Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Like a city that is broken into and without walls Is a man who has no control over his spirit.

King James Version

He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

Holman Bible

A man who does not control his temper is like a city whose wall is broken down.

International Standard Version

Like a city with breached walls is a man without self-control.

A Conservative Version

He whose spirit is without restraint is a city that is broken down and without walls.

American Standard Version

He whose spirit is without restraint Is like a city that is broken down and without walls.

Amplified

He who has no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down and without walls.

Bible in Basic English

He whose spirit is uncontrolled is like an unwalled town which has been broken into.

Darby Translation

He that hath no rule over his own spirit is as a city broken down, without walls.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The man whose spirit has no restraint is like a city that is broken down and without walls.

Julia Smith Translation

A city being broken down, and not a wall, a man who restrains not to his spirit.

King James 2000

He that has no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A breached city [where] there is no wall [is like] a man who {has no} self-control for his spirit.

Modern King James verseion

He who has no rule over his own spirit is like a broken down city without a wall.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He that can not rule himself, is like a city which is broken down, and hath no walls.

NET Bible

Like a city that is broken down and without a wall, so is a person who cannot control his temper.

New Heart English Bible

Like a city that is broken down and without walls is a man whose spirit is without restraint.

The Emphasized Bible

A city broken down without a wall, is a man who hath no control over his own spirit.

Webster

He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

World English Bible

Like a city that is broken down and without walls is a man whose spirit is without restraint.

Youngs Literal Translation

A city broken down without walls, Is a man without restraint over his spirit!

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
He
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

מעצר 
Ma`tsar 
Usage: 1

רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 378

is like a city
עיר ער עיר 
`iyr 
Usage: 1094

References

American

Smith

Context Readings

More Proverbs Of Solomon

27 It is not good to eat much honey, Nor is it glory to search out one's own glory. 28 Like a city that is broken into and without walls Is a man who has no control over his spirit.


Cross References

Proverbs 16:32

He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city.

1 Samuel 20:30

Then Saul's anger burned against Jonathan and he said to him, "You son of a perverse, rebellious woman! Do I not know that you are choosing the son of Jesse to your own shame and to the shame of your mother's nakedness?

2 Chronicles 32:5

And he took courage and rebuilt all the wall that had been broken down and erected towers on it, and built another outside wall and strengthened the Millo in the city of David, and made weapons and shields in great number.

Nehemiah 1:3

They said to me, "The remnant there in the province who survived the captivity are in great distress and reproach, and the wall of Jerusalem is broken down and its gates are burned with fire."

Proverbs 22:24

Do not associate with a man given to anger; Or go with a hot-tempered man,

1 Samuel 25:17

"Now therefore, know and consider what you should do, for evil is plotted against our master and against all his household; and he is such a worthless man that no one can speak to him."



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