Parallel Verses

King James 2000

He that blesses his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.

New American Standard Bible

He who blesses his friend with a loud voice early in the morning,
It will be reckoned a curse to him.

King James Version

He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.

Holman Bible

If one blesses his neighbor
with a loud voice early in the morning,
it will be counted as a curse to him.

International Standard Version

A friend's loud blessing early in the morning will be thought of as a curse.

A Conservative Version

He who blesses his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be considered a curse to him.

American Standard Version

He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, It shall be counted a curse to him.

Amplified


He who blesses his neighbor with a loud voice early in the morning,
It will be counted as a curse to him [for it will either be annoying or his purpose will be suspect].

Bible in Basic English

He who gives a blessing to his friend with a loud voice, getting up early in the morning, will have it put to his account as a curse.

Darby Translation

He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be reckoned a curse to him.

Julia Smith Translation

He blessing his friend with a great voice, rising early in the morning, a curse shall be reckoned to him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who blesses his neighbor with a loud voice early in the morning, a curse will be reckoned to him.

Modern King James verseion

He who blesses his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He that is too hasty to praise his neighbour above measure, shall be taken as one that giveth him an evil report.

NET Bible

If someone blesses his neighbor with a loud voice early in the morning, it will be counted as a curse to him.

New Heart English Bible

He who blesses his neighbor with a loud voice early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse by him.

The Emphasized Bible

He that blesseth his friend, with a loud voice, in the morning early, a reproach, shall it be reckoned to him.

Webster

He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.

World English Bible

He who blesses his neighbor with a loud voice early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse by him.

Youngs Literal Translation

Whoso is saluting his friend with a loud voice, In the morning rising early, A light thing it is reckoned to him.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
with a loud
גּדל גּדול 
Gadowl 
Usage: 528

קל קול 
Qowl 
Usage: 506

שׁכם 
Shakam 
Usage: 65

in the morning
בּקר 
Boqer 
Usage: 214

a curse
קללה 
Q@lalah 
Usage: 33

References

Fausets

Context Readings

All About Life

13 Take his garment who is surety for a stranger, and hold it as a pledge of him for an immoral woman. 14 He that blesses his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him. 15 A continual dripping on a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.



Cross References

2 Samuel 15:2-7

And Absalom rose up early, and stood beside the way of the gate: and it was so, that when any man that had a controversy came to the king for judgment, then Absalom called unto him, and said, Of what city are you? And he said, Your servant is of one of the tribes of Israel.

2 Samuel 16:16-19

And it came to pass, when Hushai the Archite, David's friend, was come unto Absalom, that Hushai said unto Absalom, God save the king, God save the king.

2 Samuel 17:7-13

And Hushai said unto Absalom, The counsel that Ahithophel has given is not good at this time.

1 Kings 22:6

Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, about four hundred men, and said unto them, Shall I go against Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall I forbear? And they said, Go up; for the Lord shall deliver it into the hand of the king.

1 Kings 22:13

And the messenger that had gone to call Micaiah spoke unto him, saying, Behold now, the words of the prophets declare good unto the king with one mouth: let your word, I pray you, be like the word of one of them, and speak that which is good.

Jeremiah 28:2-4

Thus speaks the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying, I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon.

Acts 12:22-23

And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man.

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