Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city, And contentions are like the bars of a citadel.

King James Version

A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.

Holman Bible

An offended brother is [harder to reach] than a fortified city, and quarrels are like the bars of a fortress.

International Standard Version

An offended brother is more unyielding than a fortified city, and his disputes are like the bars of a fortress.

A Conservative Version

A brother offended [is harder to be won] than a strong city, and [such] contentions are like the bars of a castle.

American Standard Version

A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city; And'such contentions are like the bars of a castle.

Amplified

A brother offended is harder to be won over than a strong city, and [their] contentions separate them like the bars of a castle.

Bible in Basic English

A brother wounded is like a strong town, and violent acts are like a locked tower.

Darby Translation

A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city; and contentions are as the bars of a palace.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city, and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.

Julia Smith Translation

A brother falling away, above a city of strength; and strifes as the bars of a fortress.

King James 2000

A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and contentions are like the bars of a castle.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A brother who is offended [is worse] than a city of strength, and quarrels [are] like the bars of a fortification.

Modern King James verseion

A brother offended is like a strong city; and their disagreements are like the bars of a fortress.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The unity of brethren is stronger than a castle, and they that hold together are like the bar of a palace.

NET Bible

A relative offended is harder to reach than a strong city, and disputes are like the barred gates of a fortified citadel.

New Heart English Bible

A brother offended is more difficult than a fortified city; and disputes are like the bars of a fortress.

The Emphasized Bible

A brother estranged, is worse than a strong city, - and, contentions, are as the bar of a citadel.

Webster

A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.

World English Bible

A brother offended is more difficult than a fortified city; and disputes are like the bars of a castle.

Youngs Literal Translation

A brother transgressed against is as a strong city, And contentions as the bar of a palace.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אח 
'ach 
Usage: 629

is harder to be won than a strong
עוז עז 
`oz 
Usage: 55

קריה 
Qiryah 
Usage: 31

מדין 
Midyan 
Usage: 9

בּריח 
B@riyach 
Usage: 41

References

Morish

Context Readings

How To Avoid Fools And Foolishness

18 The cast lot puts an end to strife And decides between the mighty ones. 19 A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city, And contentions are like the bars of a citadel. 20 With the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach will be satisfied; He will be satisfied with the product of his lips.



Cross References

Genesis 4:5-8

but for Cain and for his offering He had no regard So Cain became very angry and his countenance fell.

Genesis 27:41-45

So Esau bore a grudge against Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him; and Esau said to himself, "The days of mourning for my father are near; then I will kill my brother Jacob."

Genesis 32:6-11

The messengers returned to Jacob, saying, "We came to your brother Esau, and furthermore he is coming to meet you, and four hundred men are with him."

Genesis 37:3-5

Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons, because he was the son of his old age; and he made him a varicolored tunic.

Genesis 37:11

His brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the saying in mind.

Genesis 37:18-27

When they saw him from a distance and before he came close to them, they plotted against him to put him to death.

2 Samuel 13:22

But Absalom did not speak to Amnon either good or bad; for Absalom hated Amnon because he had violated his sister Tamar.

2 Samuel 13:28

Absalom commanded his servants, saying, "See now, when Amnon's heart is merry with wine, and when I say to you, 'Strike Amnon,' then put him to death. Do not fear; have not I myself commanded you? Be courageous and be valiant."

1 Kings 2:23-25

Then King Solomon swore by the LORD, saying, "May God do so to me and more also, if Adonijah has not spoken this word against his own life.

1 Kings 12:16

When all Israel saw that the king did not listen to them, the people answered the king, saying, "What portion do we have in David? We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse; To your tents, O Israel! Now look after your own house, David!" So Israel departed to their tents.

2 Chronicles 13:17

Abijah and his people defeated them with a great slaughter, so that 500,000 chosen men of Israel fell slain.

Proverbs 6:19

A false witness who utters lies, And one who spreads strife among brothers.

Proverbs 16:32

He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city.

Acts 15:39

And there occurred such a sharp disagreement that they separated from one another, and Barnabas took Mark with him and sailed away to Cyprus.



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