Proverbs 1:27

“When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

When your feare commeth as desolation, and your destruction commeth as a whirlewinde; when distresse and anguish commeth vpon you:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When your dread comes like a storm And your calamity comes like a whirlwind, When distress and anguish come upon you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

When your fear cometh as a storm, And your calamity cometh on as a whirlwind; When distress and anguish come upon you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

When your fear comes on you like a storm, and your trouble like a rushing wind; when pain and sorrow come on you.
- Basic English Bible

when your fear cometh as sudden destruction, and your calamity cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish come upon you:
- Darby Bible

When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.
- Webster's Bible

when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when your disaster comes on like a whirlwind; when distress and anguish come on you.
- World English Bible

When your fear cometh as destruction, And your calamity as a hurricane doth come, When on you come adversity and distress.
- Youngs Literal Bible

When your dread cometh as a storm, and your calamity cometh on as a whirlwind; when trouble and distress come upon you.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Proverbs 1:27

  • Katherine for verse 27
    The contempt will come upon when everything is going wrong and you desperately need God’s help. This is why verse 7 says “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

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