Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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 ruler who lacks understanding is [like a wicked one] a great oppressor, but he who hates covetousness and unjust gain shall 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The prince void of intelligence is also a great oppressor, but he that hates 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 A roaring lion, and a ranging bear, is a wicked ruler over a poor people. 16 The prince void of intelligence is also a great oppressor: he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days. 17 A man laden with the blood of any person, fleeth to the pit: let no man stay him.



Cross References

Isaiah 3:12

As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. My people! they that guide thee mislead thee, and destroy the way of thy paths.

Exodus 18:21

But do thou provide among all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place them over them, chiefs of thousands, chiefs of hundreds, chiefs of fifties, and chiefs of tens,

1 Kings 12:10

And the young men that had grown up with him spoke to him saying, Thus shalt thou say to this people that have spoken to thee saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, and lighten thou it for us, thus shalt thou say 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 chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.

Nehemiah 5:15

But the former governors that were before me had been chargeable to the people, and had taken of them bread and wine, besides forty shekels of silver: even their servants bore rule over the people. But I did not so, because of the fear of God.

Ecclesiastes 4:1

And I returned and saw all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold, the tears of the oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors was power, and they had no comforter.

Isaiah 33:15-16

He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from taking hold of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil:

Jeremiah 22:15-17

Shalt thou reign, because thou viest with the cedar? Did not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice? Then it was well with him.

Amos 4:1

Hear this word, ye kine of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, that oppress the poor, that crush the needy, that say to their lords, Bring, and let us drink:

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