Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

“I will make youths their leaders,
and the unstable will govern them.”

New American Standard Bible

And I will make mere lads their princes,
And capricious children will rule over them,

King James Version

And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.

International Standard Version

"I will make youths their princes, and infants will rule over them.

A Conservative Version

And I will give sons to be their rulers, and babes shall rule over them.

American Standard Version

And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.

Amplified


And I will make mere boys their princes,
And capricious (impulsive, unpredictable) children will rule over them.

Bible in Basic English

And I will make children their chiefs, and foolish ones will have rule over them.

Darby Translation

And I will appoint youths as their princes, and children shall rule over them.

Julia Smith Translation

And I gave boys their chiefs, and the petulant shall rule over them.

King James 2000

And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And I will make boys their princes, and children shall rule over them.

Modern King James verseion

And I will give young boys to be their rulers, and caprices shall rule over them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And I shall give you children to be your princes, sayeth the LORD, and babes shall have the rule of you.

NET Bible

The Lord says, "I will make youths their officials; malicious young men will rule over them.

New Heart English Bible

And I will make youths to be their leaders, and capricious children shall rule over them.

The Emphasized Bible

And I will appoint boys to be their princes, - And, petulant children, shall rule over them,

Webster

And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.

World English Bible

I will give boys to be their princes, and children shall rule over them.

Youngs Literal Translation

And I have made youths their heads, And sucklings rule over them.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And I will give
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

נער 
Na`ar 
Usage: 239

to be their princes
שׂר 
Sar 
Usage: 421

and babes
תּעלוּל 
Ta`aluwl 
Usage: 2

משׁל 
Mashal 
Usage: 81

References

Easton

Context Readings

Leaders Of Judah And Jerusalem

3 the commander of 50 and the dignitary,
the counselor, cunning magician, and necromancer.
4 “I will make youths their leaders,
and the unstable will govern them.”
5 The people will oppress one another,
man against man, neighbor against neighbor;
the youth will act arrogantly toward the elder,
and the worthless toward the honorable.


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 10:16

Woe to you, land, when your king is a youth
and your princes feast in the morning.

1 Kings 3:7-9

Lord my God, You have now made Your servant king in my father David’s place. Yet I am just a youth with no experience in leadership.

2 Chronicles 33:1

Manasseh was 12 years old when he became king and reigned 55 years in Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 34:1

Josiah was eight years old when he became king and reigned 31 years in Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 36:2

Jehoahaz was 23 years old when he became king and reigned three months in Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 36:5

Jehoiakim was 25 years old when he became king and reigned 11 years in Jerusalem. He did what was evil in the sight of the Lord his God.

2 Chronicles 36:9

Jehoiachin was 18 years old when he became king and reigned three months and 10 days in Jerusalem. He did what was evil in the Lord’s sight.

2 Chronicles 36:11

Zedekiah was 21 years old when he became king and reigned 11 years in Jerusalem.

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