Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

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

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 does wrong, it has many princes,
But when the ruler is a man of understanding and knowledge, its stability endures.

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.

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.

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

are the princes
שׂר 
Sar 
Usage: 421

thereof but by a man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

Context Readings

All About Life

1 The lawless, fleeth when no man pursueth, but, the righteous, like a lion, are confident. 2 For the transgressions of a land, many are the rulers thereof, but, under an intelligent and discerning man, stability is prolonged. 3 A poor man, who oppresseth the helpless, is like a rain beating down, leaving no food.



Cross References

Genesis 45:5-8

But, now, do not grieve, neither let it be vexing in your eyes, that ye sold me hither, - for, to save life, did God send me before you.

1 Kings 15:25

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

1 Kings 15:28

And Baasha slew him, in the third year of Asa king of Judah, - and reigned in his stead.

1 Kings 16:8-29

In the twenty-sixth year of Asa king of Judah, began Elah son of Baasha to reign over Israel, in Tirzah, and he reigned two years.

2 Kings 15:8-31

In the thirty-eighth year of Azariah king of Judah, began Zechariah son of Jeroboam to reign over Israel, in Samaria, and he reigned six months.

2 Chronicles 32:20-26

And Hezekiah the king and Isaiah son of Amoz, the prophet, prayed concerning this,-and made outcry unto the heavens,

2 Chronicles 36:1-12

And the people of the land took Jehoahaz, son of Josiah, - and made him king instead of his father, in Jerusalem.

Job 22:28-30

And thou shalt decree a purpose, and it shall be fulfilled unto thee, and, upon thy ways, shall have shone a light;

Ecclesiastes 9:15

but there was found therein, a man, poor but wise, and, he, delivered the city by his wisdom, - yet, no one, remembered that poor man.

Isaiah 3:1-7

For lo! the Lord, Yahweh of hosts, removing from Jerusalem and from Judah, The stay and staff, - The whole stay of bread, And the whole stay of water:

Isaiah 58:12

And they who come of thee shall build the wastes of age-past times, And as for the foundations of generation after generation, thou shall rear them up, - So shalt thou be called - A Repairer of broken walls, A Restorer of paths leading home.

Daniel 4:27

Wherefore, O king, let, my counsel, be pleasing unto thee, thy sin, then, - by righteousness, break thou off, and, thine iniquities, by shewing favour to the oppressed, - if so be it may become the lengthening out of thy security.

Hosea 13:11

I might give thee a king in mine anger, and take him away in my wrath.

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