Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Like a trampled spring and a polluted well Is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.

King James Version

A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring.

Holman Bible

A righteous person who yields to the wicked is like a muddied spring or a polluted well.

International Standard Version

A muddied spring or a polluted well that's what a righteous person is who compromises with the wicked.

A Conservative Version

A troubled fountain, and a corrupted spring, [is] a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.

American Standard Version

As a troubled fountain, and a corrupted spring,'so is a righteous man that giveth way before the wicked.

Amplified

Like a muddied fountain and a polluted spring is a righteous man who yields, falls down, and compromises his integrity before the wicked.

Bible in Basic English

Like a troubled fountain and a dirty spring, is an upright man who has to give way before evil-doers.

Darby Translation

A troubled fountain, and a defiled well, is a righteous man that giveth way before the wicked.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain and a corrupt spring.

Julia Smith Translation

A fountain trampled down, and a fountain corrupted, the just one turned aside before the unjust one.

King James 2000

A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a muddied fountain, and a polluted spring.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[Like] a muddied spring or a polluted fountain is the righteous who gives way before the wicked.

Modern King James verseion

A righteous man falling down before the wicked is like a troubled fountain and a rotten spring.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A righteous man falling down before the ungodly, is like a troubled well and a spring that is destroyed.

NET Bible

Like a muddied spring and a polluted well, so is a righteous person who gives way before the wicked.

New Heart English Bible

Like a muddied spring, and a polluted well, so is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.

The Emphasized Bible

A fountain fouled, a spring spoiled, is a righteous man tottering before one who is lawless.

Webster

A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a turbid fountain, and a corrupt spring.

World English Bible

Like a muddied spring, and a polluted well, so is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.

Youngs Literal Translation

A spring troubled, and a fountain corrupt, Is the righteous falling before the wicked.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
צדּיק 
Tsaddiyq 
Usage: 206

פּנים 
Paniym 
before , face , presence , because , sight , countenance , from , person , upon , of , ...me , against , ...him , open , for , toward ,
Usage: 2119

the wicked
רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 263

is as a troubled
רפשׂ 
Raphas 
Usage: 2

מעינה מעינו מעין 
Ma`yan 
Usage: 23

and a corrupt
שׁחת 
Shachath 
Usage: 146

References

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

More Proverbs Of Solomon

25 Like cold water to a weary soul, So is good news from a distant land. 26 Like a trampled spring and a polluted well Is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked. 27 It is not good to eat much honey, Nor is it glory to search out one's own glory.


Cross References

Genesis 4:8

Cain told Abel his brother. And it came about when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him.

1 Samuel 22:14-18

Then Ahimelech answered the king and said, "And who among all your servants is as faithful as David, even the king's son-in-law, who is captain over your guard, and is honored in your house?

2 Chronicles 24:21-22

So they conspired against him and at the command of the king they stoned him to death in the court of the house of the LORD.

Ezekiel 32:2

"Son of man, take up a lamentation over Pharaoh king of Egypt and say to him, 'You compared yourself to a young lion of the nations, Yet you are like the monster in the seas; And you burst forth in your rivers And muddied the waters with your feet And fouled their rivers.'"

Ezekiel 34:18-19

'Is it too slight a thing for you that you should feed in the good pasture, that you must tread down with your feet the rest of your pastures? Or that you should drink of the clear waters, that you must foul the rest with your feet?

Matthew 23:34-37

"Therefore, behold, I am sending you prophets and wise men and scribes; some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city,

Matthew 26:69-74

Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard, and a servant-girl came to him and said, "You too were with Jesus the Galilean."

Acts 7:52

"Which one of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? They killed those who had previously announced the coming of the Righteous One, whose betrayers and murderers you have now become;

1 Thessalonians 2:15

who both killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and drove us out. They are not pleasing to God, but hostile to all men,

Revelation 17:6

And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. When I saw her, I wondered greatly.



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