Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

“Though his loftiness reaches the heavens,
And his head touches the clouds,

King James Version

Though his excellency mount up to the heavens, and his head reach unto the clouds;

Holman Bible

Though his arrogance reaches heaven,
and his head touches the clouds,

International Standard Version

Though he grow as tall as the sky, or though his head touches the clouds,

A Conservative Version

Though his height mounts up to the heavens, and his head reaches to the clouds,

American Standard Version

Though his height mount up to the heavens, And his head reach unto the clouds;

Amplified


“Though his pride reaches the heavens
And his head touches the clouds,

Bible in Basic English

Though he is lifted up to the heavens, and his head goes up to the clouds;

Darby Translation

Though his height mount up to the heavens, and his head reach unto the clouds,

Julia Smith Translation

If his elevation shall go up to the heavens, and his head shall reach to the cloud;

King James 2000

Though his haughtiness mounts up to the heavens, and his head reaches unto the clouds;

Lexham Expanded Bible

Even though his stature mounts up to the heaven, and his head reaches to the clouds,

Modern King James verseion

Though his honor mounts up to the heavens, and his head reaches to the clouds,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Though he be magnified up to the heaven, so that his head reacheth into the clouds:

NET Bible

Even though his stature reaches to the heavens and his head touches the clouds,

New Heart English Bible

Though his height mount up to the heavens, and his head reach to the clouds,

The Emphasized Bible

Though his elevation mount up to the heavens, and, his head, to the clouds, doth reach,

Webster

Though his excellence shall mount up to the heavens, and his head reach to the clouds;

World English Bible

Though his height mount up to the heavens, and his head reach to the clouds,

Youngs Literal Translation

Though his excellency go up to the heavens, And his head against a cloud he strike --

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׂיא 
Siy' 
Usage: 1

mount up
עלה 
`alah 
Usage: 890

to the heavens
שׁמה שׁמים 
Shamayim 
Usage: 420

and his head
ראשׁ 
Ro'sh 
Usage: 598

נגע 
Naga` 
Usage: 150

References

Hastings

Context Readings

A Wicked Person's Joy Is Short, His Pain Long

5 That the triumphing of the wicked is short,
And the joy of the godless momentary?
6 “Though his loftiness reaches the heavens,
And his head touches the clouds,
7 He perishes forever like his refuse;
Those who have seen him will say, ‘Where is he?’



Cross References

Isaiah 14:13-14

“But you said in your heart,
‘I will ascend to heaven;
I will raise my throne above the stars of God,
And I will sit on the mount of assembly
In the recesses of the north.

Obadiah 1:3-4

“The arrogance of your heart has deceived you,
You who live in the clefts of the rock,
In the loftiness of your dwelling place,
Who say in your heart,
Who will bring me down to earth?’

Genesis 11:4

They said, “Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name, otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.”

Daniel 4:11

‘The tree grew large and became strong
And its height reached to the sky,
And it was visible to the end of the whole earth.

Daniel 4:22

it is you, O king; for you have become great and grown strong, and your majesty has become great and reached to the sky and your dominion to the end of the earth.

Amos 9:2

“Though they dig into Sheol,
From there will My hand take them;
And though they ascend to heaven,
From there will I bring them down.

Matthew 11:23

And you, Capernaum, will not be exalted to heaven, will you? You will descend to Hades; for if the miracles had occurred in Sodom which occurred in you, it would have remained to this day.

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