Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

By the transgression of a land many are its princes, But by a man of understanding and knowledge, so it endures.

King James Version

For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged.

Holman Bible

When a land is in rebellion, it has many rulers, but with a discerning and knowledgeable person, it endures.

International Standard Version

When a land transgresses, it gains a succession of leaders, but with an understanding and knowledgeable man, its stability endures.

A Conservative Version

For the transgression of a land many are the rulers of it. But by men of understanding [and] knowledge the state shall be prolonged.

American Standard Version

For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof; But by men of understanding and knowledge the state thereof'shall be prolonged.

Amplified

When a land transgresses, it has many rulers, but when the ruler is a man of discernment, understanding, and knowledge, its stability will long continue.

Bible in Basic English

Because of the sin of the land, its troubles are increased; but by a man of wisdom and knowledge they will be put out like a fire.

Darby Translation

By the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof; but by a man of understanding and of knowledge, its stability is prolonged.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

By the rebellion of the land, many are its princes, but by the man of understanding and wisdom the land shall remain stable.

Julia Smith Translation

In the transgression of a land many its chiefs: and by a man understanding to know, the place shall be extended.

King James 2000

For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge its state shall be prolonged.

Lexham Expanded Bible

By the rebellion of a land, her rulers increase, but by a person of intelligence who knows justice, it will last.

Modern King James verseion

Because of the transgression of a land, many are its rulers; but it is prolonged by a man of discernment who knows right.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Because of sin the land doth oft change her prince; but through men of understanding and wisdom a realm endureth long.

NET Bible

When a country is rebellious it has many princes, but by someone who is discerning and knowledgeable order is maintained.

New Heart English Bible

In rebellion, a land has many rulers, but order is maintained by a man of understanding and knowledge.

The Emphasized Bible

For the transgressions of a land, many are the rulers thereof, but, under an intelligent and discerning man, stability is prolonged.

Webster

For the transgression of a land many are its princes: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged.

World English Bible

In rebellion, a land has many rulers, but order is maintained by a man of understanding and knowledge.

Youngs Literal Translation

By the transgression of a land many are its heads. And by an intelligent man, Who knoweth right -- it is prolonged.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
פּשׁע 
Pesha` 
Usage: 93

of a land
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

רב 
Rab 
Usage: 458

שׂר 
Sar 
Usage: 421

thereof but by a man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

Context Readings

All About Life

1 The wicked flee when no one is pursuing, But the righteous are bold as a lion. 2 By the transgression of a land many are its princes, But by a man of understanding and knowledge, so it endures. 3 A poor man who oppresses the lowly Is like a driving rain which leaves no food.



Cross References

Genesis 45:5-8

"Now do not be grieved or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life.

1 Kings 15:25

Now Nadab the son of Jeroboam became king over Israel in the second year of Asa king of Judah, and he reigned over Israel two years.

1 Kings 15:28

So Baasha killed him in the third year of Asa king of Judah and reigned in his place.

1 Kings 16:8-29

In the twenty-sixth year of Asa king of Judah, Elah the son of Baasha became king over Israel at Tirzah, and reigned two years.

2 Kings 15:8-31

In the thirty-eighth year of Azariah king of Judah, Zechariah the son of Jeroboam became king over Israel in Samaria for six months.

2 Chronicles 32:20-26

But King Hezekiah and Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, prayed about this and cried out to heaven.

2 Chronicles 36:1-12

Then the people of the land took Joahaz the son of Josiah, and made him king in place of his father in Jerusalem.

Job 22:28-30

"You will also decree a thing, and it will be established for you; And light will shine on your ways.

Ecclesiastes 9:15

But there was found in it a poor wise man and he delivered the city by his wisdom Yet no one remembered that poor man.

Isaiah 3:1-7

For behold, the Lord GOD of hosts is going to remove from Jerusalem and Judah Both supply and support, the whole supply of bread And the whole supply of water;

Isaiah 58:12

"Those from among you will rebuild the ancient ruins; You will raise up the age-old foundations; And you will be called the repairer of the breach, The restorer of the streets in which to dwell.

Daniel 4:27

'Therefore, O king, may my advice be pleasing to you: break away now from your sins by doing righteousness and from your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor, in case there may be a prolonging of your prosperity.'

Hosea 13:11

I gave you a king in My anger And took him away in My wrath.



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