Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

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

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].

Bible in Basic English

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

Darby Translation

He poureth contempt upon nobles, and slackeneth the girdle 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.


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 Turning aside the lip of the stedfast, And the reason of the aged He taketh away. 21 Pouring contempt upon princes, And the girdle of the mighty He made feeble. 22 Removing deep things out of darkness, And He bringeth out to light death-shade.

Cross References

Psalm 107:40

He is pouring contempt upon nobles, And causeth them to wander in vacancy -- no way.

Exodus 8:2

and if thou art refusing to send away, lo, I am smiting all thy border with frogs;

Exodus 16:24

And they let it rest until the morning, as Moses hath commanded, and it hath not stank, and a worm hath not been in it.

1 Kings 21:23-24

'And also of Jezebel hath Jehovah spoken, saying, The dogs do eat Jezebel in the bulwark of Jezreel;

2 Kings 9:26

Have I not the blood of Naboth and the blood of his sons seen yesternight -- the affirmation of Jehovah -- yea, I have recompensed to thee in this portion -- the affirmation of Jehovah; -- and now, lift up, cast him into the portion, according to the word of Jehovah.'

2 Kings 9:34-37

And he cometh in, and eateth, and drinketh, and saith, 'Look after, I pray you, this cursed one, and bury her, for she is a king's daughter.'

Isaiah 5:27

There is none weary, nor stumbling in it, It doth not slumber, nor sleep, Nor opened hath been the girdle of its loins, Nor drawn away the latchet of its sandals.

Isaiah 11:5

And righteousness hath been the girdle of his loins, And faithfulness -- the girdle of his reins.

Isaiah 22:21

And I have clothed him with thy coat, And with thy girdle I strengthen him, And thy garment I give into his hand, And he hath been for a father to the inhabitant of Jerusalem, And to the house of Judah.

Isaiah 23:9

Jehovah of Hosts hath counselled it, To pollute the excellency of all beauty, To make light all the honoured of earth.

Isaiah 24:21-22

And it hath come to pass, in that day, Jehovah layeth a charge on the host of the high place in the high place, And on the kings of the land on the land.

Isaiah 37:38

And it cometh to pass, he is bowing himself in the house of Nisroch his god, and Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons have smitten him with the sword, and they have escaped to the land of Ararat, and Esar-Haddon his son reigneth in his stead.

Daniel 2:21-22

And He is changing times and seasons, He is causing kings to pass away, and He is raising up kings; He is giving wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to those possessing understanding.

Daniel 4:32-33

and from men they are driving thee away, and with the beast of the field is thy dwelling, the herb as oxen they do cause thee to eat, and seven times do pass over thee, till that thou knowest that the Most High is ruler in the kingdom of men, and to whom He willeth He giveth it.

Matthew 2:12-13

and having been divinely warned in a dream not to turn back unto Herod, through another way they withdrew to their own region.

Acts 12:23

and presently there smote him a messenger of the Lord, because he did not give the glory to God, and having been eaten of worms, he expired.

Ephesians 6:10

As to the rest, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might;

Ephesians 6:14

Stand, therefore, having your loins girt about in truth, and having put on the breastplate of the righteousness,

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