Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

For to him that is joined with all the living there is hope; for a living dog is better than a dead lion.

New American Standard Bible

For whoever is joined with all the living, there is hope; surely a live dog is better than a dead lion.

King James Version

For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion.

Holman Bible

But there is hope for whoever is joined with all the living, since a live dog is better than a dead lion.

International Standard Version

"While someone is among the living, hope remains," because "it is better to be a living dog than to be a dead lion."

A Conservative Version

Because to him who is joined with all the living there is hope, for a living dog is better than a dead lion.

Amplified

[There is no exemption,] but whoever is joined with all the living, has hope; surely a live dog is better than a dead lion.

Bible in Basic English

For him who is joined to all the living there is hope; a living dog is better than a dead lion.

Darby Translation

For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope; for a living dog is better than a dead lion.

Julia Smith Translation

For whoever shall choose to all the living there is hope: for to a living dog it is good above a dead lion.

King James 2000

For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Whoever is joined to all the living has hope. After all, even a live dog is better than a dead lion!

Modern King James verseion

For whoever is chosen, to all those living, there is hope; for a living dog is better than a dead lion.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And why? As long as a man liveth, he is careless: for a quick dog, say they, is better than a dead lion.

NET Bible

But whoever is among the living has hope; a live dog is better than a dead lion.

New Heart English Bible

For to him who is joined with all the living there is hope; for a living dog is better than a dead lion.

The Emphasized Bible

For, whosoever was united to all the living, for him, there was hope, - -inasmuch as, a living dog, fared better than a dead lion.

Webster

For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion.

World English Bible

For to him who is joined with all the living there is hope; for a living dog is better than a dead lion.

Youngs Literal Translation

But to him who is joined unto all the living there is confidence, for to a living dog it is better than to the dead lion.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
מי 
Miy 
who, any, whose, what, if any, whom
Usage: 418

to him that is
ישׁ 
Yesh 
is, be, have, there,
Usage: 135

to all the living
חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502

there is hope
בּטּחון 
Bittachown 
Usage: 3

חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502

dog
כּלב 
Keleb 
dog
Usage: 32

מוּת 
Muwth 
Usage: 839

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Death Deprives Humans Of Everything In Life

3 This is an evil in all that is done under the sun, that there is one event unto all: yea also, the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead. 4 For to him that is joined with all the living there is hope; for a living dog is better than a dead lion. 5 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not anything, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.



Cross References

Job 14:7-12

For there is hope of a tree, If it be cut down, that it will sprout again, And that the tender branch thereof will not cease.

Job 27:8

For what is the hope of the godless, though he get him gain, When God taketh away his soul?

Isaiah 38:18

For Sheol cannot praise thee, death cannot celebrate thee: They that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.

Lamentations 3:21-22

This I recall to my mind; therefore have I hope.

Luke 16:26-29

And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, that they that would pass from hence to you may not be able, and that none may cross over from thence to us.

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