Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

A city is built up by the blessing of the upright,
but it is torn down by the mouth of the wicked.

New American Standard Bible

By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, But by the mouth of the wicked it is torn down.

King James Version

By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

International Standard Version

Through the blessing of the righteous a city is built up, but what the wicked say tears it down.

A Conservative Version

By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted, but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

American Standard Version

By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted; But it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

Amplified

By the blessing of the influence of the upright and God's favor [because of them] the city is exalted, but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

Bible in Basic English

By the blessing of the upright man the town is made great, but it is overturned by the mouth of the evil-doer.

Darby Translation

By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted; but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted, but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

Julia Smith Translation

By the blessing of the upright the city shall be exalted: and by the mouth of the unjust it shall be overthrown.

King James 2000

By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

Lexham Expanded Bible

By the blessing of the upright, a city will be exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked, it will be overthrown.

Modern King James verseion

By the blessing of the upright the city is lifted up, but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

When the just are in wealth, the city prospereth; but when the ungodly have the rule, it decayeth.

NET Bible

A city is exalted by the blessing provided from the upright, but it is destroyed by the counsel of the wicked.

New Heart English Bible

By the blessing of the upright, the city is exalted, but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

The Emphasized Bible

When the upright are blessed, exalted is the city, but, by the mouth of the lawless, it is overthrown.

Webster

By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

World English Bible

By the blessing of the upright, the city is exalted, but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

Youngs Literal Translation

By the blessing of the upright is a city exalted, And by the mouth of the wicked thrown down.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
By the blessing
בּרכה 
B@rakah 
Usage: 69

the city
קרת 
Qereth 
Usage: 5

is exalted
רוּם 
Ruwm 
Usage: 189

by the mouth
פּה 
Peh 
Usage: 497

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

10 When the righteous thrive, a city rejoices,
and when the wicked die, there is joyful shouting.
11 A city is built up by the blessing of the upright,
but it is torn down by the mouth of the wicked.
12 Whoever shows contempt for his neighbor lacks sense,
but a man with understanding keeps silent.



Cross References

Proverbs 29:8

Mockers inflame a city,
but the wise turn away anger.

Genesis 41:38-42

Then Pharaoh said to his servants, “Can we find anyone like this, a man who has God’s spirit in him?”

Genesis 45:8

Therefore it was not you who sent me here, but God. He has made me a father to Pharaoh, lord of his entire household, and ruler over all the land of Egypt.

2 Samuel 20:1

Now a wicked man, a Benjaminite named Sheba son of Bichri, happened to be there. He blew the ram’s horn and shouted:We have no portion in David,
no inheritance in Jesse’s son.
Each man to his tent, Israel!

2 Chronicles 32:20-22

King Hezekiah and the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz prayed about this and cried out to heaven,

Esther 3:8-15

Then Haman informed King Ahasuerus, “There is one ethnic group, scattered throughout the peoples in every province of your kingdom, yet living in isolation. Their laws are different from everyone else’s and they do not obey the king’s laws. It is not in the king’s best interest to tolerate them.

Esther 9:1-16

The king’s command and law went into effect on the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, the month Adar. On the day when the Jews’ enemies had hoped to overpower them, just the opposite happened. The Jews overpowered those who hated them.

Job 22:30

He will even rescue the guilty one,
who will be rescued by the purity of your hands.

Proverbs 14:34

Righteousness exalts a nation,
but sin is a disgrace to any people.

Ecclesiastes 9:15

Now a poor wise man was found in the city, and he delivered the city by his wisdom. Yet no one remembered that poor man.

James 3:6

And the tongue is a fire. The tongue, a world of unrighteousness, is placed among the parts of our bodies. It pollutes the whole body, sets the course of life on fire, and is set on fire by hell.

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