Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Zoan's princes are nothing but fools; the wisest advisors of Pharaoh give stupid advice. How can you say to Pharaoh, "I'm a descendant of wise men, a descendant of ancient kings"?

New American Standard Bible

The princes of Zoan are mere fools;
The advice of Pharaoh’s wisest advisers has become stupid.
How can you men say to Pharaoh,
“I am a son of the wise, a son of ancient kings”?

King James Version

Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, the counsel of the wise counsellers of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say ye unto Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?

Holman Bible

The princes of Zoan are complete fools;
Pharaoh’s wisest advisers give stupid advice!
How can you say to Pharaoh,
“I am one of the wise,
a student of eastern kings”?

A Conservative Version

The rulers of Zoan are utterly foolish. The counsel of the wisest counselors of Pharaoh has become brutish. How will ye say to Pharaoh, I am the son of wise men, the son of ancient kings?

American Standard Version

The princes of Zoan are utterly foolish; the counsel of the wisest counsellors of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say ye unto Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?

Amplified


The princes of Zoan are complete fools;
The counsel of the Pharaoh’s wisest advisors has become stupid.
How can you say to Pharaoh,
“I am a son of the wise, a son of ancient kings?”

Bible in Basic English

The chiefs of Zoan are completely foolish; the wisest guides of Pharaoh have become like beasts: how do you say to Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the offspring of early kings?

Darby Translation

They are but fools, the princes of Zoan, the wise counsellors of Pharaoh: their counsel is become senseless. How say ye unto Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?

Julia Smith Translation

Also the chiefs of Zoan are foolish, the wise counseling Pharaoh the counsel became brutish: how shall ye say to Pharaoh, I the son of the wise, the son of kings of old?

King James 2000

Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, the counsel of the wise counselors of Pharaoh give foolish counsel: how do you say unto Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Surely the princes of Zoan [are] foolish; the wise of the counselors of Pharaoh [give] senseless counsel. How can you say to Pharaoh, "I myself [am] a son of sages, a {descendant} of ancient kings"?

Modern King James verseion

Surely the rulers of Zoan are fools, the counsel of the wise counselors of Pharaoh has become brutish. How do you say to Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But ye foolish princes of Zoan, ye wise counselors of Pharaoh, whose wit is turned to foolishness: How say ye unto Pharaoh, "I am come of wise people;

NET Bible

The officials of Zoan are nothing but fools; Pharaoh's wise advisers give stupid advice. How dare you say to Pharaoh, "I am one of the sages, one well-versed in the writings of the ancient kings?"

New Heart English Bible

The princes of Zoan are utterly foolish. The counsel of the wisest counselors of Pharaoh has become stupid. How do you say to Pharaoh, "I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?"

The Emphasized Bible

Surely, foolish, are the princes of Zoan, the wisest counsellors of Pharaoh, in counsel are brutish, - How can ye say unto Pharaoh, Son of the wise, am I Son of the kings of olden time?

Webster

Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, the counsel of the wise counselors of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say ye to Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?

World English Bible

The princes of Zoan are utterly foolish. The counsel of the wisest counselors of Pharaoh has become stupid. How do you say to Pharaoh, "I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?"

Youngs Literal Translation

Only, fools are the princes of Zoan, The counsel of the wise ones of the counsellors of Pharaoh hath become brutish. How say ye unto Pharaoh, 'A son of the wise am I, a son of kings of antiquity?'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׂר 
Sar 
Usage: 421

of Zoan
צען 
Tso`an 
Usage: 7

אויל 
'eviyl 
Usage: 26

of the wise
חכם 
Chakam 
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137
Usage: 137

of Pharaoh
פּרעה 
Par`oh 
Usage: 268

בּער 
Ba`ar 
Usage: 94

פּרעה 
Par`oh 
Usage: 268

I am the son

Usage: 0

of ancient
קדמה קדם 
Qedem 
Usage: 87

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

Oracle Of Judgment On Egypt

10 Egypt's workers in cloth will be crushed, and all who work for wages will be sick at heart." 11 Zoan's princes are nothing but fools; the wisest advisors of Pharaoh give stupid advice. How can you say to Pharaoh, "I'm a descendant of wise men, a descendant of ancient kings"? 12 Where are your wise men now? Let them tell you, let them make known what the LORD has planned against Egypt.


Cross References

Numbers 13:22

They went through the Negev and reached Hebron, where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the descendants of Anak lived. (Hebron had been constructed seven years before Zoan in Egypt had been built).

1 Kings 4:30

Solomon was wiser than any of the eastern leaders and wiser than anyone in Egypt.

Psalm 78:43

when he set his signs in Egypt and his wonders in the plain of Zoan.

Isaiah 30:4

And it will turn out that his officials are at Zoan, and his envoys will reach Hanes.

Acts 7:22

So Moses learned all the wisdom of the Egyptians and became a great man, both in words and in deeds.

Genesis 41:38-39

so Pharaoh asked his servants, "Can we find anyone else like this someone in whom the Spirit of God lives?

Psalm 78:12

He performed marvelous things in the presence of their ancestors in the land of Egypt in the fields of Zoan.

Job 5:12-13

He frustrates the plans of the crafty; so that what they work for never succeeds.

Job 12:17

He leads counselors away naked; he turns judges into fools.

Psalm 33:10

The LORD makes void the counsel of nations; he frustrates the plans of nations.

Psalm 73:22

Then, I was too stupid and didn't realize I was acting like a wild animal with you.

Psalm 92:6

A stupid man doesn't know, and a fool can't comprehend this:

Proverbs 30:2

Surely I am beyond the senselessness of any man; I do not perceive things the way human beings do.

Isaiah 19:3

The spirits of the Egyptians within them will be drained of courage, and I will bring their plans to nothing. They will consult idols and spirits of the dead, and mediums and spiritists.

Isaiah 19:13

The princes of Zoan have become fools, and the princes of Memphis deluded; the leaders of its tribes have led Egypt astray.

Isaiah 29:14

Therefore, watch out! "As for me, I will once again do amazing things with this people, wonder upon wonder. The wisdom of their wise men will perish, and the insights of their discerning men will stay hidden."

Isaiah 44:25

who frustrates the omens of idle talkers, and drives diviners mad, who turns back the wise, and makes their knowledge foolish;

Jeremiah 10:14

Everyone is stupid and without knowledge. Every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols, for his images are false. There is no life in them.

Jeremiah 10:21

Because the shepherds are stupid and don't seek the LORD, therefore, they don't prosper, and their flock is scattered.

Jeremiah 49:7

To Edom: This is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies says: "Is there no longer wisdom in Teman? Has counsel perished among the prudent? Is their wisdom gone?

Ezekiel 7:26

Disaster upon disaster will come, followed by rumor after rumor. They'll seek an oracle from the prophet, but the Law will be gone from the priests, and counsel from the elders.

Ezekiel 30:14

I'm going to turn Pathros into a desolation, set fire to Zoan, and judge Thebes.

1 Corinthians 1:19-20

For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the intelligence of the intelligent I will reject."

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