Parallel Verses

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.

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 as the roaring of a lion; whoever provokes him to anger or angers himself against him sins against 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.

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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Context Readings

Foolproof Instructions

1 Wine is a scorner -- strong drink is noisy, And any going astray in it is not wise. 2 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. 3 An honour to a man is cessation from strife, And every fool intermeddleth.



Cross References

Proverbs 8:36

And whoso is missing me, is wronging his soul, All hating me have loved death!

Proverbs 19:12

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

1 Kings 2:23

And king Solomon sweareth by Jehovah, saying, 'Thus doth God to me, and thus He doth add -- surely against his soul hath Adonijah spoken this word;

Numbers 16:38

even the censers of these sinners against their own souls; and they have made them spread-out plates, a covering for the altar, for they have brought them near before Jehovah, and they are hallowed; and they are become a sign to the sons of Israel.'

Proverbs 16:14-15

The fury of a king is messengers of death, And a wise man pacifieth it.

Ecclesiastes 10:4

If the spirit of the ruler go up against thee, Thy place leave not, For yielding quieteth great sinners.

Hosea 11:10

After Jehovah they go -- as a lion He roareth, When He doth roar, then tremble do the sons from the west.

Amos 3:8

A lion hath roared -- who doth not fear? The Lord Jehovah hath spoken -- who doth not prophesy?

Habakkuk 2:10

Thou hast counselled a shameful thing to thy house, To cut off many peoples, and sinful is thy soul.

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