Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

In a multitude of people is a king's glory, But in the dearth of people is a prince's ruin.

King James Version

In the multitude of people is the king's honour: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.

Holman Bible

A large population is a king's splendor, but a shortage of people is a ruler's devastation.

International Standard Version

A large population is a king's glory, but a shortage of people is a ruler's ruin.

A Conservative Version

In the multitude of people is the king's glory, but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.

American Standard Version

In the multitude of people is the king's glory; But in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.

Amplified

In a multitude of people is the king's glory, but in a lack of people is the prince's ruin.

Bible in Basic English

A king's glory is in the number of his people: and for need of people a ruler may come to destruction.

Darby Translation

In the multitude of people is the king's glory; but in the lack of people is the ruin of a prince.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

In the multitude of the people is the king's glory, but in the failure of the people is the weakness of the prince.

Julia Smith Translation

In a multitude of people the king's decoration: and in the cessation of the people the destruction of the prince.

King James 2000

In the multitude of people is the king's honor: but in the lack of people is the destruction of the prince.

Lexham Expanded Bible

In the multitude of people is the glory of the king, but without a population, a prince [is] ruined.

Modern King James verseion

In the multitude of people is the king's honor, but in the lack of people is the ruin of the prince.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The increase and prosperity of the commons is the king's honour; but the decay of the people is the confusion of the prince.

NET Bible

A king's glory is the abundance of people, but the lack of subjects is the ruin of a ruler.

New Heart English Bible

In the multitude of people is the king's glory, but in the lack of people is the destruction of the prince.

The Emphasized Bible

In the multitude of a people, is the majesty of the king, but, in the ceasing of population, is the ruin of the prince.

Webster

In the multitude of people is the king's honor: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.

World English Bible

In the multitude of people is the king's glory, but in the lack of people is the destruction of the prince.

Youngs Literal Translation

In the multitude of a people is the honour of a king, And in lack of people the ruin of a prince.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
of people
עם 
`am 
לאום לאם 
L@om 
Usage: 1867
Usage: 35

is the king's
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

הדרה 
Hadarah 
Usage: 5

but in the want
אפס 
'ephec 
ends, no, none, not, nothing, without, else, beside, but, cause, howbeit, .
Usage: 43

is the destruction
מחתּה 
M@chittah 
Usage: 11

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, That one may avoid the snares of death. 28 In a multitude of people is a king's glory, But in the dearth of people is a prince's ruin. 29 He who is slow to anger has great understanding, But he who is quick-tempered exalts folly.



Cross References

Exodus 1:12

But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and the more they spread out, so that they were in dread of the sons of Israel.

Exodus 1:22

Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, saying, "Every son who is born you are to cast into the Nile, and every daughter you are to keep alive."

1 Kings 4:20-21

Judah and Israel were as numerous as the sand that is on the seashore in abundance; they were eating and drinking and rejoicing.

1 Kings 20:27

The sons of Israel were mustered and were provisioned and went to meet them; and the sons of Israel camped before them like two little flocks of goats, but the Arameans filled the country.

2 Kings 10:32-33

In those days the LORD began to cut off portions from Israel; and Hazael defeated them throughout the territory of Israel:

2 Kings 13:7

For he left to Jehoahaz of the army not more than fifty horsemen and ten chariots and 10,000 footmen, for the king of Aram had destroyed them and made them like the dust at threshing.

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