Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

[As] an archer who wounds all, so is he who hires a fool, and he who hires those who pass by.

New American Standard Bible

Like an archer who wounds everyone,
So is he who hires a fool or who hires those who pass by.

King James Version

The great God that formed all things both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors.

Holman Bible

The one who hires a fool or who hires those passing by
is like an archer who wounds everyone.

International Standard Version

An archer who shoots at anyone is like someone who hires a fool or anyone who passes by.

American Standard Version

As an archer that woundeth all, So is he that hireth a fool and he that hireth them that pass by.

Amplified


Like a [careless] archer who [shoots arrows wildly and] wounds everyone,
So is he who hires a fool or those who [by chance just] pass by.

Bible in Basic English

Like an archer wounding all who go by, is a foolish man overcome by drink.

Darby Translation

A master roughly worketh every one: he both hireth the fool and hireth passers-by.

Julia Smith Translation

The great one piercing all, and he hired the foolish one, and those passing by.

King James 2000

The great God that formed all things gives the fool his hire, and the transgressor his wages.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[Like] an archer who wounds everyone, so [is] he who hires a fool or he who hires passersby.

Modern King James verseion

Great is the Former of all, but he who hires a fool is like one who hires one passing by.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A man of experience discerneth all things well, but whoso hireth a fool, hireth such one as will take no heed.

NET Bible

Like an archer who wounds at random, so is the one who hires a fool or hires any passer-by.

New Heart English Bible

As an archer who wounds all, so is he who hires a fool or he who hires those who pass by.

The Emphasized Bible

As an archer who woundeth every thing, so one who hireth a dullard, and a drunkard crossing the sea.

Webster

The great God that formed all things both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors.

World English Bible

As an archer who wounds all, so is he who hires a fool or he who hires those who pass by.

Youngs Literal Translation

Great is the Former of all, And He is rewarding a fool, And is rewarding transgressors.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חיל חוּל 
Chuwl 
Usage: 57

סכר שׂכר 
Sakar 
Usage: 21

the fool
כּסיל 
K@ciyl 
Usage: 70

and rewardeth
סכר שׂכר 
Sakar 
Usage: 21

Context Readings

All About Fools

9 [As] a thorn that goes up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools. 10 [As] an archer who wounds all, so is he who hires a fool, and he who hires those who pass by. 11 As a dog who returns to his vomit, [is] a fool who repeats his folly.



Cross References

Proverbs 11:31

Behold, a righteous man shall be recompensed in the earth, how much more the wicked man and the sinner!

Romans 2:6

who will render to each man according to his works,

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