Parallel Verses

NET Bible

Wealthy people do not understand; they are like animals 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.

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.

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 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 he will join his ancestors; they will never again see the light of day. 20 Wealthy people do not understand; they are like animals that perish.


Cross References

Psalm 49:12

but, despite their wealth, people do not last, they are like animals that perish.

Esther 5:11-14

Haman then recounted to them his fabulous wealth, his many sons, and how the king had magnified him and exalted him over the king's other officials and servants.

Esther 7:10

So they hanged Haman on the very gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. The king's rage then abated.

Job 4:21

Is not their excess wealth taken away from them? They die, yet without attaining wisdom.

Psalm 73:18-19

Surely you put them in slippery places; you bring them down to ruin.

Ecclesiastes 3:18-19

I also thought to myself, "It is for the sake of people, so God can clearly show them that they are like animals.

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