Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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,
Nor can rivers drown it.
If a man would offer all the riches of his house for love,
It 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.

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 upon thy heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love was strong as death; jealousy hard as hades: its flames, flames of fire, flames of Jehovah. 7 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. 8 A little sister to us, and no breasts to her: what shall we do for our sister in the day it shall be spoken for her?


Cross References

Proverbs 6:35

He will not lift up the face of any ransom, and he will not be willing if thou shalt increase the reward.

Proverbs 6:31

And being found he shall recompense seven fold; he shall give all the substance of his house.

Isaiah 43:2

When thou shalt pass through the waters, I with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou shalt go through fire thou shalt not be burnt, and the flame shall not consume thee.

Matthew 7:24-25

Therefore, every one which hears these my words and does them, I will liken him to a discerning man which built his house upon the rock.

Romans 8:28-39

And we know that to them loving God, all things work together for good, to them being called according to the setting up.

Romans 13:8-10

Owe ye nothing to none, except to love one another: for he loving another has completed the law.

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