Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 nations great, and He destroys them; He enlarges nations [and then straitens and shrinks them again], and leads them [away captive]. 24 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. 25 They grope in the dark without light, and He makes them to stagger and wander like a drunken man.



Cross References

Psalm 107:40

He pours contempt upon princes and causes them to wander in waste places where there is no road.

Job 12:20

He deprives of speech those who are trusted and takes away the discernment and discretion of the aged.

Job 17:4

But their hearts [Lord] You have closed to understanding; therefore You will not let them triumph [by giving them a verdict against me].

Psalm 107:4

Some wandered in the wilderness in a solitary desert track; they found no city for habitation.

Isaiah 6:9-10

And He said, Go and tell this people, Hear and hear continually, but understand not; and see and see continually, but do not apprehend with your mind.

Isaiah 19:1

The mournful, inspired prediction (a burden to be lifted up) concerning Egypt: Behold, the Lord is riding on a swift cloud and comes to Egypt; and the idols of Egypt will tremble at His presence, and the hearts of the Egyptians will melt within them.

Daniel 4:16

Let his nature and understanding be changed from a man's and let a beast's nature and understanding be given him, and let seven times [or years] pass over him.

Daniel 4:33

That very hour the thing was [in process of] being fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar. He was driven from among men and did eat grass like oxen [as Daniel had said he would], and his body was wet with the dew of the heavens until his hair grew like eagles' [feathers] and his nails [were] like birds' [claws].

Hosea 7:11

Ephraim also is like a silly dove without heart or understanding; they call to Egypt; they go to Assyria.

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