Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

a servant when he becomes king,
a fool when he is stuffed with food,

New American Standard Bible

Under a slave when he becomes king, And a fool when he is satisfied with food,

King James Version

For a servant when he reigneth; and a fool when he is filled with meat;

International Standard Version

Under a slave when he becomes a king, a fool when he is overfed,

A Conservative Version

For a servant when he is king, and a fool when he is filled with food,

American Standard Version

For a servant when he is king; And a fool when he is filled with food;

Amplified

Under a servant when he reigns, a [empty-headed] fool when he is filled with food,

Bible in Basic English

A servant when he becomes a king; a man without sense when his wealth is increased;

Darby Translation

Under a servant when he reigneth, and a churl when he is filled with meat;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For a slave when he reigns; and a fool when he is filled with bread;

Julia Smith Translation

For a servant when he shall reign; and the foolish one when he shall be filled with bread;

King James 2000

For a servant when he reigns; and a fool when he is filled with food;

Lexham Expanded Bible

under a slave when he becomes king, and a fool when he is satisfied [with] food;

Modern King James verseion

for a servant when he reigns; and a fool when he is filled with food;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

through a servant that beareth rule, through a fool that hath great riches,

NET Bible

under a servant who becomes king, under a fool who is stuffed with food,

New Heart English Bible

For a servant when he is king; a fool when he is filled with food;

The Emphasized Bible

Under a servant, when he reigneth, and a base man, when he is surfeited with food;

Webster

For a servant when he reigneth; and a fool when he is filled with food.

World English Bible

For a servant when he is king; a fool when he is filled with food;

Youngs Literal Translation

For a servant when he reigneth, And a fool when he is satisfied with bread,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
עבד 
`ebed 
Usage: 800

מלך 
Malak 
Usage: 350

and a fool
נבל 
Nabal 
Usage: 18

when he is filled
שׂבע שׂבע 
Saba` 
Usage: 98

References

Context Readings

Four Things That Are Intolerable

21 The earth trembles under three things;
it cannot bear up under four:
22 a servant when he becomes king,
a fool when he is stuffed with food,
23 an unloved woman when she marries,
and a servant girl when she ousts her queen.



Cross References

Proverbs 19:10

Luxury is not appropriate for a fool
how much less for a slave to rule over princes!

Ecclesiastes 10:7

I have seen slaves on horses,
but princes walking on the ground like slaves.

1 Samuel 25:3

The man’s name was Nabal, and his wife’s name, Abigail. The woman was intelligent and beautiful, but the man, a Calebite, was harsh and evil in his dealings.

1 Samuel 25:10-11

Nabal asked them, “Who is David? Who is Jesse’s son? Many slaves these days are running away from their masters.

1 Samuel 25:25

My lord should pay no attention to this worthless man Nabal, for he lives up to his name: His name is Nabal, and stupidity is all he knows. I, your servant, didn’t see my lord’s young men whom you sent.

1 Samuel 25:36-38

Then Abigail went to Nabal, and there he was in his house, holding a feast fit for a king. Nabal was in a good mood and very drunk, so she didn’t say anything to him until morning light.

1 Samuel 30:16

So he led him, and there were the Amalekites, spread out over the entire area, eating, drinking, and celebrating because of the great amount of plunder they had taken from the land of the Philistines and the land of Judah.

Proverbs 28:3

A destitute leader who oppresses the poor
is like a driving rain that leaves no food.

Isaiah 3:4-5

“I will make youths their leaders,
and the unstable will govern them.”

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