Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Like one who takes off a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar on soda,
Is he who sings songs to a troubled heart.

King James Version

As he that taketh away a garment in cold weather, and as vinegar upon nitre, so is he that singeth songs to an heavy heart.

Holman Bible

Singing songs to a troubled heart
is like taking off clothing on a cold day
or like pouring vinegar on soda.

International Standard Version

Taking your coat off when it's cold or pouring vinegar on soda that's what singing songs does to a heavy heart.

A Conservative Version

As he who takes off a garment in cold weather, [and] vinegar upon soda, so [is] he who sings songs to a heavy heart.

American Standard Version

As one that taketh off a garment in cold weather, and as vinegar upon soda, So is he that singeth songs to a heavy heart.

Amplified


Like one who takes off a garment in cold weather, or like [a reactive, useless mixture of] vinegar on soda,
Is he who [thoughtlessly] sings [joyful] songs to a heavy heart.

Bible in Basic English

Like one who takes off clothing in cold weather and like acid on a wound, is he who makes melody to a sad heart.

Darby Translation

As he that taketh off a garment in cold weather, and as vinegar upon nitre, so is he that singeth songs to a sad heart.

Julia Smith Translation

He removing a covering in the day of cold, and vinegar upon nitre, and he singing in songs to an evil heart.

King James 2000

As he that takes away a garment in cold weather, and as vinegar upon soda, so is he that sings songs to a heavy heart.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[Like] one who removes a garment on a cold day, [or like] vinegar on natron, [is] he who sings songs to a heavy heart.

Modern King James verseion

As he who takes away a garment in cold weather, as vinegar upon niter, so is he who sings songs to a heavy heart.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Whoso singeth a song to a heavy heart, clotheth him with rags in the cold, and poureth vinegar upon chalk.

NET Bible

Like one who takes off a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar poured on soda, so is one who sings songs to a heavy heart.

New Heart English Bible

As one who takes away a garment in cold weather, or vinegar on soda, so is one who sings songs to a heavy heart.

The Emphasized Bible

As splendour of dress on a cold day - vinegar upon nitre, so is a singer with songs, unto a sad heart.

Webster

As he that taketh away a garment in cold weather, and as vinegar upon nitre; so is he that singeth songs to a heavy heart.

World English Bible

As one who takes away a garment in cold weather, or vinegar on soda, so is one who sings songs to a heavy heart.

Youngs Literal Translation

Whoso is taking away a garment in a cold day, Is as vinegar on nitre, And a singer of songs on a sad heart.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
As he that taketh away
עדה 
`adah 
Usage: 10

בּגד 
Beged 
Usage: 217

in cold
קרה 
Qarah 
Usage: 5

יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

and as vinegar
חמץ 
Chomets 
Usage: 6

נתר 
Nether 
Usage: 2

so is he that singeth
שׁוּר שׁירo 
Shiyr 
Usage: 86

שׁירה שׁיר 
Shiyr 
Usage: 90

References

Context Readings

More Proverbs Of Solomon

19 Like a bad tooth and an unsteady foot
Is confidence in a faithless man in time of trouble.
20 Like one who takes off a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar on soda,
Is he who sings songs to a troubled heart.
21 If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat;
And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;


Cross References

Romans 12:15

Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.

Deuteronomy 24:12-17

If he is a poor man, you shall not sleep with his pledge.

Job 24:7-10

They spend the night naked, without clothing,
And have no covering against the cold.

Psalm 137:3-4

For there our captors demanded of us songs,
And our tormentors mirth, saying,
“Sing us one of the songs of Zion.”

Proverbs 10:26

Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes,
So is the lazy one to those who send him.

Ecclesiastes 3:4

A time to weep and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn and a time to dance.

Isaiah 58:7

“Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry
And bring the homeless poor into the house;
When you see the naked, to cover him;
And not to hide yourself from your own flesh?

Daniel 6:18

Then the king went off to his palace and spent the night fasting, and no entertainment was brought before him; and his sleep fled from him.

James 2:15-16

If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food,

James 5:15

and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him.

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