Proverbs 25:28
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New International Version
Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control.

New Living Translation
A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls.

English Standard Version
A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.

New American Standard Bible
Like a city that is broken into and without walls Is a man who has no control over his spirit.

King James Bible
He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A man who does not control his temper is like a city whose wall is broken down.

International Standard Version
Like a city with breached walls is a man without self-control.

NET Bible
Like a city that is broken down and without a wall, so is a person who cannot control his temper.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Like a city breach without a wall, so is an impatient man.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[Like] a city broken into [and] left without a wall, [so] is a person who lacks self-control.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Like a city broken down and without a wall, So is he whose spirit is without restraint.

New American Standard 1977
Like a city that is broken into and without walls
            Is a man who has no control over his spirit.



Jubilee Bible 2000
The man whose spirit has no restraint is like a city that is broken down and without walls.

King James 2000 Bible
He that has no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

American King James Version
He that has no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

American Standard Version
He whose spirit is without restraint Is like a city that is broken down and without walls.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As a city that lieth open and is not compassed with walls, so is a man that cannot refrain his own spirit in speaking.

Darby Bible Translation
He that hath no rule over his own spirit is [as] a city broken down, without walls.

English Revised Version
He whose spirit is without restraint is like a city that is broken down and hath no wall.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

World English Bible
Like a city that is broken down and without walls is a man whose spirit is without restraint.

Young's Literal Translation
A city broken down without walls, Is a man without restraint over his spirit!

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
25:19. Confidence in an unfaithful man is painful and vexatious; when we put any stress on him, he not only fails, but makes us feel for it. 20. We take a wrong course if we think to relieve those in sorrow by endeavouring to make them merry. 21,22. The precept to love even our enemies is an Old Testament commandment. Our Saviour has shown his own great example in loving us when we were enemies. 23. Slanders would not be so readily spoken, if they were not readily heard. Sin, if it receives any check, becomes cowardly. 24. It is better to be alone, than to be joined to one who is a hinderance to the comfort of life. 25. Heaven is a country afar off; how refreshing is good news from thence, in the everlasting gospel, which signifies glad tidings, and in the witness of the Spirit with our spirits that we are God's children! 26. When the righteous are led into sin, it is as hurtful as if the public fountains were poisoned. 27. We must be, through grace, dead to the pleasures of sense, and also to the praises of men. 28. The man who has no command over his anger, is easily robbed of peace. Let us give up ourselves to the Lord, and pray him to put his Spirit within us, and cause us to walk in his statutes.
Study Bible
More Proverbs of Solomon
27It is not good to eat much honey, Nor is it glory to search out one's own glory. 28Like a city that is broken into and without walls Is a man who has no control over his spirit.
Cross References
2 Chronicles 32:5
And he took courage and rebuilt all the wall that had been broken down and erected towers on it, and built another outside wall and strengthened the Millo in the city of David, and made weapons and shields in great number.

Nehemiah 1:3
They said to me, "The remnant there in the province who survived the captivity are in great distress and reproach, and the wall of Jerusalem is broken down and its gates are burned with fire."

Proverbs 16:32
He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city.
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