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Proverbs 14:28

    Proverbs 14:28 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    In the multitude of people is the king's honour: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    In the multitude of people is the king's honor: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    In the multitude of people is the king's glory; But in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    A king's glory is in the number of his people: and for need of people a ruler may come to destruction.

    Webster's Revision

    In the multitude of people is the king's glory; But in the want of people is the destruction of the 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    In the multitude of people is the king's glory: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 14:28

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 14:28

    A protest against the false ideal of national greatness to which Eastern kings, for the most part, have bowed down. Not conquest, or pomp, or gorgeous array, but a happy and numerous people form the true glory of a king. The word translated "prince" is of doubtful meaning; but the translation is supported by the Septuagint, Vulg, and most commentators.