Proverbs 25:28

“He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hee that hath no rule ouer his owne spirit, is like a citie that is broken downe, and without walles.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{Like} a city that is broken into {and} without walls Is a man who has no control over his spirit.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He whose spirit is without restraint Is `like' a city that is broken down and without walls.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He whose spirit is uncontrolled is like an unwalled town which has been broken into.
- Basic English Bible

He that hath no rule over his own spirit is [as] a city broken down, without walls.
- Darby Bible

He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.
- Webster's Bible

Like a city that is broken down and without walls is a man whose spirit is without restraint.
- World English Bible

A city broken down without walls, [Is] a man without restraint over his spirit!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Like a city broken down and without a wall, so is he whose spirit is without restraint.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 25:28

  • Bennett Okafor for verse 28
    sickness and anxiety is spiritual when we are not strengthened with might by his spirit in our innerman and are not strong in the power of his might word we are defenseless to the attack of the enemy on our mind and our physical body
  • that Gods spirit is what we need to enable us intensive self control.
  • Aiwekho emmanuel for verse 28
    an angry man and a man without self control is like a city without a wall , anger destroyed. a man faster and a man can destroyed fast with anger,
  • I actually wrote a book with this as the introductory scripture-the Lord gave me every word to the book so it was HIS not mine,you are right, but in ancient warfare if you had no walls around your city- you were completely vulnerable to the enemy..so when we reach out our hand to do iniquity and do not keep our spiritual wall or guard up the enemy will completely destroy you and lay you to wasts and it is nobodies fault but the one who has done it.
  • Lacresha for verse 28
    I believe where there is no self control you run around like crazy to no avail

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