Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

Whoever falsely boasts of gifts [he does not give] is like clouds and wind without rain.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Whosoever boasts in a gift of falsehood is like clouds and wind without rain.

Julia Smith Translation

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

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

שׁקר 
Sheqer 
Usage: 113

מתּת 
Mattath 
Usage: 6

נשׂא נשׂיא 
Nasiy' 
Usage: 134

and wind
רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 378

References

Context Readings

More Proverbs Of Solomon

13 As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to them that send him: for he refreshes the soul of his masters. 14 Whosoever boasts about himself of a gift not given is like clouds and wind without rain. 15 By long patience is a prince persuaded, and a gentle tongue breaks the bone.


Cross References

Proverbs 20:6

Most men will proclaim everyone his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?

1 Kings 22:11

And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made him horns of iron: and he said, Thus says the LORD, With these shall you push the Syrians, until you have consumed them.

Luke 14:11

For whosoever exalts himself shall be abased; and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.

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 are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

2 Corinthians 11:31

The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is blessed forevermore, knows that I lie not.

2 Peter 2:15-19

Who have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;

Jude 1:12-13

These are spots in your love feasts, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about by winds; trees whose fruit withers, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;

Jude 1:16

These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaks great swelling words, holding men in admiration for the sake of advantage.



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