Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

As the heavens for height, and the earth for depth, so the heart of kings is unsearchable.

New American Standard Bible

As the heavens for height and the earth for depth,
So the heart of kings is unsearchable.

King James Version

The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.

Holman Bible

As the heaven is high and the earth is deep,
so the hearts of kings cannot be investigated.

International Standard Version

Just as the heavens are high and earth is deep, so the heart of a king is unfathomable.

American Standard Version

As the heavens for height, and the earth for depth, So the heart of kings is unsearchable.

Amplified


As the heavens for height and the earth for depth,
So the hearts and minds of kings are unsearchable.

Bible in Basic English

The heaven is high and the earth is deep, and the hearts of kings may not be searched out.

Darby Translation

The heavens for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.

Julia Smith Translation

The heavens for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings not searched out

King James 2000

The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.

Lexham Expanded Bible

As heaven is to height and the earth is to depth, so [is] the heart of kings--there is no searching.

Modern King James verseion

The heavens for height, and the earth for depth, but the heart of kings is without searching.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The heaven is high, the earth is deep, and the kings' heart is unsearchable.

NET Bible

As the heaven is high and the earth is deep so the hearts of kings are unsearchable.

New Heart English Bible

As the heavens for height, and the earth for depth, so the hearts of kings are unsearchable.

The Emphasized Bible

The heavens for height, and the earth for depth, but, the heart of kings, cannot be searched.

Webster

The heaven for hight, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.

World English Bible

As the heavens for height, and the earth for depth, so the hearts of kings are unsearchable.

Youngs Literal Translation

The heavens for height, and the earth for depth, And the heart of kings -- are unsearchable.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁמה שׁמים 
Shamayim 
Usage: 420

רם רוּם 
Ruwm 
Usage: 7

and the earth
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

עמק 
`omeq 
Usage: 2

of kings
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

References

Hastings

Context Readings

More Proverbs Of Solomon

2 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter. 3 As the heavens for height, and the earth for depth, so the heart of kings is unsearchable. 4 Take away the dross from the silver, and there comes forth a vessel for the refiner.


Cross References

1 Kings 4:29

And God gave Solomon exceedingly much wisdom and understanding, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea-shore.

Psalm 103:11

For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his loving kindness toward those who fear him.

Isaiah 7:11

Ask thee a sign of LORD thy God, ask it either in the depth, or in the height above.

Isaiah 55:9

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Romans 8:39

nor height, nor depth, nor any other creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

1 Peter 1:7

so that the proof of your faith, much more precious than gold that perishes, and though proven by fire, may be found for praise and esteem and for glory at the revealing of Jesus Christ.

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