Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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.

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

Hastings

Context Readings

All About Life

14 Happy is the one who is always reverent,
but one who hardens his heart falls into trouble.
15 A wicked ruler over a helpless people
is like a roaring lion or a charging bear.
16 A leader who lacks understanding
is very oppressive,
but one who hates dishonest profit
prolongs his life.



Cross References

Matthew 2:16

Then Herod, when he saw that he had been outwitted by the wise men, flew into a rage. He gave orders to massacre all the male children in and around Bethlehem who were two years old and under, in keeping with the time he had learned from the wise men.

1 Peter 5:8

Be serious! Be alert! Your adversary the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour.

Exodus 1:22

Pharaoh then commanded all his people: “You must throw every son born to the Hebrews into the Nile, but let every daughter live.”

2 Kings 21:16

Manasseh also shed so much innocent blood that he filled Jerusalem with it from one end to another. This was in addition to his sin that he caused Judah to commit. Consequently, they did what was evil in the Lord’s sight.

Exodus 1:14-16

and made their lives bitter with difficult labor in brick and mortar and in all kinds of fieldwork. They ruthlessly imposed all this work on them.

1 Samuel 22:17-19

Then the king ordered the guards standing by him, “Turn and kill the priests of the Lord because they sided with David. For they knew he was fleeing, but they didn’t tell me.” But the king’s servants would not lift a hand to execute the priests of the Lord.

2 Kings 2:24

He turned around, looked at them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord. Then two female bears came out of the woods and mauled 42 of the children.

2 Kings 15:16

At that time, starting from Tirzah, Menahem attacked Tiphsah, all who were in it, and its territory. Because they wouldn’t surrender, he attacked it and ripped open all the pregnant women.

Esther 3:6-10

And when he learned of Mordecai’s ethnic identity, Haman decided not to do away with Mordecai alone. He planned to destroy all of Mordecai’s people, the Jews, throughout Ahasuerus’s kingdom.

Proverbs 19:12

A king’s rage is like the roaring of a lion,
but his favor is like dew on the grass.

Proverbs 20:2

A king’s terrible wrath is like the roaring of a lion;
anyone who provokes him endangers himself.

Hosea 5:11

Ephraim is oppressed, crushed in judgment,
for he is determined to follow what is worthless.

Hosea 13:8

I will attack them
like a bear robbed of her cubs
and tear open the rib cage over their hearts.
I will devour them there like a lioness,
like a wild beast that would rip them open.

Proverbs 17:12

Better for a man to meet a bear robbed of her cubs
than a fool in his foolishness.

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