Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

But there is hope for whoever is joined with all the living, since a live 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.

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.

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.

Amplified

[There is no exemption] but he who is joined to all the living has hope -- "for a living 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For to him that is still among 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: there is one fate for everyone. In addition, the hearts of people are full of evil, and madness is in their hearts while they live—after that they go to the dead. 4 But there is hope for whoever is joined with all the living, since a live dog is better than a dead lion. 5 For the living know that they will die, but the dead don’t know anything. There is no longer a reward for them because the memory of them is forgotten.



Cross References

Job 14:7-12

There is hope for a tree:
If it is cut down, it will sprout again,
and its shoots will not die.

Job 27:8

For what hope does the godless man have when he is cut off,
when God takes away his life?

Isaiah 38:18

For Sheol cannot thank You;
Death cannot praise You.
Those who go down to the Pit
cannot hope for Your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:21-22

Yet I call this to mind,
and therefore I have hope:

Luke 16:26-29

Besides all this, a great chasm has been fixed between us and you, so that those who want to pass over from here to you cannot; neither can those from there cross over to us.’

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