Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

Can a man carry fire in his lap, and his clothes not burn?

New American Standard Bible

Can a man take fire in his bosom And his clothes not be burned?

King James Version

Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?

Holman Bible

Can a man embrace fire
and his clothes not be burned?

International Standard Version

Can a man scoop fire into his bosom without burning his clothes?

A Conservative Version

Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?

American Standard Version

Can a man take fire in his bosom, And his clothes not be burned?

Amplified

Can a man take fire in his bosom and his clothes not be burned?

Bible in Basic English

May a man take fire to his breast without burning his clothing?

Darby Translation

Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his garments not be burned?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Can a man take fire in his bosom and his clothes not be burned?

Julia Smith Translation

A man taking fire in his bosom, shall his garments not be burnt?

King James 2000

Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?

Modern King James verseion

Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

May a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burnt?

NET Bible

Can a man hold fire against his chest without burning his clothes?

New Heart English Bible

Can a man scoop fire into his lap, and his clothes not be burned?

The Emphasized Bible

Can a man snatch up fire in his bosom, and, his clothes, not be burned?

Webster

Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?

World English Bible

Can a man scoop fire into his lap, and his clothes not be burned?

Youngs Literal Translation

Doth a man take fire into his bosom, And are his garments not burnt?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Can a man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

חתה 
Chathah 
Usage: 4

אשׁ 
'esh 
Usage: 378

in his bosom
חוק חק חיק 
Cheyq 
Usage: 38

and his clothes
בּגד 
Beged 
Usage: 217

Verse Info

Context Readings

Warning Against Relations With A Married Woman

26 For [the] price of a woman, a prostitute, [is the] price of a loaf of bread, but the {woman belonging to a man} hunts precious life. 27 Can a man carry fire in his lap, and his clothes not burn? 28 If a man walks upon the hot coals, will his feet not be burned?


Cross References

Job 31:9-12

"If my heart has been enticed by a woman, and at my neighbor's doorway I have lain in wait,

Hosea 7:4-7

All of them commit adultery, like a burning oven whose baker has stopped from stirring the fire, and from kneading [the] dough until it is leavened.

James 3:5

So also the tongue is a small member [of the body] and boasts great [things]. Behold how small a fire sets ablaze how great a forest!

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