Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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.

Darby Translation

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

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 charging bear that's what a wicked tyrant is over poor people. 16 A Commander-in-Chief who is a cruel oppressor lacks understanding, but whoever hates unjust gain will live longer. 17 A guilty man tormented by bloodshed will be a lifelong fugitive; let no one support him.



Cross References

Isaiah 3:12

"As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. My people, your leaders are misleading you they're giving you confusing directions."

Exodus 18:21

You are to look for capable men among the people, men who fear God, men of integrity who hate dishonest gain. You are to set these men over them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens.

1 Kings 12:10

"This is what you should tell these people who asked you "Your father made our burden heavy, but you must make it lighter for us!'" the young men who grew up with Rehoboam replied. "Tell them, "My little finger will be thicker than my father's whole body!

1 Kings 12:14

Instead, Rehoboam spoke to them along the lines of what the younger men suggested. He told them, "My father burdened you heavily, but I will add to that burden. If my father disciplined you with whips, I'm going to discipline you with scorpions!"

Nehemiah 5:15

Nevertheless, the former governors before me placed a heavy burden on the people. They received food and wine, plus a tax of 40 shekels of silver. Even their young men took advantage of the people, but I never did so because I feared God.

Ecclesiastes 4:1

Next I turned to consider all kinds of oppression that exists on earth. Look at the tears of the oppressed there is no one to comfort them. Power is on the side of their oppressors; so they have no comforters.

Isaiah 33:15-16

The one who walks righteously and has spoken sincere words, who rejects gain from extortion and waves his hand, rejecting bribes, who blocks his ears from hearing plots of murder and shuts his eyes against seeing evil

Jeremiah 22:15-17

Are you a king because you try to outdo everyone with cedar? Your father ate and drank and upheld justice and righteousness, did he not? And then it went well for him.

Amos 4:1

"Listen to this message, you fat cows from Bashan, who live on the Samaritan mountains, who oppress the poor, who rob the needy, and who constantly ask your husbands for one more drink!"

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