Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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 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.

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

for a fool
כּסיל 
K@ciyl 
Usage: 70

עבד 
`ebed 
Usage: 800

to have rule
משׁל 
Mashal 
Usage: 81

References

Hastings

Context Readings

How To Avoid Fools And Foolishness

9 A false witness will not go unpunished,
and one who utters lies perishes.
10 Luxury is not appropriate for a fool
how much less for a slave to rule over princes!
11 A person’s insight gives him patience,
and his virtue is to overlook an offense.



Cross References

Proverbs 26:1

Like snow in summer and rain at harvest,
honor is inappropriate for a fool.

Proverbs 30:21-22

The earth trembles under three things;
it cannot bear up under four:

1 Samuel 25:36

Then Abigail went to Nabal, and there he was in his house, holding a feast fit for a king. Nabal was in a good mood and very drunk, so she didn’t say anything to him until morning light.

2 Samuel 3:24-25

Joab went to the king and said, “What have you done? Look here, Abner came to you. Why did you dismiss him? Now he’s getting away.

2 Samuel 3:39

As for me, even though I am the anointed king, I have little power today. These men, the sons of Zeruiah, are too fierce for me. May the Lord repay the evildoer according to his evil!”

Esther 3:15

The couriers left, spurred on by royal command, and the law was issued in the fortress of Susa. The king and Haman sat down to drink, while the city of Susa was in confusion.

Proverbs 17:7

Eloquent words are not appropriate on a fool’s lips;
how much worse are lies for a ruler.

Ecclesiastes 10:5-7

There is an evil I have seen under the sun, an error proceeding from the presence of the ruler:

Isaiah 3:5

The people will oppress one another,
man against man, neighbor against neighbor;
the youth will act arrogantly toward the elder,
and the worthless toward the honorable.

Isaiah 5:11-12

Woe to those who rise early in the morning
in pursuit of beer,
who linger into the evening,
inflamed by wine.

Isaiah 22:12-14

On that day the Lord God of Hosts
called for weeping, for wailing, for shaven heads,
and for the wearing of sackcloth.

Hosea 7:3-5

They please the king with their evil,
the princes with their lies.

Hosea 9:1

Israel, do not rejoice jubilantly as the nations do,
for you have acted promiscuously, leaving your God.
You have loved the wages of a prostitute
on every grain-threshing floor.

Amos 6:3-6

You dismiss any thought of the evil day
and bring in a reign of violence.

Luke 16:19

“There was a rich man who would dress in purple and fine linen, feasting lavishly every day.

Luke 16:23

And being in torment in Hades, he looked up and saw Abraham a long way off, with Lazarus at his side.

James 4:9

Be miserable and mourn and weep. Your laughter must change to mourning and your joy to sorrow.

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