Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

The rage of a king growls like a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.

New American Standard Bible

The king’s wrath is like the roaring of a lion,
But his favor is like dew on the grass.

King James Version

The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.

Holman Bible

A king’s rage is like the roaring of a lion,
but his favor is like dew on the grass.

International Standard Version

The king's anger is like the roaring of a lion, but his goodwill is like dew on the grass.

A Conservative Version

The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion, but his favor is as dew upon the grass.

American Standard Version

The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; But his favor is as dew upon the grass.

Amplified


The king’s wrath terrifies like the roaring of a lion,
But his favor is as [refreshing and nourishing as] dew on the grass.

Bible in Basic English

The king's wrath is like the loud cry of a lion, but his approval is like dew on the grass.

Darby Translation

The king's displeasure is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.

Julia Smith Translation

The king's wrath growling as the young lion, and his acceptance as dew upon the grass.

King James 2000

The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favor is as dew upon the grass.

Modern King James verseion

The king's wrath is like the roaring of a lion; but his favor is like dew on the grass.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The king's disfavor is like the roaring of a Lion, but his friendship is like the dew upon the grass.

NET Bible

A king's wrath is like the roar of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.

New Heart English Bible

The king's wrath is like the roaring of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.

The Emphasized Bible

The growl as of a young lion, is the rage of a king, but, like dew upon the grass, is his good pleasure.

Webster

The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favor is as dew upon the grass.

World English Bible

The king's wrath is like the roaring of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.

Youngs Literal Translation

The wrath of a king is a growl as of a young lion, And as dew on the herb his good-will.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

זעף 
Za`aph 
Usage: 6

is as the roaring
נהם 
Naham 
Usage: 2

of a lion
כּפיר 
K@phiyr 
Usage: 32

but his favour
רצן רצון 
Ratsown 
Usage: 56

is as dew
טל 
Tal 
dew
Usage: 31

References

American

Dew

Fausets

Hastings

Watsons

Context Readings

How To Avoid Fools And Foolishness

11 The understanding of a person makes him slow to his {anger}, and his glory overlooks offense. 12 The rage of a king growls like a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass. 13 A foolish child is a ruin to his father, and the quarreling of a woman is a continuous dripping.



Cross References

Proverbs 16:14-15

The wrath of a king [is] a messenger of death, but one who is wise will appease it.

Hosea 14:5

I will be like the dew to Israel; he will blossom like the lily plant, and he will strike his roots like the [trees of] Lebanon.

Psalm 133:3

[It is] like the dew of Hermon that runs down upon the mountains of Zion, because there Yahweh commanded the blessing-- life forever.

Proverbs 20:2

Roaring like the lion [is the] dreaded anger of a king; he who provokes him forfeits his life.

Proverbs 28:15

[Like] a roaring lion and a charging bear [is] a wicked ruler over a poor people.

2 Samuel 23:4

Like the light of [the] morning when the sun rises, shining with no clouds, [bringing] vegetation from the earth apart from rain.'

Esther 7:8

And the king returned from the palace garden to the {banquet hall}, [where] Haman [was] lying prostrate on the couch that Esther [was] on, and the king said, "Will he also molest the queen with me in the house?" As the words went from the king's mouth they covered Haman's face.

Psalm 72:6

May he descend like rain on mown grass, like showers watering [the] earth.

Ecclesiastes 8:4

Since the word of the king [is] supreme, no one can say to him, "What are you doing?"

Daniel 2:12-13

Because of this the king became angry, and he became very much enraged, and he said [that] all the wise men of Babylon [are] to be destroyed.

Daniel 3:19-23

Then Nebuchadnezzar was filled with anger and the image of his face was changed {toward} Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, [so he] {ordered and said} to heat up the one furnace seven times what was usual to heat [it] up.

Daniel 5:19

And because of the greatness that he gave to him, all the peoples, the nations and languages trembled and feared before him; whomever he wanted he killed, and whomever he wanted he let live, and whomever he wanted he honored, and whomever he wanted he humbled.

Daniel 6:24

The king then commanded, and these men were brought {who had accused Daniel}, and they threw them and their children and their wives into {the lion pit}, and they had not reached the floor of the pit {before} the lions had overpowered them and they had crushed all of their bones.

Micah 5:7

And the remnant of Jacob will be in the midst of many nations, like dew from Yahweh, like showers upon the grass which does not wait for a man, nor delays for the children of humankind.

Luke 12:4-5

"And I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after these [things] do not have anything more to do.

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