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Proverbs 30:31

    Proverbs 30:31 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    A greyhound; an he goat also; and a king, against whom there is no rising up.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    A greyhound; an he goat also; and a king, against whom there is no rising up.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The greyhound; the he-goat also; And the king against whom there is no rising up.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The war-horse, and the he-goat, and the king when his army is with him.

    Webster's Revision

    The greyhound; the he-goat also; And the king against whom there is no rising up.

    World English Bible

    the greyhound, the male goat also; and the king against whom there is no rising up.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The greyhound; the he-goat also; and the king, against whom there is no rising up.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 30:31

    A greyhound - The Hebrew word occurs nowhere else in the Old Testament. The literal meaning is: "one with loins girded;" and some have referred this to the stripes of the zebra, others to the "war-horse" (compare Job 39:19, Job 39:25), as he is represented in the sculptures of Persepolis, with rich and stately trappings.

    A king, against whom there is no rising up - i. e., A king irresistible. Others prefer, "a king in the midst of his people," and the sense, as giving a more vivid picture, is certainly more satisfactory.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 30:31

    30:31 An he - goat - Which marches in the head of the flock in a grave and stately manner, conducting them with great courage and resolution, and being ready to fight for them, either with beasts or men that oppose him. A king - Heb. a king and his people with him, a king when he hath the hearts and hands of his people going along with him in his undertakings.