Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Like a roaring lion and a rushing bear Is a wicked ruler over a poor people.

King James Version

As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.

Holman Bible

A wicked ruler over a helpless people is like a roaring lion or a charging bear.

International Standard Version

A roaring lion and a charging bear that's what a wicked tyrant is over poor people.

A Conservative Version

A roaring lion, and a ranging bear, [is] a wicked ruler over a poor people.

American Standard Version

As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear,'so is a wicked ruler over a poor people.

Amplified

Like a roaring lion or a ravenous and charging bear is a wicked ruler over a poor people.

Bible in Basic English

Like a loud-voiced lion and a wandering bear, is an evil ruler over a poor people.

Darby Translation

A roaring lion, and a ranging bear, is a wicked ruler over a poor people.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

As a roaring lion and a hungry bear, so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.

Julia Smith Translation

A roaring lion and a greedy bear the unjust one ruling over a poor people.

King James 2000

As a roaring lion, and a charging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[Like] a roaring lion and a charging bear [is] a wicked ruler over a poor people.

Modern King James verseion

Like a roaring lion and a ranging bear, so is a wicked ruler over the helpless people.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Like as a roaring lion and a hungry bear, even so is an ungodly prince over the poor people.

NET Bible

Like a roaring lion or a roving bear, so is a wicked ruler over a poor people.

New Heart English Bible

As a roaring lion or a charging bear, so is a wicked ruler over helpless people.

The Emphasized Bible

A growling lion, and a ranging bear, is a lawless ruler, over a poor people.

Webster

As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.

World English Bible

As a roaring lion or a charging bear, so is a wicked ruler over helpless people.

Youngs Literal Translation

A growling lion, and a ranging bear, Is the wicked ruler over a poor people.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
As a roaring
נהם 
Naham 
Usage: 5

אריה ארי 
'ariy 
Usage: 80

and a ranging
שׁקק 
Shaqaq 
Usage: 6

דּוב דּב 
Dob 
Usage: 12

so is a wicked
רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 263

משׁל 
Mashal 
Usage: 81

over the poor
דּל 
Dal 
Usage: 48

References

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

All About Life

14 How blessed is the man who fears always, But he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity. 15 Like a roaring lion and a rushing bear Is a wicked ruler over a poor people. 16 A leader who is a great oppressor lacks understanding, But he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days.



Cross References

Matthew 2:16

Then when Herod saw that he had been tricked by the magi, he became very enraged, and sent and slew all the male children who were in Bethlehem and all its vicinity, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the magi.

1 Peter 5:8

Be of sober spirit, be on the alert Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Exodus 1:22

Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, saying, "Every son who is born you are to cast into the Nile, and every daughter you are to keep alive."

2 Kings 21:16

Moreover, Manasseh shed very much innocent blood until he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another; besides his sin with which he made Judah sin, in doing evil in the sight of the LORD.

Exodus 1:14-16

and they made their lives bitter with hard labor in mortar and bricks and at all kinds of labor in the field, all their labors which they rigorously imposed on them.

1 Samuel 22:17-19

And the king said to the guards who were attending him, "Turn around and put the priests of the LORD to death, because their hand also is with David and because they knew that he was fleeing and did not reveal it to me " But the servants of the king were not willing to put forth their hands to attack the priests of the LORD.

2 Kings 2:24

When he looked behind him and saw them, he cursed them in the name of the LORD. Then two female bears came out of the woods and tore up forty-two lads of their number.

2 Kings 15:16

Then Menahem struck Tiphsah and all who were in it and its borders from Tirzah, because they did not open to him; therefore he struck it and ripped up all its women who were with child.

Esther 3:6-10

But he disdained to lay hands on Mordecai alone, for they had told him who the people of Mordecai were; therefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews, the people of Mordecai, who were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus.

Proverbs 19:12

The king's wrath is like the roaring of a lion, But his favor is like dew on the grass.

Proverbs 20:2

The terror of a king is like the growling of a lion; He who provokes him to anger forfeits his own life.

Hosea 5:11

Ephraim is oppressed, crushed in judgment, Because he was determined to follow man's command.

Hosea 13:8

I will encounter them like a bear robbed of her cubs, And I will tear open their chests; There I will also devour them like a lioness, As a wild beast would tear them.

Proverbs 17:12

Let a man meet a bear robbed of her cubs, Rather than a fool in his folly.



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