Proverbs 28:2

“For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the transgression of a land, many are the princes thereof: but by a man of vnderstanding and knowledge the state thereof shall bee prolonged.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

By the transgression of a land many are its princes, But by a man of understanding {and} knowledge, so it endures.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof; But by men of understanding `and' knowledge the state `thereof' shall be prolonged.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because of the sin of the land, its troubles are increased; but by a man of wisdom and knowledge they will be put out like a fire.
- Basic English Bible

By the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof; but by a man of understanding [and] of knowledge, [its] stability is prolonged.
- Darby Bible

For the transgression of a land many are its princes: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged.
- Webster's Bible

In rebellion, a land has many rulers, but order is maintained by a man of understanding and knowledge.
- World English Bible

By the transgression of a land many [are] its heads. And by an intelligent man, Who knoweth right -- it is prolonged.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof; but by a man of understanding and knowledge established order shall long continue.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 28:2


28:2 But - By a wise and good prince.


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