Parallel Verses

New Heart English Bible

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

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.

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.

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 when no one pursues; but the righteous are as bold as a lion. 2 In rebellion, a land has many rulers, but order is maintained by a man of understanding and knowledge. 3 A needy man who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain which leaves no crops.



Cross References

Genesis 45:5-8

Now do not be grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life.

1 Kings 15:25

Nadab the 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

Even in the third year of Asa king of Judah, Baasha killed him, 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 began to reign over Israel in Tirzah for two years.

2 Kings 15:8-31

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

2 Chronicles 32:20-26

Hezekiah the king, and Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz, prayed because of this, and cried to heaven.

2 Chronicles 36:1-12

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

Job 22:28-30

You shall also decree a thing, and it shall be established for you, and light shall shine on your ways.

Ecclesiastes 9:15

Now a poor wise man was found in it, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.

Isaiah 3:1-7

For behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, takes away from Jerusalem and from Judah supply and support, the whole supply of bread, and the whole supply of water;

Isaiah 58:12

Those who shall be of you shall build the old waste places; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.

Daniel 4:27

Therefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to you, and break off your sins by righteousness, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor; if there may be a lengthening of your prosperity."

Hosea 13:11

I have given you a king in my anger, and have taken him away in my wrath.

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