Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Luxury is not fitting for a fool; Much less for a slave to rule over princes.

King James Version

Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.

Holman Bible

Luxury is not appropriate for a fool- how much less for a slave to rule over princes!

International Standard Version

It's not fitting for a fool to live in luxury; neither is it for a servant to rule over princes.

A Conservative Version

Luxurious living is not fitting for a fool, much less for a servant to have rule over rulers.

American Standard Version

Delicate living is not seemly for a fool; Much less for a servant to have rule over princes.

Amplified

Luxury is not fitting for a [self-confident] fool -- "much less for a slave to rule over princes.

Bible in Basic English

Material comfort is not good for the foolish; much less for a servant to be put over rulers.

Darby Translation

Good living beseemeth not a fool; how much less for a servant to have rule over princes.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Delight is not suitable for a fool; much less for a slave to have rule over princes.

Julia Smith Translation

Delight is not becoming to the foolish one; much less for a servant to rule over chiefs.

King James 2000

Luxury is not fitting for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For a fool living in luxury is not fitting, [any] more [than it is] for a slave to rule over princes.

Modern King James verseion

Luxury is not becoming for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Delicate ease becometh not a fool; much more unseemly is it, a bond man to have the rule of princes.

NET Bible

Luxury is not appropriate for a fool; how much less for a servant to rule over princes!

New Heart English Bible

Delicate living is not appropriate for a fool, much less for a servant to have rule over princes.

The Emphasized Bible

Unseemly for dullard, is delicate living, how much more for, a servant, to bear rule over princes.

Webster

Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.

World English Bible

Delicate living is not appropriate for a fool, much less for a servant to have rule over princes.

Youngs Literal Translation

Luxury is not comely for a fool, Much less for a servant to rule among princes.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
תּענגה תּענג תּענוּג 
Ta`anuwg 
Usage: 5

is not seemly
נאוה 
Na'veh 
Usage: 10

כּסיל 
K@ciyl 
Usage: 70

עבד 
`ebed 
Usage: 800

משׁל 
Mashal 
Usage: 81

References

Context Readings

How To Avoid Fools And Foolishness

9 A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who tells lies will perish. 10 Luxury is not fitting for a fool; Much less for a slave to rule over princes. 11 A man's discretion makes him slow to anger, And it is his glory to overlook a transgression.



Cross References

Proverbs 26:1

Like snow in summer and like rain in harvest, So honor is not fitting for a fool.

Proverbs 30:21-22

Under three things the earth quakes, And under four, it cannot bear up:

1 Samuel 25:36

Then Abigail came to Nabal, and behold, he was holding a feast in his house, like the feast of a king And Nabal's heart was merry within him, for he was very drunk; so she did not tell him anything at all until the morning light.

2 Samuel 3:24-25

Then Joab came to the king and said, "What have you done? Behold, Abner came to you; why then have you sent him away and he is already gone?

2 Samuel 3:39

"I am weak today, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah are too difficult for me May the LORD repay the evildoer according to his evil."

Esther 3:15

The couriers went out impelled by the king's command while the decree was issued at the citadel in Susa; and while the king and Haman sat down to drink, the city of Susa was in confusion.

Proverbs 17:7

Excellent speech is not fitting for a fool, Much less are lying lips to a prince.

Ecclesiastes 10:5-7

There is an evil I have seen under the sun, like an error which goes forth from the ruler--

Isaiah 3:5

And the people will be oppressed, Each one by another, and each one by his neighbor; The youth will storm against the elder And the inferior against the honorable.

Isaiah 5:11-12

Woe to those who rise early in the morning that they may pursue strong drink, Who stay up late in the evening that wine may inflame them!

Isaiah 22:12-14

Therefore in that day the Lord GOD of hosts called you to weeping, to wailing, To shaving the head and to wearing sackcloth.

Hosea 7:3-5

With their wickedness they make the king glad, And the princes with their lies.

Hosea 9:1

Do not rejoice, O Israel, with exultation like the nations! For you have played the harlot, forsaking your God. You have loved harlots' earnings on every threshing floor.

Amos 6:3-6

Do you put off the day of calamity, And would you bring near the seat of violence?

Luke 16:19

"Now there was a rich man, and he habitually dressed in purple and fine linen, joyously living in splendor every day.

Luke 16:23

"In Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and saw Abraham far away and Lazarus in his bosom.

James 4:9

Be miserable and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy to gloom.



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