Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

Sawest thou a man apt in his works? Before kings shall he stand; he shall not stand before the dark ones

New American Standard Bible

Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before obscure men.

King James Version

Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.

Holman Bible

Do you see a man skilled in his work?
He will stand in the presence of kings.
He will not stand in the presence of unknown men.

International Standard Version

Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will work for kings, not unimportant people.

A Conservative Version

See thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before obscure men.

American Standard Version

Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; He shall not stand before mean men.

Amplified

Do you see a man diligent and skillful in his business? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.

Bible in Basic English

Have you seen a man who is expert in his business? he will take his place before kings; his place will not be among low persons.

Darby Translation

Hast thou seen a man diligent in his work? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before the mean.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Seest thou a man diligent in his work? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before obscure men.

King James 2000

See you a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before obscure men.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A man who is skillful in his work, you shall see: before kings, he will serve; he will not serve before the commoners.

Modern King James verseion

Do you see a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before unknown men.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Seest thou not, that they which be diligent in their business stand before kings, and not among the simple people?

NET Bible

Do you see a person skilled in his work? He will take his position before kings; he will not take his position before obscure people.

New Heart English Bible

Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve kings. He won't serve obscure men.

The Emphasized Bible

Seest thou a man prompt in his business? before kings, shall he stand, he shall not stand before men who are obscure.

Webster

Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.

World English Bible

Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve kings. He won't serve obscure men.

Youngs Literal Translation

Hast thou seen a man speedy in his business? Before kings he doth station himself, He stations not himself before obscure men!

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חזה 
Chazah 
Usage: 54

thou a man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

מהר מהיר 
Mahiyr 
Usage: 4

מלאכה 
M@la'kah 
Usage: 167

פּנים 
Paniym 
פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119
Usage: 2119

מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

he shall not stand
יצב 
Yatsab 
Usage: 48

חשׁך 
Chashok 
Usage: 1

Verse Info

Context Readings

Living With Your Neighbor

28 Thou shalt not remove the old bound which thy fathers made. 29 Sawest thou a man apt in his works? Before kings shall he stand; he shall not stand before the dark ones



Cross References

Genesis 41:46

And Joseph the son of thirty years in his standing before Pharaoh, king of Egypt; and Joseph will go forth from the face of Pharaoh, and will pass over all the land of Egypt

Proverbs 10:4

A slothful hand makes poverty, and the hand of the active will make rich.

1 Kings 10:8

Happy thy men, happy these thy servants, standing before thee continually, hearing thy wisdom.

1 Kings 11:28

And the man Jeroboam mighty of strength: and Solomon will see the boy that he did work, and he will appoint him for the burden of the house of Joseph.

Proverbs 12:24

The hand of the active shall give dominion: and of the slothful one shall be for tribute.

Ecclesiastes 9:10

All which thy hand shall find to do, with thy strength, do thou; for no work and understanding and knowledge and wisdom, in hades where thou goest there.

Matthew 25:21

And his lord said to him, Well, good and faithful servant: thou west faithful over a few things, I will set thee over many; enter into the joy of thy lord.

Matthew 25:23

His lord said to him, Well, good and faithful servant; thou wast faithful over a few things, I will set thee over many; enter into the joy of thy lord.

Romans 12:11

In study not slothful; boiling in the spirit; serving the Lord;

2 Timothy 4:2

Proclaim the word; keep fixed seasonably, and unseasonably; refute, censure, beseech, in all longsnffering and teaching.

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