Proverbs 24:10

If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If thou faint in the day of aduersitie, thy strength is small:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

If you are slack in the day of distress, Your strength is limited.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If thou faint in the day of adversity, Thy strength is small.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If you give way in the day of trouble, your strength is small.
- Basic English Bible

[If] thou losest courage in the day of trouble, thy strength is small.
- Darby Bible

If thou faintest in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.
- Webster's Bible

If you falter in the time of trouble, your strength is small.
- World English Bible

Thou hast shewed thyself weak in a day of adversity, Straitened is thy power,
- Youngs Literal Bible

If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small indeed.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Proverbs 24

  • Watchful
    The answer to this question posted by Rita is simple. The various versions stem from two veins:
    Man's desire to produce a more accurate version (such as the NASB) and man's rebellion against the established Word of God. If sinful man doesn't like what he reads, he simply rewords it, or deletes it. Man will answer for his rebellion, be rest assured.
  • A disciple
    Rita Lee; "Accommodating an agenda" is a good way to put it! There IS an answer to your question, but its complicated and lengthy: you might enjoy doing a research and study of the subject; but be forewarned, there are many misleading voices and much wrong information! In short, there were basically two streams; the Anointed and True Text, and evil men's manipulation and corruption of the Word.
  • Rita Lee
    I prefer try to live in accordance to the KJV version of the Holy Bible, and refer to the Basic Bible. I can't grasp the necessity of all the other versions. It angers me that man attempts to manipulate everything, even something as simple as a play on words to accomodate an agenda. Why so many !!??
  • JPW
    In verse 16, when we fall into temptation we need to rise again, and not get discouraged by it
  • Faith gp
    You must personnalize who Jesus in your life and protect your spirit man with the word of God,above all, wisdom is the principal thing
  • BSP
    Verse 10: If we lose hope and become discouraged, our strength will become puny or small.

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