Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

The sluggard says, There is a lion outside. I shall be slain in the streets.

New American Standard Bible

The sluggard says, “There is a lion outside;
I will be killed in the streets!”

King James Version

The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.

Holman Bible

The slacker says, “There’s a lion outside!
I’ll be killed in the public square!”

International Standard Version

The lazy person says, "There is a lion outside! I will be killed in the street!"

American Standard Version

The sluggard saith, There is a lion without: I shall be slain in the streets.

Amplified


The lazy one [manufactures excuses and] says, “There is a lion outside!
I will be killed in the streets [if I go out to work]!”

Bible in Basic English

The hater of work says, There is a lion outside: I will be put to death in the streets.

Darby Translation

The sluggard saith, There is a lion without, I shall be killed in the streets!

Julia Smith Translation

The slothful one said, A lion without; I shall be slain in the midst of the broad places.

King James 2000

The slothful man says, There is a lion outside, I shall be slain in the streets.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A lazy person says "A lion in the street! In the middle of the highway, I shall be killed!"

Modern King James verseion

The lazy one says, There is a lion outside; I shall be killed in the streets.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The slothful body sayeth, "There is a lion without, I might be slain in the street."

NET Bible

The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside! I will be killed in the middle of the streets!"

New Heart English Bible

The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside. I will be killed in the streets."

The Emphasized Bible

Saith the sluggard, A lion outside! Amidst the broadways, shall I be slain.

Webster

The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.

World English Bible

The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside! I will be killed in the streets!"

Youngs Literal Translation

The slothful hath said, 'A lion is without, In the midst of the broad places I am slain.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
עצל 
`atsel 
Usage: 14

There is a lion
אריה ארי 
'ariy 
Usage: 80

חץ חוּץ 
Chuwts 
Usage: 164

I shall be slain
רצח 
Ratsach 
Usage: 47

in
תּוך 
Tavek 
Usage: 419

References

Fausets

Smith

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

12 The eyes of LORD preserve knowledge, but he overthrows the words of the treacherous man. 13 The sluggard says, There is a lion outside. I shall be slain in the streets. 14 The mouth of interloping women is a deep pit. He who is abhorred of LORD shall fall in it.



Cross References

Numbers 13:32-33

And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had spied out to the sons of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to spy it out, is a land that eats up the inhabitants of it. And all the people that we saw

Proverbs 15:19

The way of the sluggard is as a hedge of thorns, but the path of the upright is made a highway.

Proverbs 26:13-16

The sluggard says, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.

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