Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Let my soul not enter into their council; Let not my glory be united with their assembly; Because in their anger they slew men, And in their self-will they lamed oxen.

King James Version

O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they digged down a wall.

Holman Bible

May I never enter their council; may I never join their assembly. For in their anger they kill men, and on a whim they hamstring oxen.

International Standard Version

I'll never join their council; I'll never enter their assembly. In their anger they committed murder and lamed cattle just for fun.

A Conservative Version

O my soul, come not thou into their council, to their assembly, my glory, be not thou united, for in their anger they slew a man, and in their self-will they hocked an ox.

American Standard Version

O my soul, come not thou into their council; Unto their assembly, my glory, be not thou united; For in their anger they slew a man, And in their self-will they hocked an ox.

Amplified

O my soul, come not into their secret council; unto their assembly let not my honor be united [for I knew nothing of their plot], because in their anger they slew men [an honored man, Shechem, and the Shechemites], and in their self-will they disabled oxen.

Bible in Basic English

Take no part in their secrets, O my soul; keep far away, O my heart, from their meetings; for in their wrath they put men to death, and for their pleasure even oxen were wounded.

Darby Translation

My soul, come not into their council; Mine honour, be not united with their assembly; For in their anger they slew men, And in their wantonness houghed oxen.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Let my soul not enter into their secret; nor let my honour join their assembly; for in their anger they slew a man, and in their own will they dug down a wall.

Julia Smith Translation

My soul shall not come into their consultation; in their assembly, my honor shall not be united, for in their anger they killed a man and in their will, houghed a bullock.

King James 2000

O my soul, come not into their secret; unto their assembly, my spirit, be not united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their self-will they dug down a wall.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Let not my person be joined to their company. For in their anger they killed men, and at their pleasure they hamstrung cattle.

Modern King James verseion

Oh my soul, do not come into their secret. Let not my honor be united with their assembly. For in their anger they killed a man, and in their self-will they hamstrung a bull.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Into their secrets come not my soul, and unto their congregation be my honour not coupled: for in their wrath they slew a man, and in their self will they houghed an ox.

NET Bible

O my soul, do not come into their council, do not be united to their assembly, my heart, for in their anger they have killed men, and for pleasure they have hamstrung oxen.

New Heart English Bible

My soul, do not come into their council. My glory, do not be united to their assembly; for in their anger they killed men. In their self-will they hamstrung cattle.

The Emphasized Bible

Into their circle, do not thou enter my soul! In their convocation, do not thou join mine honour! For in their anger, they slew brave men, And in their wantonness, they hamstrung oxen.

Webster

O my soul, come not thou into their secret; to their assembly, my honor, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their self-will they digged down a wall.

World English Bible

My soul, don't come into their council. My glory, don't be united to their assembly; for in their anger they killed men. In their self-will they hamstrung cattle.

Youngs Literal Translation

Into their secret, come not, O my soul! Unto their assembly be not united, O mine honour; For in their anger they slew a man, And in their self-will eradicated a prince.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
O my soul
נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753


come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

not thou into their secret
סוד 
Cowd 
Usage: 21

קהל 
Qahal 
Usage: 123

כּבד כּבוד 
Kabowd 
Usage: 200

be not thou united
יחד 
Yachad 
Usage: 3

הרג 
Harag 
Usage: 166

a man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

and in their selfwill
רצן רצון 
Ratsown 
Usage: 56

עקר 
`aqar 
Usage: 7

Context Readings

Jacob Blesses His Twelve Sons

5 "Simeon and Levi are brothers; Their swords are implements of violence. 6 "Let my soul not enter into their council; Let not my glory be united with their assembly; Because in their anger they slew men, And in their self-will they lamed oxen. 7 "Cursed be their anger, for it is fierce; And their wrath, for it is cruel. I will disperse them in Jacob, And scatter them in Israel.


Cross References

Psalm 26:9

Do not take my soul away along with sinners, Nor my life with men of bloodshed,

Genesis 34:30

Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, "You have brought trouble on me by making me odious among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites; and my men being few in number, they will gather together against me and attack me and I will be destroyed, I and my household."

Psalm 16:9

Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will dwell securely.

Psalm 57:8

Awake, my glory! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn.

Psalm 64:2

Hide me from the secret counsel of evildoers, From the tumult of those who do iniquity,

Genesis 34:25-26

Now it came about on the third day, when they were in pain, that two of Jacob's sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, each took his sword and came upon the city unawares, and killed every male.

Deuteronomy 27:24

'Cursed is he who strikes his neighbor in secret.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'

Judges 5:21

"The torrent of Kishon swept them away, The ancient torrent, the torrent Kishon. O my soul, march on with strength.

Psalm 1:1

How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!

Psalm 5:10

Hold them guilty, O God; By their own devices let them fall! In the multitude of their transgressions thrust them out, For they are rebellious against You.

Psalm 26:4-5

I do not sit with deceitful men, Nor will I go with pretenders.

Psalm 28:3

Do not drag me away with the wicked And with those who work iniquity, Who speak peace with their neighbors, While evil is in their hearts.

Psalm 30:12

That my soul may sing praise to You and not be silent O LORD my God, I will give thanks to You forever.

Psalm 42:5

Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him For the help of His presence.

Psalm 42:11

Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.

Psalm 43:5

Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.

Psalm 94:20-21

Can a throne of destruction be allied with You, One which devises mischief by decree?

Psalm 103:1

Bless the LORD, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name.

Psalm 139:19

O that You would slay the wicked, O God; Depart from me, therefore, men of bloodshed.

Proverbs 1:11

If they say, "Come with us, Let us lie in wait for blood, Let us ambush the innocent without cause;

Proverbs 1:15-16

My son, do not walk in the way with them Keep your feet from their path,

Proverbs 12:5

The thoughts of the righteous are just, But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.

Jeremiah 4:19

My soul, my soul! I am in anguish! Oh, my heart! My heart is pounding in me; I cannot be silent, Because you have heard, O my soul, The sound of the trumpet, The alarm of war.

Jeremiah 15:17

I did not sit in the circle of merrymakers, Nor did I exult Because of Your hand upon me I sat alone, For You filled me with indignation.

Luke 12:19

'And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry."'

2 Corinthians 6:14

Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?

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