Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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.

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 The king's heart is in Yahweh's hand like the watercourses. He turns it wherever he desires. 2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but Yahweh weighs the hearts.



Cross References

Ezra 7:27-28

Blessed be Yahweh, the God of our fathers, who has put such a thing as this in the king's heart, to beautify the house of Yahweh which is in Jerusalem;

Ezra 6:22

and kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with joy: for Yahweh had made them joyful, and had turned the heart of the king of Assyria to them, to strengthen their hands in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel.

Nehemiah 1:11

Lord, I beg you, let your ear be attentive now to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of your servants, who delight to fear your name; and please prosper your servant this day, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man." Now I was cup bearer to the king.

Nehemiah 2:4

Then the king said to me, "For what do you make request?" So I prayed to the God of heaven.

Psalm 74:15

You opened up spring and stream. You dried up mighty rivers.

Psalm 93:4

Above the voices of many waters, the mighty breakers of the sea, Yahweh on high is mighty.

Psalm 105:25

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

Psalm 106:46

He made them also to be pitied by all those who carried them captive.

Psalm 114:3

The sea saw it, and fled. The Jordan was driven back.

Psalm 114:5

What was it, you sea, that you fled? You Jordan, that you turned back?

Proverbs 16:1

The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from Yahweh.

Proverbs 16:9

A man's heart plans his course, but Yahweh directs his steps.

Proverbs 20:24

A man's steps are from Yahweh; how then can man understand his way?

Isaiah 43:19

Behold, I will do a new thing. It springs forth now. Don't you know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

Isaiah 44:27

who says to the deep, 'Be dry,' and 'I will dry up your rivers;'

Daniel 4:35

All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; and he does according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand, or ask him, What are you doing?

Acts 7:10

and delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favor and wisdom before Pharaoh, king of Egypt. He made him governor over Egypt and all his house.

Revelation 16:4

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

Revelation 16:12

The sixth poured out his bowl on the great river, the Euphrates. Its water was dried up, that the way might be prepared for the kings that come from the sunrise.

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