Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

A leader who is a great oppressor lacks understanding,
But he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days.

King James Version

The prince that wanteth understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days.

Holman Bible

A leader who lacks understanding
is very oppressive,
but one who hates dishonest profit
prolongs his life.

International Standard Version

A Commander-in-Chief who is a cruel oppressor lacks understanding, but whoever hates unjust gain will live longer.

A Conservative Version

The ruler who lacks understanding is also a great oppressor, [but] he who hates covetousness shall prolong his days.

American Standard Version

The prince that lacketh understanding is also a great oppressor; But he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days.

Amplified


A leader who is a great oppressor lacks understanding and common sense [and his wickedness shortens his days],
But he who hates unjust gain will [be blessed and] prolong his days.

Bible in Basic English

The prince who has no sense is a cruel ruler; but he who has no desire to get profit for himself will have long life.

Darby Translation

The prince void of intelligence is also a great oppressor: he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days.

Julia Smith Translation

A prince wanting understanding and great in oppressions: he hating gain shall lengthen the days.

King James 2000

The prince that lacks understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hates covetousness shall prolong his days.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A ruler who lacks understanding is a cruel oppressor, [but] those who hate unjust gain will have long days.

Modern King James verseion

A ruler lacking understanding even adds oppressions; he who hates unjust gain shall prolong his days.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Where the prince is without understanding, there is great oppression and wrong; but if he be such one as hateth covetousness, he shall long reign.

NET Bible

The prince who is a great oppressor lacks wisdom, but the one who hates unjust gain will prolong his days.

New Heart English Bible

A tyrannical ruler lacks judgment. One who hates ill-gotten gain will have long days.

The Emphasized Bible

A leader, may lack intelligence, yet abound in oppressions, The hater of greed, shall lengthen out days.

Webster

The prince that wanteth understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days.

World English Bible

A tyrannical ruler lacks judgment. One who hates ill-gotten gain will have long days.

Youngs Literal Translation

A leader lacking understanding multiplieth oppressions, Whoso is hating dishonest gain prolongeth days.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
נגד נגיד 
Nagiyd 
Usage: 44

חסר 
Chacer 
Usage: 18

תּובנה תּבוּנה תּבוּןo 
Tabuwn 
Usage: 42

is also a great
רב 
Rab 
Usage: 458

מעשׁקּה 
Ma`ashaqqah 
Usage: 2

but he that hateth
שׂנא 
Sane' 
Usage: 145

בּצע 
Betsa` 
Usage: 22

ארך 
'arak 
Usage: 34

References

Hastings

Context Readings

All About Life

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.
17 A man who is laden with the guilt of human blood
Will be a fugitive until death; let no one support him.



Cross References

Isaiah 3:12

O My people! Their oppressors are children,
And women rule over them.
O My people! Those who guide you lead you astray
And confuse the direction of your paths.

Exodus 18:21

Furthermore, you shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens.

1 Kings 12:10

The young men who grew up with him spoke to him, saying, “Thus you shall say to this people who spoke to you, saying, ‘Your father made our yoke heavy, now you make it lighter for us!’ But you shall speak to them, ‘My little finger is thicker than my father’s loins!

1 Kings 12:14

and he spoke to them according to the advice of the young men, saying, “My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke; my father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions.”

Nehemiah 5:15

But the former governors who were before me laid burdens on the people and took from them bread and wine besides forty shekels of silver; even their servants domineered the people. But I did not do so because of the fear of God.

Ecclesiastes 4:1

Then I looked again at all the acts of oppression which were being done under the sun. And behold I saw the tears of the oppressed and that they had no one to comfort them; and on the side of their oppressors was power, but they had no one to comfort them.

Isaiah 33:15-16

He who walks righteously and speaks with sincerity,
He who rejects unjust gain
And shakes his hands so that they hold no bribe;
He who stops his ears from hearing about bloodshed
And shuts his eyes from looking upon evil;

Jeremiah 22:15-17

“Do you become a king because you are competing in cedar?
Did not your father eat and drink
And do justice and righteousness?
Then it was well with him.

Amos 4:1

Hear this word, you cows of Bashan who are on the mountain of Samaria,
Who oppress the poor, who crush the needy,
Who say to your husbands, “Bring now, that we may drink!”

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