Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He who would restrain her restrains the wind,
And grasps oil with his right hand.

King James Version

Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth itself.

Holman Bible

The one who controls her controls the wind
and grasps oil with his right hand.

International Standard Version

Trying to keep her in check is like stopping a wind storm or grabbing oil with your right hand.

A Conservative Version

He who would restrain her restrains the wind, and his right hand encounters oil.

American Standard Version

He that would restrain her restraineth the wind; And his right hand encountereth oil.

Amplified


Whoever attempts to restrain her [criticism] might as well try to stop the wind,
And grasps oil with his right hand.

Bible in Basic English

He who keeps secret the secret of his friend, will get himself a name for good faith.

Darby Translation

whosoever will restrain her restraineth the wind, and his right hand encountereth oil.

Julia Smith Translation

He hiding her, hid the wind, and he shall call the oil of his right hand.

King James 2000

Whosoever restrains her restrains the wind, or grasps oil with his right hand.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[In] restraining her, he restrains wind, and his right hand will grasp oil.

Modern King James verseion

Whoever hides her hides the wind, and his right hand encounters slippery oil.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He that refraineth her, refraineth the wind, and holdeth oil fast in his hand.

NET Bible

Whoever hides her hides the wind or grasps oil with his right hand.

New Heart English Bible

restraining her is like restraining the wind, or like grasping oil in his right hand.

The Emphasized Bible

He that hideth her, hideth the wind, and, perfume, his right hand may proclaim.

Webster

Whoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand which bewrayeth itself.

World English Bible

restraining her is like restraining the wind, or like grasping oil in his right hand.

Youngs Literal Translation

Whoso is hiding her hath hidden the wind, And the ointment of his right hand calleth out.

Topics

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
צפן 
Tsaphan 
Usage: 32

צפן 
Tsaphan 
Usage: 32

the wind
רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 378

and the ointment
שׁמן 
Shemen 
Usage: 193

ימין 
Yamiyn 
Usage: 139

References

Easton

Morish

Context Readings

All About Life

15 A constant dripping on a day of steady rain
And a contentious woman are alike;
16 He who would restrain her restrains the wind,
And grasps oil with his right hand.
17 Iron sharpens iron,
So one man sharpens another.



Cross References

John 12:3

Mary then took a pound of very costly perfume of pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

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