Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

Streams of water [are] the heart of a king in the hand of Yahweh; {wherever} he will desire, he will turn.

New American Standard Bible

The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the Lord;
He turns it wherever He wishes.

King James Version

The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.

Holman Bible

A king’s heart is like streams of water in the Lord’s hand:
He directs it wherever He chooses.

International Standard Version

A king's heart is a water stream that the LORD controls; he directs it wherever he pleases.

A Conservative Version

The king's heart is in the hand of LORD as the watercourses. He turns it wherever he will.

American Standard Version

The king's heart is in the hand of Jehovah as the watercourses: He turneth it whithersoever he will.

Amplified

The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the Lord;
He turns it whichever way He wishes.

Bible in Basic English

The king's heart in the hands of the Lord is like the water streams, and by him it is turned in any direction at his pleasure.

Darby Translation

The king's heart in the hand of Jehovah is as brooks of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.

Julia Smith Translation

Steams of waters the heart of the king, in the hand of Jehovah: upon all which he shall delight in he will turn it

King James 2000

The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turns it wherever he will.

Modern King James verseion

The king's heart is in the hand of Jehovah as the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He will.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, like as are the rivers of water; he may turn it whithersoever he will.

NET Bible

The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord like channels of water; he turns it wherever he wants.

New Heart English Bible

The king's heart is in the LORD's hand like the watercourses. He turns it wherever he desires.

The Emphasized Bible

Like channels of water, is the heart of a king, in the hand of Yahweh, - whithersoever he will, he turneth it.

Webster

The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.

World English Bible

The king's heart is in Yahweh's hand like the watercourses. He turns it wherever he desires.

Youngs Literal Translation

Rivulets of waters is the heart of a king in the hand of Jehovah, Wherever He pleaseth He inclineth it.

Interlinear

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

is in the hand
יד 
Yad 
Usage: 1612

of the Lord

Usage: 0

as the rivers
פּלג 
Peleg 
Usage: 10

References

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

1 Streams of water [are] the heart of a king in the hand of Yahweh; {wherever} he will desire, he will turn. 2 Every way of a man is upright in his [own] eyes, but Yahweh weighs hearts.



Cross References

Ezra 7:27-28

Blessed be Yahweh the God of our ancestors, who put this in the heart of the king to glorify the house of Yahweh in Jerusalem

Ezra 6:22

With joy they celebrated the festival of unleavened bread [for] seven days, because Yahweh had made them joyful and had turned the heart of the king of Assyria toward them in order to help them with the work of their hands on the house of the God of Israel.

Nehemiah 1:11

O Lord, please let your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight to revere in your name. Please, let your servant be successful this day and give him compassion before this man." I was cupbearer for the king.

Nehemiah 2:4

Then the king said to me, "What is your request?" So I prayed to the God of the heavens.

Psalm 74:15

You split open spring and wadi. You dried up ever-flowing rivers.

Psalm 93:4

[Mightier] than the rumblings of many waters, [mightier] than [the] mighty breakers of [the] sea, Yahweh on high [is] mighty.

Psalm 105:25

He turned their heart to hate his people, to deal deceitfully against his servants.

Psalm 106:46

And he {let them find compassion} before all their captors.

Psalm 114:3

The sea looked and fled; the Jordan turned back.

Psalm 114:5

What's with you, O sea, [that] you fled? O Jordan, [that] you turned back?

Proverbs 16:1

To mortals [belong] the plans of the heart, but from Yahweh [comes] the answer of the tongue.

Proverbs 16:9

The {mind} of a person will plan his ways, and Yahweh will direct his steps.

Proverbs 20:24

[Away] from Yahweh are the steps of a strong man, and how will humankind understand his ways?

Isaiah 43:19

Look! I [am] about to do a new thing! Now it sprouts! Do you not perceive it? Indeed, I will {make} a way in the wilderness, rivers in [the] desert.

Isaiah 44:27

who says to the deep, 'Dry up! And I will cause your rivers to dry up';

Daniel 4:35

And all the dwellers of the earth are regarded as nothing, and he does {according to} his desire in the host of heaven and [among] the dwellers of earth, and there is not [one] who can hold back his hand, or {ask him}, 'What are you doing?'

Acts 7:10

and rescued him from all his afflictions and granted him favor and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt. And he appointed him ruler over Egypt and all his household.

Revelation 16:4

And the third poured out his bowl on the rivers and the springs of water, and they became blood.

Revelation 16:12

And the sixth poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, in order that the way would be prepared for the kings from {the east}.

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