Parallel Verses

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.

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.

A Conservative Version

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

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,
Yet who lacks [spiritual] understanding and a teachable heart, 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.

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 But when he followeth his fathers' generation, he shall never see light any more. 20 When a man is in honour and hath no understanding, he is compared unto the brute beasts - and becometh like unto them.


Cross References

Psalm 49:12

Nevertheless, man will not abide in honour, seeing he may be compared unto the beasts that perish; this is the way of them.

Esther 5:11-14

and told them of the glory of his riches, and the multitude of his children all together how the king had promoted him so greatly, and how that he was taken above the princes and servants of the king.

Esther 7:10

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

Job 4:21

Is not their dignity taken away with them? They shall die - and not in wisdom.'

Psalm 73:18-19

Namely, how thou hast set them in a slippery places, that thou mayest cast them down headlong and destroy them.

Ecclesiastes 3:18-19

I communed with mine own heart also concerning the children of men: how God hath chosen them, and yet letteth them appear as though they were beasts.

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