Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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.


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International Standard Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Amplified


Like a city that is broken down and without walls [leaving it unprotected]
Is a man who has no self-control over his spirit [and sets himself up for trouble].

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.

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, so [for men] to search out their own glory is grievous. 28 He whose spirit is without restraint is a city that is broken down and without walls.


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 takes a city.

1 Samuel 20:30

Then Saul's anger was kindled against Jonathan, and he said to him, Thou son of a perverse rebellious woman, do I not know that thou have chosen the son of Jesse to thine own shame, and to the shame of thy mother's nakedness?

2 Chronicles 32:5

And he took courage, and built up all the wall that was broken down, and raised [it] up to the towers, and the other wall outside, and strengthened Millo [in] the city of David, and made weapons and shields in abundance.

Nehemiah 1:3

And they said to me, The remnant who are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach. Also the wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and the gates of it are burned with fire.

Proverbs 22:24

Make no friendship with a man who is given to anger, and thou shall not go with a wrathful man,

1 Samuel 25:17

Now therefore know and consider what thou will do, for evil is determined against our master, and against all his house. For he is such a worthless fellow that [a man] cannot speak to him.

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