Parallel Verses

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 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, 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.

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 knives! 6 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. 7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce, and their fury, for it was cruel. I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel!


Cross References

Psalm 26:9

Do not sweep me away with sinners, or execute me along with violent people,

Genesis 34:30

Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, "You have brought ruin on me by making me a foul odor among the inhabitants of the land -- among the Canaanites and the Perizzites. I am few in number; they will join forces against me and attack me, and both I and my family will be destroyed!"

Psalm 16:9

So my heart rejoices and I am happy; My life is safe.

Psalm 57:8

Awake, my soul! Awake, O stringed instrument and harp! I will wake up at dawn!

Psalm 64:2

Hide me from the plots of evil men, from the crowd of evildoers.

Genesis 34:25-26

In three days, when they were still in pain, two of Jacob's sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, each took his sword and went to the unsuspecting city and slaughtered every male.

Deuteronomy 27:24

Cursed is the one who kills his neighbor in private.' Then all the people will say, 'Amen!'

Judges 5:21

The Kishon River carried them off; the river confronted them -- the Kishon River. Step on the necks of the strong!

Psalm 1:1

How blessed is the one who does not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand in the pathway with sinners, or sit in the assembly of scoffers!

Psalm 5:10

Condemn them, O God! May their own schemes be their downfall! Drive them away because of their many acts of insurrection, for they have rebelled against you.

Psalm 26:4-5

I do not associate with deceitful men, or consort with those who are dishonest.

Psalm 28:3

Do not drag me away with evil men, with those who behave wickedly, who talk so friendly to their neighbors, while they plan to harm them!

Psalm 30:12

So now my heart will sing to you and not be silent; O Lord my God, I will always give thanks to you.

Psalm 42:5

Why are you depressed, O my soul? Why are you upset? Wait for God! For I will again give thanks to my God for his saving intervention.

Psalm 42:11

Why are you depressed, O my soul? Why are you upset? Wait for God! For I will again give thanks to my God for his saving intervention.

Psalm 43:5

Why are you depressed, O my soul? Why are you upset? Wait for God! For I will again give thanks to my God for his saving intervention.

Psalm 94:20-21

Cruel rulers are not your allies, those who make oppressive laws.

Psalm 103:1

By David. Praise the Lord, O my soul! With all that is within me, praise his holy name!

Psalm 139:19

If only you would kill the wicked, O God! Get away from me, you violent men!

Proverbs 1:11

If they say, "Come with us! We will lie in wait to shed blood; we will ambush an innocent person capriciously.

Proverbs 1:15-16

My child, do not go down their way, withhold yourself from their path;

Proverbs 12:5

The plans of the righteous are just; the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.

Jeremiah 4:19

I said, "Oh, the feeling in the pit of my stomach! I writhe in anguish. Oh, the pain in my heart! My heart pounds within me. I cannot keep silent. For I hear the sound of the trumpet; the sound of the battle cry pierces my soul!

Jeremiah 15:17

I did not spend my time in the company of other people, laughing and having a good time. I stayed to myself because I felt obligated to you and because I was filled with anger at what they had done.

Luke 12:19

And I will say to myself, "You have plenty of goods stored up for many years; relax, eat, drink, celebrate!"'

2 Corinthians 6:14

Do not become partners with those who do not believe, for what partnership is there between righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship does light have with darkness?

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