Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Clouds and wind without rain, [is] he who boasts himself of his gifts falsely.

New American Standard Bible

Like clouds and wind without rain
Is a man who boasts of his gifts falsely.

King James Version

Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.

Holman Bible

The man who boasts about a gift that does not exist
is like clouds and wind without rain.

International Standard Version

Like clouds and winds without rain is the man who brags about gifts he never gave.

American Standard Version

As clouds and wind without rain,'so is he that boasteth himself of his gifts falsely.

Amplified


Like clouds and wind without rain
Is a man who boasts falsely of gifts [he does not give].

Bible in Basic English

As clouds and wind without rain, so is one who takes credit for an offering he has not given.

Darby Translation

Clouds and wind without rain, so is a man that boasteth himself of a false gift.

Julia Smith Translation

Clouds and wind and not rain, a man boasting in a gift of falsehood.

King James 2000

Whosoever boasts about himself of a gift not given is like clouds and wind without rain.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[Like] clouds and wind when there is no rain, [so too is] a man who boasts in a gift of deception.

Modern King James verseion

A man boasting himself in a false gift is like clouds and wind, but no rain.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Whoso maketh great boasts and giveth nothing, is like clouds and wind without rain.

NET Bible

Like cloudy skies and wind that produce no rain, so is the one who boasts of a gift not given.

New Heart English Bible

As clouds and wind without rain, so is he who boasts of gifts deceptively.

The Emphasized Bible

Clouds and wind, when rain there is none, is the man who boasteth himself of a pretended gift.

Webster

Whoever boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.

World English Bible

As clouds and wind without rain, so is he who boasts of gifts deceptively.

Youngs Literal Translation

Clouds and wind, and rain there is none, Is a man boasting himself in a false gift.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

himself of a false
שׁקר 
Sheqer 
Usage: 113

מתּת 
Mattath 
Usage: 6

נשׂא נשׂיא 
Nasiy' 
Usage: 134

and wind
רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 378

References

Fausets

Hastings

Watsons

Context Readings

More Proverbs Of Solomon

13 As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, [is] a faithful messenger to those who send him, for he refreshes the soul of his masters. 14 Clouds and wind without rain, [is] he who boasts himself of his gifts falsely. 15 By long-suffering a ruler is persuaded, and a soft tongue breaks the bone.


Cross References

Proverbs 20:6

Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness, but a faithful man who can find?

1 Kings 22:11

And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made for him horns of iron, and said, Thus says LORD, With these thou shall push the Syrians until they be consumed.

Luke 14:11

Because every man who lifts himself up will be made lower, and he who makes himself lower will be lifted up.

Luke 18:10-14

Two men went up into the temple to pray, the one a Pharisee, and the other a tax collector.

2 Corinthians 11:13-18

For such men are FALSE apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves into apostles of Christ.

2 Corinthians 11:31

The God and Father of the Lord Jesus Christ, he who is blessed into the ages, knows that I do not lie.

2 Peter 2:15-19

having forsaked a straight path, they were led astray, men who followed the way of Balaam, son of Beor, who loved the wage of unrighteousness.

Jude 1:12-13

These are reefs in your love-feasts, feasting together, fearlessly tending to themselves, waterless clouds carried along by winds, autumn trees without fruit, who died twice having being uprooted,

Jude 1:16

These are grumblers, fault-finders, going according to their lusts, and their mouth speaks overblown things, marveling personages for the sake of advantage.

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