Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"He deprives of intelligence the chiefs of the earth's people And makes them wander in a pathless waste.

King James Version

He taketh away the heart of the chief of the people of the earth, and causeth them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way.

Holman Bible

He deprives the world’s leaders of reason,
and makes them wander in a trackless wasteland.

International Standard Version

He withdraws understanding from national leaders of the world, causing them to wander through uncharted wilderness.

A Conservative Version

He takes away understanding from the chiefs of the people of the earth, and causes them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way.

American Standard Version

He taketh away understanding from the chiefs of the people of the earth, And causeth them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way.

Amplified

He takes away understanding from the leaders of the people of the land and of the earth, and causes them to wander in a wilderness where there is no path.

Bible in Basic English

He takes away the wisdom of the rulers of the earth, and sends them wandering in a waste where there is no way.

Darby Translation

He taketh away the understanding of the chiefs of the people of the earth, and causeth them to wander in a pathless waste.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He takes away the heart of the heads of the people of the earth and causes them to become lost, wandering without a way.

Julia Smith Translation

Taking away the heart of the heads of the people of the earth, and he will cause them to wander in a waste, not a way.

King James 2000

He takes away the heart of the chiefs of the people of the earth, and causes them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He strips [away] the insight of the heads of the earth's people, and he makes them wander in {a pathless wasteland}.

Modern King James verseion

He takes away the heart of the chief of the people of the land, and causes them to wander in a wilderness where there is no path.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He changeth the heart of the princes and kings of the earth, and disapointeth them; so that they go wandering out of the way,

NET Bible

He deprives the leaders of the earth of their understanding; he makes them wander in a trackless desert waste.

New Heart English Bible

He takes away understanding from the chiefs of the people of the earth, and causes them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way.

The Emphasized Bible

Who taketh away the sense of the chiefs of the people of the earth, and hath caused them to wander in a pathless waste:

Webster

He taketh away the heart of the chief of the people of the earth, and causeth them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way.

World English Bible

He takes away understanding from the chiefs of the people of the earth, and causes them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way.

Youngs Literal Translation

Turning aside the heart Of the heads of the people of the land, And he causeth them to wander In vacancy -- no way!

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׂוּר סוּר 
Cuwr 
Usage: 301

of the chief
ראשׁ 
Ro'sh 
Usage: 598

of the people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

of the earth
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

תּעה 
Ta`ah 
Usage: 50

in a wilderness
תּהוּ 
Tohuw 
Usage: 20

References

Easton

Hastings

Job

Context Readings

If You Want To Learn

23 "He makes the nations great, then destroys them; He enlarges the nations, then leads them away. 24 "He deprives of intelligence the chiefs of the earth's people And makes them wander in a pathless waste. 25 "They grope in darkness with no light, And He makes them stagger like a drunken man.



Cross References

Psalm 107:40

He pours contempt upon princes And makes them wander in a pathless waste.

Job 12:20

"He deprives the trusted ones of speech And takes away the discernment of the elders.

Job 17:4

"For You have kept their heart from understanding, Therefore You will not exalt them.

Psalm 107:4

They wandered in the wilderness in a desert region; They did not find a way to an inhabited city.

Isaiah 6:9-10

He said, "Go, and tell this people: 'Keep on listening, but do not perceive; Keep on looking, but do not understand.'

Isaiah 19:1

The oracle concerning Egypt Behold, the LORD is riding on a swift cloud and is about to come to Egypt; The idols of Egypt will tremble at His presence, And the heart of the Egyptians will melt within them.

Daniel 4:16

"Let his mind be changed from that of a man And let a beast's mind be given to him, And let seven periods of time pass over him.

Daniel 4:33

"Immediately the word concerning Nebuchadnezzar was fulfilled; and he was driven away from mankind and began eating grass like cattle, and his body was drenched with the dew of heaven until his hair had grown like eagles' feathers and his nails like birds' claws.

Hosea 7:11

So Ephraim has become like a silly dove, without sense; They call to Egypt, they go to Assyria.

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