Parallel Verses

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.

Holman Bible

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

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 it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices, and when the wicked perish, there are feasts. 11 By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, But by the mouth of the wicked it is torn down. 12 He that is void of understanding despises his neighbour, but the intelligent man remains silent.



Cross References

Proverbs 29:8

Scornful men bring a city into a snare, but wise men turn away wrath.

Genesis 41:38-42

And Pharaoh said unto his slaves, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?

Genesis 45:8

So now it was not you that sent me here, but God; and he has made me as a father to Pharaoh and lord of all his house and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.

2 Samuel 20:1

And a man of Belial happened to be there, whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a man of Jemini, and he blew the shofar, saying, We have no part in David, neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse. Every man to his tents, O Israel.

2 Chronicles 32:20-22

And for this cause Hezekiah, the king, and the prophet Isaiah, the son of Amoz, prayed and cried to heaven.

Esther 3:8-15

And Haman said unto King Ahasuerus, There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the peoples in all the provinces of thy kingdom, and their laws are different from all other people; neither do they observe the king's laws: therefore, it is not profitable for the king to allow them to remain.

Esther 9:1-16

Now in the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar, on the thirteenth day of the same, when the king's commandment and his law drew near to be put in execution, in the day that the enemies of the Jews hoped to have power over them, it was turned to the contrary; for the Jews took dominion over those that hated them.

Job 22:30

He shall deliver the island of the innocent; and in the pureness of thine hands thou shalt be kept.

Proverbs 14:34

Righteousness exalts a people, but sin is a reproach to the nations.

Ecclesiastes 9:15

now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no one remembered that same poor man.

James 3:6

And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defiles the whole body and sets on fire the course of our nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

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