Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

He puts shame on chiefs, and takes away the power of the strong;

New American Standard Bible

"He pours contempt on nobles And loosens the belt of the strong.

King James Version

He poureth contempt upon princes, and weakeneth the strength of the mighty.

Holman Bible

He pours out contempt on nobles
and disarms the strong.

International Standard Version

He pours contempt on nobles and embarrasses the mighty.

A Conservative Version

He pours contempt upon rulers, and weakens the strength of the strong.

American Standard Version

He poureth contempt upon princes, And looseth the belt of the strong.


He pours contempt on princes and loosens the belt of the strong [disabling them, bringing low the pride of the learned].

Darby Translation

He poureth contempt upon nobles, and slackeneth the girdle of the mighty;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He pours contempt upon princes and weakens the strength of the mighty.

Julia Smith Translation

Proving contempt upon nobles, and he slackened the girdle of the strong.

King James 2000

He pours contempt upon princes, and weakens the strength of the mighty.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He pours contempt on noblemen, and he loosens [the] girdle of [the] mighty.

Modern King James verseion

He pours scorn on princes, and unties the belt of the mighty.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He poureth out confusion upon princes, and comforteth them that have been oppressed.

NET Bible

He pours contempt on noblemen and disarms the powerful.

New Heart English Bible

He pours contempt on princes, and loosens the belt of the strong.

The Emphasized Bible

Pouring contempt upon nobles, and, the girdle of the mighty, hath He loosed:


He poureth contempt upon princes, and weakeneth the strength of the mighty.

World English Bible

He pours contempt on princes, and loosens the belt of the strong.

Youngs Literal Translation

Pouring contempt upon princes, And the girdle of the mighty He made feeble.


Root Form
He poureth
Usage: 115

Usage: 11

Usage: 28

and weakeneth
Usage: 46

the strength
מזח מזיח 
Usage: 3






Context Readings

If You Want To Learn

20 He makes the words of responsible persons without effect, and takes away the good sense of the old; 21 He puts shame on chiefs, and takes away the power of the strong; 22 Uncovering deep things out of the dark, and making the deep shade bright;

Cross References

Psalm 107:40

He puts an end to the pride of kings, and sends them wandering in the waste lands where there is no way.

Exodus 8:2

And if you will not let them go, see, I will send frogs into every part of your land:

Exodus 16:24

And they kept it till the morning as Moses had said: and no smell came from it, and it had no worms.

1 Kings 21:23-24

And of Jezebel the Lord said, Jezebel will become food for dogs in the heritage of Jezreel.

2 Kings 9:26

I saw the blood of Naboth and of his sons yesterday; and I will give you full payment in this field, says the Lord? So now, take him and put him in this field, as the Lord said.

2 Kings 9:34-37

And he came in, and took food and drink; then he said, Now see to this cursed woman, and put her body into the earth, for she is a king's daughter.

Isaiah 5:27

There is no weariness among them, and no man is feeble-footed: they come without resting or sleeping, and the cord of their shoes is not broken.

Isaiah 11:5

And righteousness will be the cord of his robe, and good faith the band round his breast.

Isaiah 22:21

And I will put your robe on him, and put your band about him, and I will give your authority into his hand: and he will be a father to the men of Jerusalem, and to the family of Judah.

Isaiah 23:9

It was the purpose of the Lord of armies to put pride to shame, to make sport of the glory of those who are honoured in the earth.

Isaiah 24:21-22

And in that day the Lord will send punishment on the army of the high ones on high, and on the kings of the earth on the earth.

Isaiah 37:38

And it came about, when he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that his sons Adrammelech and Sharezer put him to death with the sword, and they went in flight into the land of Ararat. And Esar-haddon, his son, became king in his place.

Daniel 2:21-22

By him times and years are changed: by him kings are taken away and kings are lifted up: he gives wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to those whose minds are awake:

Daniel 4:32-33

And they will send you out from among men, to be with the beasts of the field; they will give you grass for your food like the oxen, and seven times will go by you, till you are certain that the Most High is ruler in the kingdom of men, and gives it to any man at his pleasure.

Matthew 2:12-13

And it was made clear to them by God in a dream that they were not to go back to Herod; so they went into their country by another way.

Acts 12:23

And straight away the angel of the Lord sent a disease on him, because he did not give the glory to God: and his flesh was wasted away by worms, and so he came to his end.

Ephesians 6:10

Lastly, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his power.

Ephesians 6:14

Take your place, then, having your body clothed with the true word, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness;

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