Parallel Verses

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.

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.

Julia Smith Translation

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

King James 2000

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

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 Do not remove an ancient boundary marker which your ancestors made. 29 A man who is skillful in his work, you shall see: before kings, he will serve; he will not serve before the commoners.



Cross References

Genesis 41:46

Now Joseph {was thirty years old} when he stood before Pharaoh, the king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh and traveled through the whole land of Egypt.

Proverbs 10:4

A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent enriches.

1 Kings 10:8

Happy [are] your men and happy [are] these your servants who stand before you continually hearing your wisdom.

1 Kings 11:28

Now the man Jeroboam [was] a man of ability, and Solomon saw that the young man {was a diligent worker}, so he appointed him over all of the forced labor for the house of Joseph.

Proverbs 12:24

The hand of the diligent ones will rule, but the lazy will belong to forced labor.

Ecclesiastes 9:10

Whatever your hand finds to do--do [it] with [all] your might; for in Sheol--where you are going--no one works, plans, knows, or thinks about anything.

Matthew 25:21

His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful slave! You were faithful over a few [things]; I will put you [in charge] over many [things]. Enter into the joy of your master!'

Matthew 25:23

His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful slave! You were faithful over a few [things]; I will put you [in charge] over many [things]. Enter into the joy of your master!'

Romans 12:11

not lagging in diligence, being enthusiastic in spirit, serving the Lord,

2 Timothy 4:2

preach the word, be ready in season [and] out of season, reprove, rebuke, exhort, with all patience and instruction.

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