Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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

are the princes
שׂר 
Sar 
Usage: 421

thereof but by a man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

Context Readings

All About Life

1 The wicked flee, though no one pursues, but the righteous are bold like a lion. 2 When a land transgresses, it gains a succession of leaders, but with an understanding and knowledgeable man, its stability endures. 3 A poor man who oppresses the weak is like a rainstorm that destroys all the crops.



Cross References

Genesis 45:5-8

"I'm your brother Joseph, whom you sold into slavery in Egypt!" he told them. "But don't be distressed or angry at yourselves because you sold me here, because God sent me ahead of you all in order to deliver us.

1 Kings 15:25

Jeroboam's son Nadab became king over Israel during the second year of the reign of King Asa over Judah. He reigned over Israel for two years,

1 Kings 15:28

Baasha killed him during the third year of the reign of King Asa of Judah and took Nadab's place as king.

1 Kings 16:8-29

During the twenty-sixth year of the reign of King Asa of Judah, Baasha's son Elah became king over Israel and reigned at Tirzah for two years.

2 Kings 15:8-31

During the thirty-eighth year of the reign of Azariah, king of Judah, Jeroboam's son Zachariah began a six-month reign in Samaria.

2 Chronicles 32:20-26

Meanwhile, King Hezekiah and Amoz's son Isaiah the prophet were praying about this and crying out to heaven.

2 Chronicles 36:1-12

After this, the people of the land installed Josiah's son Jehoahaz in Jerusalem as king to take his father's place.

Job 22:28-30

When you make a decision on something, it will be established for you, and light will brighten your way.

Ecclesiastes 9:15

Now there was found within it a poor, but wise man. He delivered the city by his wisdom, but not one person remembered that poor man.

Isaiah 3:1-7

"Note this! The Lord GOD of the Heavenly Armies is taking away from Jerusalem and Judah everything that your society needs all food supplies and all water supplies,

Isaiah 58:12

And your people will rebuild the ancient ruins; You'll raise up the age-old foundations, and people will call you "Repairer of Broken Walls,' "Restorer of Streets to Live In.'

Daniel 4:27

Therefore, your majesty, may my advice be acceptable to you: Stop your sinning, do what's right, and put a stop to your wickedness by showing kindness to the oppressed. Perhaps your tranquility will continue."

Hosea 13:11

I gave you a king in my anger, and I took him away in my fury."

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