Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Mighty waters cannot extinguish love;
rivers cannot sweep it away.
If a man were to give all his wealth for love,
it would be utterly scorned.

New American Standard Bible

"Many waters cannot quench love, Nor will rivers overflow it; If a man were to give all the riches of his house for love, It would be utterly despised."

King James Version

Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.

International Standard Version

Mighty bodies of water cannot extinguish love, rivers cannot put it out. If a man were to give all the wealth of his house for love, he would surely be viewed with contempt.

A Conservative Version

Many waters cannot quench love, nor can floods drown it. If a man would give all the substance of his house for love, he would be utterly scorned.

American Standard Version

Many waters cannot quench love, Neither can floods drown it: If a man would give all the substance of his house for love, He would utterly be contemned.

Amplified

Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. If a man would offer all the goods of his house for love, he would be utterly scorned and despised.

Bible in Basic English

Much water may not put out love, or the deep waters overcome it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would be judged a price not great enough.

Darby Translation

Many waters cannot quench love, Neither do the floods drown it: Even if a man gave all the substance of his house for love, It would utterly be contemned.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The many waters cannot quench love, neither can the rivers drown it; if a man would give all the substance of his house for this love, it would certainly be despised.

Julia Smith Translation

Many waters shall not be able to quench love, and rivers shall not overwhelm it: if a man shall give all the riches of his house for love, despising, they shall be despised for him.

King James 2000

Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the wealth of his house for love, it would utterly be rejected.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot sweep it away. If a man were to give all the wealth of his house {for love}, he would be utterly scorned.

Modern King James verseion

Many waters cannot quench love, nor will the rivers overflow it. If a man would give all the wealth of his house for love, it would be scorned.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

so that many waters are not able to quench love, neither may the streams drown it. Yea, if a man would give all the good of his house for love, he should count it nothing.

NET Bible

Surging waters cannot quench love; floodwaters cannot overflow it. If someone were to offer all his possessions to buy love, the offer would be utterly despised.

New Heart English Bible

Many waters can't quench love, neither can floods drown it. If a man would give all the wealth of his house for love, he would be utterly scorned.

The Emphasized Bible

Many waters, cannot quench love, nor shall, floods, overwhelm it, - If a man would give all the substance of his house, for love, they would, utterly despise, him. ****

Webster

Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.

World English Bible

Many waters can't quench love, neither can floods drown it. If a man would give all the wealth of his house for love, he would be utterly scorned. Friends

Youngs Literal Translation

Many waters are not able to quench the love, And floods do not wash it away. If one give all the wealth of his house for love, Treading down -- they tread upon it.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
רב 
Rab 
Usage: 458

יכול יכל 
Yakol 
Usage: 194

כּבה 
Kabah 
Usage: 24

אהבה 
'ahabah 
Usage: 36

נהר 
Nahar 
Usage: 119

שׁטף 
Shataph 
Usage: 31

it if a man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

הון 
Hown 
Usage: 26

of his house
בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

אהבה 
'ahabah 
Usage: 36

בּוּז 
Buwz 
Usage: 13

References

Verse Info

Context Readings

The Nature Of Genuine Romantic Love

6 Set me as a seal on your heart,
as a seal on your arm.
For love is as strong as death;
ardent love is as unrelenting as Sheol.
Love’s flames are fiery flames
the fiercest of all.
7 Mighty waters cannot extinguish love;
rivers cannot sweep it away.
If a man were to give all his wealth for love,
it would be utterly scorned.
8 B Our sister is young;
she has no breasts.
What will we do for our sister
on the day she is spoken for?


Cross References

Proverbs 6:35

He will not be appeased by anything
or be persuaded by lavish gifts.

Proverbs 6:31

Still, if caught, he must pay seven times as much;
he must give up all the wealth in his house.

Isaiah 43:2

I will be with you
when you pass through the waters,
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not overwhelm you.
You will not be scorched
when you walk through the fire,
and the flame will not burn you.

Matthew 7:24-25

“Therefore, everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them will be like a sensible man who built his house on the rock.

Romans 8:28-39

We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.

Romans 13:8-10

Do not owe anyone anything, except to love one another, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.

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