Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The terror of a king is like the growling of a lion;
He who provokes him to anger forfeits his own life.

King James Version

The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul.

Holman Bible

A king’s terrible wrath is like the roaring of a lion;
anyone who provokes him endangers himself.

International Standard Version

A king's anger is like a lion's roar; anyone who angers him forfeits his life.

A Conservative Version

The terror of a king is as the roaring of a lion. He who provokes him to anger sins [against] his own life.

American Standard Version

The terror of a king is as the roaring of a lion: He that provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own life.

Amplified


The terror of a king is like the roaring of a lion;
Whoever provokes him to anger forfeits his own life.

Bible in Basic English

The wrath of a king is like the loud cry of a lion: he who makes him angry does wrong against himself.

Darby Translation

The terror of a king is as the roaring of a lion: he that provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul.

Julia Smith Translation

The terror of the king growling as the young lion: he overflowing against him sinned against his soul.

King James 2000

The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whosoever provokes him to anger sins against his own life.

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

Modern King James verseion

The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion; whoever stirs him up to anger sins against his own soul.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The king ought to be feared as the roaring of a lion; whoso provoketh him unto anger, offendeth against his own soul.

NET Bible

The king's terrifying anger is like the roar of a lion; whoever provokes him sins against himself.

New Heart English Bible

The terror of a king is like the roaring of a lion. He who provokes him to anger forfeits his own life.

The Emphasized Bible

The growl as of a young lion, is the dread inspired by a king, he that provoketh him, endangereth his own life.

Webster

The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoever provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul.

World English Bible

The terror of a king is like the roaring of a lion. He who provokes him to anger forfeits his own life.

Youngs Literal Translation

The fear of a king is a growl as of a young lion, He who is causing him to be wroth is wronging his soul.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אמה אימה 
'eymah 
Usage: 17

of a king
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

is as the roaring
נהם 
Naham 
Usage: 2

of a lion
כּפיר 
K@phiyr 
Usage: 32

עבר 
`abar 
over, pass, through, pass by, go, away, pass on,
Usage: 557

References

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Hastings

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Context Readings

Foolproof Instructions

1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler,
And whoever is intoxicated by it is not wise.
2 The terror of a king is like the growling of a lion;
He who provokes him to anger forfeits his own life.
3 Keeping away from strife is an honor for a man,
But any fool will quarrel.



Cross References

Proverbs 8:36

“But he who sins against me injures himself;
All those who hate me love death.”

Proverbs 19:12

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

1 Kings 2:23

Then King Solomon swore by the Lord, saying, “May God do so to me and more also, if Adonijah has not spoken this word against his own life.

Numbers 16:38

As for the censers of these men who have sinned at the cost of their lives, let them be made into hammered sheets for a plating of the altar, since they did present them before the Lord and they are holy; and they shall be for a sign to the sons of Israel.”

Proverbs 16:14-15

The fury of a king is like messengers of death,
But a wise man will appease it.

Ecclesiastes 10:4

If the ruler’s temper rises against you, do not abandon your position, because composure allays great offenses.

Hosea 11:10

They will walk after the Lord,
He will roar like a lion;
Indeed He will roar
And His sons will come trembling from the west.

Amos 3:8

A lion has roared! Who will not fear?
The Lord God has spoken! Who can but prophesy?

Habakkuk 2:10

“You have devised a shameful thing for your house
By cutting off many peoples;
So you are sinning against yourself.

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