Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit. Therefore they have become great, and grown rich.

New American Standard Bible

‘Like a cage full of birds,
So their houses are full of deceit;
Therefore they have become great and rich.

King James Version

As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich.

Holman Bible

Like a cage full of birds,
so their houses are full of deceit.
Therefore they have grown powerful and rich.

International Standard Version

Like a cage full of birds, so their houses are filled with treachery. This is how they have become prominent and rich,

American Standard Version

As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxed rich.

Amplified


‘As a cage is full of birds,
So are their houses full of deceit and treachery;
Therefore they have become influential and rich.

Bible in Basic English

As the fowl-house is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: for this reason they have become great and have got wealth.

Darby Translation

As a cage full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and have enriched themselves.

Julia Smith Translation

As a cane full of birds, so their houses full of deceit: for this they were magnified and they will be rich.

King James 2000

As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they have become great, and grown rich.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Like a cage full of birds, so their houses [are] full of fraud. {Therefore} they have become great, and they have become rich.

Modern King James verseion

Like a cage full of birds, so their houses are full of deceit; therefore they have become great and grown rich.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And like as a net is full of birds, so are their houses full of that which they have gotten with falsity and deceit. Hereof cometh their great substance and riches,

NET Bible

Like a cage filled with the birds that have been caught, their houses are filled with the gains of their fraud and deceit. That is how they have gotten so rich and powerful.

New Heart English Bible

As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit. Therefore they have become great, and grew rich.

The Emphasized Bible

As, a cage, is full of birds, So, are, their houses, full of unrighteous gain, - For this cause, have they become great and waxen rich:

Webster

As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they have become great, and have grown rich.

World English Bible

As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit. Therefore they have become great, and grew rich.

Youngs Literal Translation

As a cage full of fowls, So their houses are full of deceit, Therefore they have been great, and are rich.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
As a cage
כּלוּב 
K@lub 
Usage: 3

is full
מלא 
Male' 
Usage: 63

of birds
עוף 
`owph 
Usage: 71

בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

מלא 
Male' 
Usage: 63

of deceit
מרמה 
Mirmah 
Usage: 39

גּדל 
Gadal 
Usage: 115

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Context Readings

An Invasion From The North

26 For among my people are found wicked men. They watch as fowlers lay in wait. They set a trap; they catch men. 27 As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit. Therefore they have become great, and grown rich. 28 They have grown fat. They shine. Yea, they overflow in deeds of wickedness. They do not plead the cause, the cause of the fatherless, that they may prosper. And they do not judge the right of the needy.



Cross References

Proverbs 1:11-13

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

Jeremiah 9:6

Thy habitation is in the midst of deceit. Through deceit they refuse to know me, says LORD.

Hosea 12:7-8

[He is] a Canaanite. The balances of deceit are in his hand. He loves to oppress.

Amos 8:4-6

Hear this, O ye who would swallow up a needy man, and cause the poor of the land to fail,

Micah 1:12

For the inhabitant of Maroth waits anxiously for good, because evil has come down from LORD to the gate of Jerusalem.

Micah 6:10-11

Are there yet treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and a scant measure that is abominable?

Habakkuk 2:9-11

Woe to him who gets an evil gain for his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the hand of evil!

Revelation 18:2

And he cried out in a mighty voice, saying, Babylon the great has fallen, has fallen, and became a habitation of demons, and a hold of every unclean spirit, and a hold of every unclean and hated bird.

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