New International Version
A large population is a king's glory, but without subjects a prince is ruined.
King James Bible
In the multitude of people is the king's honour: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.
Darby Bible Translation
In the multitude of people is the king's glory; but in the lack of people is the ruin of a prince.
World English Bible
In the multitude of people is the king's glory, but in the lack of people is the destruction of the prince.
Young's Literal Translation
In the multitude of a people is the honour of a king, And in lack of people the ruin of a prince.
Proverbs 14:28 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
In the multitude of people - It is the interest of every state to promote marriage by every means that is just and prudent; and to discourage, disgrace, and debase celibacy; to render bachelors incapable, after a given age, of all public employments: and to banish nunneries and monasteries from all parts of their dominions; - they have ever, from their invention, contributed more to vice than virtue; and are positively point blank against the law of God.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryA Startling Statement
TEXT: "The wicked shall not be unpunished."--Prov. 11:21. There are very many passages of Scripture which ought to be read in connection with this text; as for example, "Fools make a mock at sin" (Proverbs 14:9), for only a fool would. Better trifle with the pestilence and expose one's self to the plague than to discount the blighting effects of sin. And, again, "The soul that sinneth it shall die" (Ezekiel 18:4). From this clear statement of the word of God there is no escape. Or, again, "Our …
J. Wilbur Chapman—And Judas Iscariot
Sin the Mocker
Epistle xxx. To Eulogius, Bishop of Alexandria.
The Intercession of Christ
2 Samuel 19:7
Now go out and encourage your men. I swear by the LORD that if you don't go out, not a man will be left with you by nightfall. This will be worse for you than all the calamities that have come on you from your youth till now."
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death.
Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.
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