Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Never devote all your energy to sex, or dedicate your life to destroying kings.

New American Standard Bible

Do not give your strength to women, Or your ways to that which destroys kings.

King James Version

Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.

Holman Bible

Don’t spend your energy on women
or your efforts on those who destroy kings.

A Conservative Version

Give not thy strength to women, nor thy ways to that which destroys kings.

American Standard Version

Give not thy strength unto women, Nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.

Amplified

Give not your strength to [loose] women, nor your ways to those who and that which ruin and destroy kings.

Bible in Basic English

Do not give your strength to women, or your ways to that which is the destruction of kings.

Darby Translation

Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to them that destroy kings.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Do not give thy strength nor thy ways unto the women who destroy kings.

Julia Smith Translation

Thou shalt not give thy strength to women, and thy ways to the destroying of kings.

King James 2000

Give not your strength unto women, nor your ways to that which destroys kings.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Do not give your strength to the women, and your ways to destroy kings.

Modern King James verseion

Do not give your strength to women, nor your ways to that which destroys kings.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

give not over thy substance and mind unto women, which are the destruction even of kings.

NET Bible

Do not give your strength to women, nor your ways to that which ruins kings.

New Heart English Bible

Do not give your strength to women, nor your ways to that which destroys kings.

The Emphasized Bible

Do not give, to women, thy strength, nor thy ways, to them who ruin kings.

Webster

Give not thy strength to women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.

World English Bible

Don't give your strength to women, nor your ways to that which destroys kings.

Youngs Literal Translation

Give not to women thy strength, And thy ways to wiping away of kings.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

חיל 
Chayil 
Usage: 243

נשׁים אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
Usage: 780

דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

מחה 
Machah 
Usage: 36

References

Context Readings

The Oracle Of King Lemuel

2 No, my son! No, my son whom I conceived! No, my son to whom I gave birth! 3 Never devote all your energy to sex, or dedicate your life to destroying kings. 4 It is not for kings, Lemuel Not for kings to drink wine or for rulers to desire liquor.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 17:17

Also, he must not accumulate wives for himself (otherwise, his affection will become diverted), nor accumulate for himself excessive quantities of silver and gold.

Nehemiah 13:26

Didn't Solomon, king of Israel, sin by doing these things, even though among many nations there was no king like him who was loved by his God, and God made him king over all Israel? Even so, foreign women caused him to sin.

Proverbs 5:9-11

so that you don't give your honor to others, and waste your best years;

1 Kings 11:1

But King Solomon married many foreign women besides the daughter of Pharaoh: women from Moab, Ammon, Edom, and Sidonia, along with Hittite women, too,

Proverbs 7:26-27

For many are the victims whom she has conquered, and many are her slain.

Hosea 4:11

"Sexual immorality, wine, and fresh wine seduce the heart of my people.

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