Parallel Verses

New Heart English Bible

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

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.

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 Blessed is the man who is always reverent; but the one who hardens his heart will fall into evil. 15 As a roaring lion or a charging bear, so is a wicked ruler over helpless people. 16 A tyrannical ruler lacks judgment. One who hates ill-gotten gain will have long days.



Cross References

Matthew 2:16

Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked by the wise men, was exceedingly angry, and sent out, and killed all the male children who were in Bethlehem and in all the surrounding countryside, from two years old and under, according to the exact time which he had learned from the wise men.

1 Peter 5:8

Be sober and self-controlled. Be watchful. Your adversary the devil, walks around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

Exodus 1:22

Pharaoh commanded all his people, saying, "You shall cast every son who is born into the river, and every daughter you shall save alive."

2 Kings 21:16

Moreover Manasseh shed innocent blood very much, until he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another; besides his sin with which 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 service, in mortar and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field, all their service, in which they ruthlessly made them serve.

1 Samuel 22:17-19

The king said to the guard who stood about him, "Turn, and kill the priests of the LORD; because their hand also is with David, and because they knew that he fled, and did not disclose it to me." But the servants of the king wouldn't put forth their hand to fall on the priests of the LORD.

2 Kings 2:24

He looked behind him and saw them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. Two female bears came out of the woods, and mauled forty-two of those youths.

2 Kings 15:16

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

Esther 3:6-10

But he scorned the thought of laying hands on Mordecai alone, for they had made known to him Mordecai's people. Therefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews who were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus, even Mordecai's people.

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 roaring of a lion. He who provokes him to anger forfeits his own life.

Hosea 5:11

Ephraim is oppressed, he is crushed in judgment; Because he is intent in his pursuit of idols.

Hosea 13:8

I will meet them like a bear that is bereaved of her cubs, and will tear the covering of their heart. There I will devour them like a lioness. The wild animal will tear them.

Proverbs 17:12

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

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