Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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

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Context Readings

Foolproof Instructions

1 Wine is a voluptuous thing, and drunkenness causes sedition; whoso delighteth therein, shall never be wise. 2 The king ought to be feared as the roaring of a lion; whoso provoketh him unto anger, offendeth against his own soul. 3 It is a man's honour to keep himself from strife; but they that have pleasure in brawling, are fools every one.



Cross References

Proverbs 8:36

But whoso offendeth against me, hurteth his own soul. All they that hate me, are the lovers of death."

Proverbs 19:12

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

1 Kings 2:23

Then king Solomon sware by the LORD, saying, "God do so to me and so thereto if Adonijah have not spoken this word against himself.

Numbers 16:38

for the censers of these sinners are hallowed in their deaths: and let them be beaten into thin plates and fastened upon the altar. For they offered them before the LORD, and therefore they are holy and they shall be a sign unto the children of Israel."

Proverbs 16:14-15

The king's displeasure is a messenger of death; but a wise man will pacify him.

Ecclesiastes 10:4

If a principal spirit be given thee to bear rule, be not negligent then in thine office: for so shall great wickedness be put down, as it were with a medicine.

Hosea 11:10

The LORD roareth like a lion, that they may follow him. Yea, as a lion roareth he, that they may be afraid like the children of the sea:

Amos 3:8

When a lion roareth, who will not be afraid? Seeing then that the LORDE God himself speaketh, who will not prophesy?

Habakkuk 2:10

Thou hast devised the shame of thine own house, for thou hast slain too much people, and hast willfully offended:

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