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.
Darby Bible Translation
He that hath no rule over his own spirit is as a city broken down, 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!
Proverbs 25:28 Parallel
A sermon (No. 2866) delivered on Thursday Evening, January 6th, 1876, by C.H. Spurgeon at The Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. "As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country."--Proverbs 25:25. This is a text for summertime rather than for a winter's evening. It is only on one of our hottest summer days that we could fully appreciate the illustration here employed; we need to be parched with thirst to be able to feel the value of cold waters to quench our thirst. At the same …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Epistle Xlii. To Eulogius, Patriarch of Alexandria.
The Ninth Commandment
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.
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."
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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