Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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.

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 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.

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 
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 [As] cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country. 26 A troubled fountain, and a corrupted spring, [is] a righteous man who gives way before the wicked. 27 It is not good to eat much honey, so [for men] to search out their own glory is grievous.


Cross References

Genesis 4:8

And Cain told Abel his brother. And it came to pass, 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 thy servants is so faithful as David, who is the king's son-in-law, and is taken into thy council, and is honorable in thy house?

2 Chronicles 24:21-22

And they conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the court of the house of LORD.

Ezekiel 32:2

Son of man, take up a lamentation over Pharaoh king of Egypt, and say to him, Thou were compared to a young lion of the nations. Yet thou are as a monster in the seas, and thou broke forth with thy rivers, and troubled the waters w

Ezekiel 34:18-19

Does it seem a small thing to you to have fed upon the good pasture, but ye must tread down with your feet the residue of your pasture, and to have drunk of the clear waters, but ye must foul the residue with your feet?

Matthew 23:34-37

Because of this, behold, I send to you prophets, and wise men, and scholars. And some of them ye will kill and crucify, and some of them ye will scourge in your synagogues, and will persecute from city to city,

Matthew 26:69-74

Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard, and one servant girl came to him, saying, Thou also were with Jesus the Galilean.

Acts 7:52

Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who foretold about the coming of the Righteous man, of whom ye now have become betrayers and murderers,

1 Thessalonians 2:15

The men who both killed the Lord Jesus and their own prophets, and who persecuted us, and are not pleasing to God, and are contrary to all men.

Revelation 17:6

And I saw the woman drunken from the blood of the sanctified, and from the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. And having seen her, I wondered with great amazement.

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