Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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.

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

are like the bars
בּריח 
B@riyach 
Usage: 41

References

Morish

Context Readings

How To Avoid Fools And Foolishness

18 The lot causes contentions to cease, and decides between the mighty. 19 A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and contentions are like the bars of a castle. 20 A man's stomach shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.



Cross References

Genesis 4:5-8

But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.

Genesis 27:41-45

And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob.

Genesis 32:6-11

And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to your brother Esau, and also he comes to meet you, and four hundred men with him.

Genesis 37:3-5

Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colors.

Genesis 37:11

And his brothers envied him; but his father observed the saying.

Genesis 37:18-27

And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him.

2 Samuel 13:22

And Absalom spoke unto his brother Amnon neither good nor bad: for Absalom hated Amnon, because he had forced his sister Tamar.

2 Samuel 13:28

Now Absalom had commanded his servants, saying, Mark you now when Amnon's heart is merry with wine, and when I say unto you, Strike Amnon; then kill him, fear not: have not I commanded you? be courageous, and be valiant.

1 Kings 2:23-25

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

1 Kings 12:16

So when all Israel saw that the king hearkened not unto them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David? neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: to your tents, O Israel: now see to your own house, David. So Israel departed unto their tents.

2 Chronicles 13:17

And Abijah and his people slew them with a great slaughter: so there fell down slain of Israel five hundred thousand chosen men.

Proverbs 6:19

A false witness that speaks lies, and he that sows discord among brethren.

Proverbs 16:32

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that rules his spirit than he that takes a city.

Acts 15:39

And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other: and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus;

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