Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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, do not come into their secret council;
Let not my glory (honor) be united with their assembly [for I knew nothing of their plot];
Because in their anger they killed men [an honored man, Shechem, and the Shechemites],
And in their self-will they lamed 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.

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, weapons of violence are their swords. 6 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. 7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce, and their wrath, for it was cruel. I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.


Cross References

Psalm 26:9

Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with men of blood,

Genesis 34:30

And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me, to make me odious to the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites. And, I being few in number, they will gather themselves together against me and smit

Psalm 16:9

Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices. My flesh also shall dwell in {hope (LXX/NT)}.

Psalm 57:8

Awake up, my glory. Awake, psaltery and harp. I myself will awake right early.

Psalm 64:2

Hide me from the secret counsel of evil-doers, from the tumult of the workers of iniquity,

Genesis 34:25-26

And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, took each man his sword, and came upon the city unawares, and killed all the males.

Deuteronomy 27:24

Cursed be he who smites his neighbor in secret. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Judges 5:21

The river Kishon swept them away, that ancient river, the river Kishon. O my soul, march on with strength.

Psalm 1:1

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers,

Psalm 5:10

Hold them guilty, O God. Let them fall by their own counsels. Thrust them out in the multitude of their transgressions. For they have rebelled against thee.

Psalm 26:4-5

I have not sat with men of falsehood, nor will I go in with dissemblers.

Psalm 28:3

Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, who speak peace with their neighbors, but mischief is in their hearts.

Psalm 30:12

to the end that [my] glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to thee forever.

Psalm 42:5

Why are thou cast down, O my soul? And [why] are thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God, for I shall yet praise him [for] the help of his countenance.

Psalm 42:11

Why are thou cast down, O my soul? And why are thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God, for I shall yet praise him, the help of my countenance, and my God.

Psalm 43:5

Why are thou cast down, O my soul? And why are thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God, for I shall yet praise him, the help of my countenance, and my God.

Psalm 94:20-21

Shall the throne of wickedness have fellowship with thee, which frames mischief by statute?

Psalm 103:1

Bless LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, [bless] his holy name.

Psalm 139:19

Surely thou will kill the wicked, O God. Depart from me therefore, ye bloodthirsty men.

Proverbs 1:11

If they say, Come with us. Let us lay wait for blood. Let us lurk secretly for the innocent without cause.

Proverbs 1:15-16

My son, walk not thou in the way with them. Restrain thy foot from their path.

Proverbs 12:5

The thoughts of the righteous are just. The counsels of the wicked are deceit.

Proverbs 12:5

The thoughts of the righteous are just. The counsels of the wicked are deceit.

Jeremiah 15:17

I did not sit in the assembly of those who make merry, nor did I rejoice. I sat alone because of thy hand, for thou have filled me with indignation.

Luke 12:19

And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou have many goods laid up for many years. Take thine ease, eat, drink, be merry.

2 Corinthians 6:14

Do not become unequally yoked with unbelievers, for what partnership has righteousness and lawlessness? And what fellowship has light with darkness?

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