Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

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

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,

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 but for a moment? 6 Though his height mount up to the heavens, And his head reach unto the clouds; 7 Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung: They that have seen him shall say, Where is he?



Cross References

Isaiah 14:13-14

And thou saidst in thy heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; and I will sit upon the mount of congregation, in the uttermost parts of the north;

Obadiah 1:3-4

The pride of thy heart hath deceived thee, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?

Genesis 11:4

And they said, Come, let us build us a city, and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven, and let us make us a name; lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

Daniel 4:11

The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth.

Daniel 4:22

it is thou, O king, that art grown and become strong; for thy greatness is grown, and reacheth unto heaven, and thy dominion to the end of the earth.

Amos 9:2

Though they dig into Sheol, thence shall my hand take them; and though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down.

Matthew 11:23

And thou, Capernaum, shalt thou be exalted unto heaven? thou shalt go down unto Hades: for if the mighty works had been done in Sodom which were done in thee, it would have remained until this day.

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