Parallel Verses

Modern King James verseion

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

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 win over than a fortified city,
And contentions [separating families] are 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.

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 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 arguments to cease, and divides between the mighty. 19 A brother offended is like a strong city; and their disagreements are like the bars of a fortress. 20 A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; he shall be satisfied with the product of his lips.



Cross References

Genesis 4:5-8

but He did not have respect to Cain and to his offering. And Cain glowed with anger, and his face fell.

Genesis 27:41-45

And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him. And Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand. Then I will kill 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

And Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons, because he was the son of his old age. And he made him a tunic reaching to the soles of his feet.

Genesis 37:11

And his brothers were jealous of him. But his father observed the saying.

Genesis 37:18-27

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

2 Samuel 13:22

And Absalom did not speak to his brother Amnon, neither good nor bad, for Absalom hated Amnon because he had forced his sister Tamar.

2 Samuel 13:28

And Absalom had commanded his servants, saying, And watch when Amnon's heart is merry with wine, and when I say to you, Strike Amnon, you shall kill him. Do not fear. Have I not commanded you? Be courageous, and be brave.

1 Kings 2:23-25

And King Solomon swore by Jehovah, saying, May God do so to me, and more He shall do, if Adonijah has not spoken this word against his life.

1 Kings 12:16

And all Israel saw that the king did not listen to them, and the people answered the king, saying, What part do we have in David? Yea, there is no inheritance in the son of Jesse. To your tents, O Israel! Now see to your house, O David! And Israel went to its tents.

2 Chronicles 13:17

And Abijah and his people killed them with a great slaughter. And there fell down dead five hundred thousand chosen men of Israel.

Proverbs 6:19

a false witness who speaks lies, and he who causes fighting among brothers.

Proverbs 16:32

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

Acts 15:39

Then there was sharp feeling, so as to separate them from each other. And taking Mark, Barnabas sailed to Cyprus.

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