Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

When the righteous are increased, the people rejoice, but when a wicked man bears rule, the people sigh.

New American Standard Bible

When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, But when a wicked man rules, people groan.

King James Version

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

Holman Bible

When the righteous flourish, the people rejoice,
but when the wicked rule, people groan.

International Standard Version

As the righteous grow powerful, people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, people groan.

American Standard Version

When the righteous are increased, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man beareth rule, the people sigh.

Amplified

When the [uncompromisingly] righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked man rules, the people groan and sigh.

Bible in Basic English

When the upright have power, the people are glad; when an evil man is ruler, grief comes on the people.

Darby Translation

When the righteous increase, the people rejoice; but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice, but when the wicked bear rule, the people mourn.

Julia Smith Translation

In the increasing of the just the people will rejoice: and in the ruling of the unjust one the people will groan.

King James 2000

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bears rule, the people mourn.

Lexham Expanded Bible

When the righteous are numerous, the people will rejoice, but when the wicked are ruling, people will groan.

Modern King James verseion

When the righteous increase, the people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, the people mourn.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Where the righteous have the over hand, the people are in prosperity; but where the ungodly beareth rule, there the people mourn.

NET Bible

When the righteous become numerous, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan.

New Heart English Bible

When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, the people groan.

The Emphasized Bible

When the righteous become great, the people rejoice, but, when a lawless man beareth rule, a people sigh.

Webster

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

World English Bible

When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, the people groan.

Youngs Literal Translation

In the multiplying of the righteous the people rejoice, And in the ruling of the wicked the people sigh.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
צדּיק 
Tsaddiyq 
Usage: 206

the people
עם 
`am 
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867
Usage: 1867

שׂמח 
Samach 
Usage: 155

but when the wicked
רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 263

משׁל 
Mashal 
Usage: 81

Verse Info

Context Readings

All About Life

1 He who, being often reproved, hardens his neck shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy. 2 When the righteous are increased, the people rejoice, but when a wicked man bears rule, the people sigh. 3 He who loves wisdom delights his father, but he who keeps company with harlots wastes [his] substance.



Cross References

Esther 8:15

And Mordecai went forth from the presence of the king in royal apparel of blue and white, and with a great crown of gold, and with a robe of fine linen and purple. And the city of Shushan shouted and was glad.

Proverbs 28:12

When the righteous triumph, there is great glory, but when the wicked rise, men hide themselves.

Proverbs 11:10

When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices. And when the wicked perish, there is shouting.

Esther 3:15

The posts went forth in haste by the king's commandment, and the decree was given out in Shushan the palace. And the king and Haman sat down to drink, but the city of Shushan was perplexed.

Proverbs 28:28

When the wicked rise, men hide themselves, but when they perish, the righteous increase.

Psalm 72:1-7

Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness to the king's son.

Ecclesiastes 10:5

There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, as it were an error which proceeds from the ruler:

Isaiah 32:1-2

Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and rulers shall rule in justice.

Jeremiah 23:5-6

Behold, the days come, says LORD, that I will raise to David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.

Matthew 2:3

And Herod the king having heard it, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.

Matthew 2:16

Then Herod, when he saw that he was scorned by the wise men, was exceedingly angry, and having sent forth, he killed all the boys in Bethlehem, and in all the borders of it, from two years old and under, according to the time that

Revelation 11:15

And the seventh agent sounded, and great voices occurred in heaven, saying, The kingdom of the world has become of our Lord, and of his Christ, and he will reign into the ages of the ages.

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