Parallel Verses

King James 2000

He that has no rule over his own spirit is like 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.

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.

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 not glory. 28 He that has no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.


Cross References

Proverbs 16:32

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that rules his spirit than he that takes a city.

1 Samuel 20:30

Then Saul's anger was kindled against Jonathan, and he said unto him, You son of the perverse rebellious woman, do not I know that you have chosen the son of Jesse to your own shame, and unto the shame of your mother's nakedness?

2 Chronicles 32:5

Also he strengthened himself, and built up all the wall that was broken, and raised it up to the towers, and another wall outside, and repaired Millo in the city of David, and made weapons and shields in abundance.

Nehemiah 1:3

And they said unto me, The remnant that are left of the captivity there in the province are in great distress and reproach: the wall of Jerusalem also is broken down, and the gates thereof are burned with fire.

Proverbs 22:24

Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man you shall not go:

1 Samuel 25:17

Now therefore know and consider what you will do; for evil is determined against our master, and against all his household: for he is such a son of Belial, that a man cannot speak to him.

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