Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

International Standard Version

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

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 What, my son? and what, the son of my womb? and what, the son of my vows? 3 Give not your strength unto women, nor your ways to that which destroys kings. 4 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink:


Cross References

Deuteronomy 17:17

Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.

Nehemiah 13:26

Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things? yet among many nations was there no king like him, who was beloved of his God, and God made him king over all Israel: nevertheless even him did foreign women cause to sin.

Proverbs 5:9-11

Lest you give your honor unto others, and your years unto the merciless:

1 Kings 11:1

But king Solomon loved many foreign women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, and Hittites;

Proverbs 7:26-27

For she has cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her.

Hosea 4:11

Harlotry and wine and new wine take away the heart.

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