Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

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

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 and a 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.

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.

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

Hastings

Context Readings

All About Life

14 How happy the man who is ever circumspect, whereas, he that hardeneth his heart, shall fall into calamity. 15 A growling lion, and a ranging bear, is a lawless ruler, over a poor people. 16 A leader, may lack intelligence, yet abound in oppressions, The hater of greed, shall lengthen out days.



Cross References

Matthew 2:16

Then Herod, seeing that he had been mocked by the wise men, was exceedingly enraged, - and sent and slew all the male children that were in Bethlehem, and in all its bounds, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had ascertained from the wise men.

1 Peter 5:8

Be sober! be watchful! Your slanderous adversary, as a roaring lion, is walking about - seeking to devour:

Exodus 1:22

Then gave Pharaoh command to all his people saying - Every son that is born to the Hebrews, into the river, shall ye cast him; But every daughter, shall ye suffer to live.

2 Kings 21:16

Moreover also, innocent blood, did Manasseh shed in great abundance, till he had filled Jerusalem, from one end to the other, besides his committing the sins which he caused, Judah, to commit, in doing the thing that was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh.

Exodus 1:14-16

and embittered their lives with harsh service, in clay and in bricks, and in all manner of service in the field, - all their service, wherein they rigorously made them serve.

1 Samuel 22:17-19

And the king said unto the runners that were stationed by him - Turn ye round and put to death the priests of Yahweh, because, their hand also, is with David, and because they knew that he was, in flight, and unveiled not mine ear. But the servants of the king were not willing to thrust forth their hand, to fall upon the priests of Yahweh.

2 Kings 2:24

And, when he turned round and saw them, he cursed them, in the name of Yahweh, - and there came forth two she-bears out of the wood, and tare, of them, forty-two youths.

2 Kings 15:16

Then, Menahem smote Tiphsah, and all that were therein, and the boundaries thereof, from Tirzah, because they opened not, therefore he smote them, - all the women therein that were with child, he ripped up.

Esther 3:6-10

but, it was contemptible in his eyes, to thrust forth a hand on Mordecai alone, for they had told him of the people of Mordecai, - and Haman sought to destroy all the Jews who were throughout all the kingdom of Ahasuerus, the people of Mordecai.

Proverbs 19:12

The growl as of a young lion, is the rage of a king, but, like dew upon the grass, is his good pleasure.

Proverbs 20:2

The growl as of a young lion, is the dread inspired by a king, he that provoketh him, endangereth his own life.

Hosea 5:11

Oppressed, is Ephraim, crushed in judgment, - because he hath, wilfully, walked after falsehood.

Hosea 13:8

I will fall upon them as a bear bereaved, and will read asunder the enclosure of their heart, - that I may devour them there, like a lioness, the wild beast of the field, shall tear them in pieces.

Proverbs 17:12

Let a bereaved bear encounter man, rather than a dullard, with his folly!

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