkenness!

World English Bible

Happy are you, land, when your king is the son of nobles, and your princes eat in due season, for strength, and not for drunkenness!

Youngs Literal Translation

Happy art thou, O land, When thy king is a son of freemen, And thy princes do eat in due season, For might, and not for drunkenness.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אשׁר 
'esher 
Usage: 45

art thou, O land
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

is the son

Usage: 0

of nobles
חור חר 
Chor 
Usage: 13

and thy princes
שׂר 
Sar 
Usage: 421

eat
אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

in due season
עת 
`eth 
Usage: 296

גּבוּרה 
G@buwrah 
Usage: 61

Verse Info

Context Readings

The Burden Of Folly

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.
18 Because of laziness the roof caves in,
and because of negligent hands the house leaks.



Cross References

Deuteronomy 14:26

You may spend the money on anything you want: cattle, sheep, wine, beer, or anything you desire. You are to feast there in the presence of the Lord your God and rejoice with your family.

Proverbs 28:2-3

When a land is in rebellion, it has many rulers,
but with a discerning and knowledgeable person, it endures.

Proverbs 31:4-5

It is not for kings, Lemuel,
it is not for kings to drink wine
or for rulers to desire beer.

Ecclesiastes 10:6-7

The fool is appointed to great heights,
but the rich remain in lowly positions.

Isaiah 5:11

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

Jeremiah 30:21

Jacob’s leader will be one of them;
his ruler will issue from him.
I will invite him to Me, and he will approach Me,
for who would otherwise risk his life to approach Me?
This is the Lord’s declaration.

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