Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint. 20 As he who takes off a garment in cold weather, [and] vinegar upon soda, so [is] he who sings songs to a heavy heart. 21 If thine enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.


Cross References

Romans 12:15

Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep,

Deuteronomy 24:12-17

And if he is a poor man, thou shall not sleep with his pledge.

Job 24:7-10

They lie all night naked without clothing, and have no covering in the cold.

Psalm 137:3-4

For there those who led us captive required of us songs, and those who wasted us, mirth, [saying], Sing for us one of the songs of Zion.

Proverbs 10:26

As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard 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 deal thy bread to a hungry man, and that thou bring the poor who are cast out to thy house, when thou see a naked man, that thou cover him, and that thou not hide thyself from thine own flesh?

Daniel 6:18

Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting, nor were instruments of music brought before him. And his sleep fled from him.

James 2:15-16

And if a brother or sister may be unclothed, and may be destitute of daily food,

James 5:15

And the prayer of faith will rescue him who is depressed, and the Lord will rouse him. And if he should be a man who has committed sins, they will be forgiven him.

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