Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Like snow in summer and like rain in harvest, So honor is not fitting for a fool.

King James Version

As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool.

Holman Bible

Like snow in summer and rain at harvest,
honor is inappropriate for a fool.

International Standard Version

Like snowfall in summer or rain at harvest time, so honor is inappropriate for a fool.

A Conservative Version

As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honor is not seemly for a fool.

American Standard Version

As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, So honor is not seemly for a fool.

Amplified

Like snow in summer and like rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a [self-confident] fool.

Bible in Basic English

Like snow in summer and rain when the grain is being cut, so honour is not natural for the foolish.

Darby Translation

As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour beseemeth not a fool.

Julia Smith Translation

As snow in summer and as rain in harvest., so honor not becoming to the foolish one.

King James 2000

As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Like snow in the summer and like rain at the harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool.

Modern King James verseion

As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honor is not becoming for a fool.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Like as snow is not mete in summer, nor rain in harvest; even so is worship unseemly for a fool.

NET Bible

Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool.

New Heart English Bible

Like snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool.

The Emphasized Bible

As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so, unbecoming to a dullard is honour.

Webster

As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest; so honor is not seemly for a fool.

World English Bible

Like snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool.

Youngs Literal Translation

As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, So honour is not comely for a fool.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
As snow
שׁלג 
Sheleg 
Usage: 20

in summer
קיץ 
Qayits 
Usage: 20

and as rain
מטר 
Matar 
Usage: 38

in harvest
קציר 
Qatsiyr 
Usage: 54

so honour
כּבד כּבוד 
Kabowd 
Usage: 200

is not seemly
נאוה 
Na'veh 
Usage: 10

References

American

Fausets

Hastings

Smith

Context Readings

All About Fools

1 Like snow in summer and like rain in harvest, So honor is not fitting for a fool. 2 As the sparrow in its wandering, as the swallow in its flight, so the curse causeless shall never come.



Cross References

Judges 9:7

And when they told it to Jotham, he went and stood in the top of Mount Gerizim and lifted up his voice and cried and said unto them, Hearken unto me, ye men of Shechem, that God may hearken unto you.

Judges 9:20

But if not, let fire come out from Abimelech and devour the men of Shechem and the house of Millo; and let fire come out from the men of Shechem and from the house of Millo and devour Abimelech.

Judges 9:56-57

Thus God rendered the wickedness of Abimelech, which he did against his father in slaying his seventy brethren.

1 Samuel 12:17-18

Is it not wheat harvest to day? I will call unto the LORD, and he shall send thunder and rain that ye may perceive and see that your wickedness is great which ye have done in the sight of the LORD in asking for a king over you.

Esther 3:1-15

After these things King Ahasuerus promoted Haman, the son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, and advanced him and set his seat above all the princes that were with him.

Esther 4:6

So Hatach went forth to Mordecai unto the plaza of the city, which was before the king's gate.

Esther 4:9

And Hatach came and told Esther the words of Mordecai.

Psalm 12:8

The wicked press in on every side when the vilest men are exalted.

Psalm 15:4

In whose eyes the vile person is not esteemed; but he honours those that fear the LORD. He that swears to his own hurt and does not change.

Psalm 52:1

Why dost thou boast of evil, O strong man? The mercy of God is day by day.

Proverbs 17:7

Excellent speech is not suitable for a fool: much less lying lips for a prince!

Proverbs 19:10

Delight is not suitable for a fool; much less for a slave to have rule over princes.

Proverbs 26:3

A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back.

Proverbs 26:8

As he that binds the stone in the sling, so is he that gives honour to a fool.

Proverbs 28:16

The prince void of intelligence is also a great oppressor, but he that hates covetousness shall prolong his days.

Ecclesiastes 10:5-7

There is another evil which I have seen under the sun, as an error which proceeds from the ruler:

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