Parallel Verses

King James Version

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

New American Standard Bible

Like a roaring lion and a rushing bear Is a wicked ruler over a 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

Hastings

Context Readings

All About Life

14 Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief. 15 As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people. 16 The prince that wanteth understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days.



Cross References

Matthew 2:16

Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.

1 Peter 5:8

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

Exodus 1:22

And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive.

2 Kings 21:16

Moreover Manasseh shed innocent blood very much, till he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another; beside his sin wherewith he made Judah to sin, in doing that which was evil in the sight of the LORD.

Exodus 1:14-16

And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour.

1 Samuel 22:17-19

And the king said unto the footmen that stood about him, Turn, and slay the priests of the LORD; because their hand also is with David, and because they knew when he fled, and did not shew it to me. But the servants of the king would not put forth their hand to fall upon the priests of the LORD.

2 Kings 2:24

And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.

2 Kings 15:16

Then Menahem smote Tiphsah, and all that were therein, and the coasts thereof from Tirzah: because they opened not to him, therefore he smote it; and all the women therein that were with child he ripped up.

Esther 3:6-10

And he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had shewed him the people of Mordecai: wherefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews that were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus, even the people of Mordecai.

Proverbs 19:12

The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.

Proverbs 20:2

The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul.

Hosea 5:11

Ephraim is oppressed and broken in judgment, because he willingly walked after the commandment.

Hosea 13:8

I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her whelps, and will rend the caul of their heart, and there will I devour them like a lion: the wild beast shall tear them.

Proverbs 17:12

Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.

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