Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

He loosens the bond of kings, and he binds their loins with a belt.

New American Standard Bible

"He loosens the bond of kings And binds their loins with a girdle.

King James Version

He looseth the bond of kings, and girdeth their loins with a girdle.

Holman Bible

He releases the bonds put on by kings
and fastens a belt around their waists.

International Standard Version

He strips away the authority of kings to punish and puts them in prison clothes instead.

American Standard Version

He looseth the bond of kings, And he bindeth their loins with a girdle.

Amplified

He looses the fetters [ordered] by kings and has [the] waistcloth [of a slave] bound about their [own] loins.

Bible in Basic English

He undoes the chains of kings, and puts his band on them;

Darby Translation

He weakeneth the government of kings, and bindeth their loins with a fetter;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He looses the bond of kings and girds their loins with a girdle.

Julia Smith Translation

He loosed the bonds of kings, and he will gird upon their loins a girdle.

King James 2000

He looses the bonds of kings, and girds their loins with a waistband.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He loosens [the] fetters of kings, and he binds a loincloth on their loins.

Modern King James verseion

He cuts away the bonds of kings, and binds their loins with a girdle.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He taketh away the subjection of the people from their kings, and girdeth their loins with a bond.

NET Bible

He loosens the bonds of kings and binds a loincloth around their waist.

New Heart English Bible

He loosens the bond of kings. He binds their waist with a belt.

The Emphasized Bible

The fetters of kings, He looseth, or hath bound a slave's waistcloth about their loins:

Webster

He looseth the bond of kings, and girdeth their loins with a girdle.

World English Bible

He loosens the bond of kings. He binds their waist with a belt.

Youngs Literal Translation

The bands of kings He hath opened, And He bindeth a girdle on their loins.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
He looseth
פּתח 
Pathach 
Usage: 143

of kings
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

and girdeth
אסר 
'acar 
Usage: 70

מתן 
Mothen 
Usage: 47

References

Easton

Hastings

Job

Context Readings

If You Want To Learn

17 He leads counselors away stripped, and he makes judges fools. 18 He loosens the bond of kings, and he binds their loins with a belt. 19 He leads priests away stripped, and overthrows the mighty.



Cross References

Psalm 116:16

O LORD, truly I am thy servant. I am thy servant, the son of thy handmaid. Thou have loosed my bonds.

2 Chronicles 33:11-14

Therefore LORD brought upon them the captains of the army of the king of Assyria, who took Manasseh in chains, and bound him with fetters, and carried him to Babylon.

Jeremiah 52:31-34

And it came to pass in the thirty-seventh year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, in the twenty-fifth day of the month, that Evil-merodach king of Babylon, in the [first] year of his reign, lifted u

Daniel 2:21

And he changes the times and the seasons. He removes kings, and sets up kings. He gives wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to those who have understanding.

Revelation 19:16

And he has on his garment and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

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