Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

For a fool living in luxury is not fitting, [any] more [than it is] 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.

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 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.

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 he who breathes lies will perish. 10 For a fool living in luxury is not fitting, [any] more [than it is] for a slave to rule over princes. 11 The understanding of a person makes him slow to his {anger}, and his glory overlooks offense.



Cross References

Proverbs 26:1

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

Proverbs 30:21-22

Under three [things] the earth trembles, and under four, it is not able to bear up:

1 Samuel 25:36

Then Abigail went to Nabal, and look, {he was holding a feast} in his house like the feast of the king. {Nabal was enjoying himself}, and he [was] very drunk, so she did not tell him a thing, {nothing at all}, until the light of morning.

2 Samuel 3:24-25

Then Joab came to the king and said, "What have you done? Abner came here to you? Why have you dismissed him that he {actually went away}?

2 Samuel 3:39

I [am] weak today even though anointed king, and these men, the sons of Zeruiah, [are] crueler than I [am]. May Yahweh pay them back for doing wickedness according to their [own] wickedness."

Esther 3:15

The couriers went out quickly by order of the king, and the law was issued in the citadel of Susa. The king and Haman sat down to drink; and the city of Susa was bewildered.

Proverbs 17:7

{Fine speech} [is] not becoming a fool, {still less} [is] {false speech} for a ruler.

Ecclesiastes 10:5-7

There is an evil I have seen under the sun-- [it is] an error that proceeds from a ruler!

Isaiah 3:5

And the people will be oppressed {by each other} and a man by his neighbor. The boy will act arrogantly toward the elder, and the dishonorable toward the honorable.

Isaiah 5:11-12

Ah! Those who rise early in the morning, they pursue strong drink. Those who linger in the evening, wine inflames them.

Isaiah 22:12-14

And the Lord, Yahweh of hosts, called on that day for weeping and mourning, and for baldness and girding {with} sackcloth.

Hosea 7:3-5

By their wickedness they make [the] king glad, and [the] officials by their treacheries.

Hosea 9:1

Do not rejoice, Israel, do not exult like the nations! For you played the whore, departing from your God; you loved a harlot's wage on all the threshing floors of grain.

Amos 6:3-6

You that put off the day of disaster and bring near a reign of violence!

Luke 16:19

"Now a certain man was rich, and dressed [in] purple cloth and fine linen, feasting sumptuously every day.

Luke 16:23

And in Hades he lifted up his eyes [as he] was in torment [and] saw Abraham from a distance, and Lazarus {at his side}.

James 4:9

Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to gloominess.

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