Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

A man who is in splendor, and understands not, is like the beasts that perish.

New American Standard Bible

Man in his pomp, yet without understanding, Is like the beasts that perish.

King James Version

Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.

Holman Bible

A man with valuable possessions
but without understanding
is like the animals that perish.

International Standard Version

Humanity, despite its conceit, does not understand that it will perish, just like the animals. A song of Asaph.

American Standard Version

Man that is in honor, and understandeth not, Is like the beasts that perish.

Amplified

A man who is held in honor and understands not is like the beasts that perish.

Bible in Basic English

Man, like the animals, does not go on for ever; he comes to an end like the beasts.

Darby Translation

Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.

Julia Smith Translation

Man in honor shall not understand; being like as the beasts, they perished.

King James 2000

Man that is in honor, and understands not, is like the beasts that perish.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Humankind in [its] pomp, but does not understand, is like the beasts [that] perish.

Modern King James verseion

Man in honor, but without understanding, is like the animals; they shall perish.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

When a man is in honour and hath no understanding, he is compared unto the brute beasts - and becometh like unto them.

NET Bible

Wealthy people do not understand; they are like animals that perish.

New Heart English Bible

A man who has riches without understanding, is like the animals that perish.

The Emphasized Bible

A son of earth though wealthy, who discerneth not, Hath made himself a by-word, Beasts, they resemble.

Webster

Man that is in honor, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.

World English Bible

A man who has riches without understanding, is like the animals that perish. A Psalm by Asaph.

Youngs Literal Translation

Man in honour, who understandest not, Hath been like the beasts, they have been cut off!

References

Smith

Context Readings

Misplaced Trust In Wealth

19 he shall go to the generation of his fathers. They shall never see the light. 20 A man who is in splendor, and understands not, is like the beasts that perish.


Cross References

Psalm 49:12

Even a man in splendor does not abide. He is like the beasts that perish.

Esther 5:11-14

And Haman recounted to them the glory of his riches, and the multitude of his sons, and all the things in which the king had promoted him, and how he had advanced him above the rulers and servants of the king.

Esther 7:10

So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then the king's wrath was pacified.

Job 4:21

Is not their tent-cord plucked up within them? They die, and that without wisdom.

Psalm 73:18-19

Surely thou set them in slippery places. Thou cast them down to destruction.

Ecclesiastes 3:18-19

I said in my heart, [It is] because of the sons of men, that God may prove them, and that they may see that they themselves are beasts.

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