New American Standard Bible
Like a roaring lion and a rushing bear Is a wicked ruler over a poor people.
King James Bible
As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.
Darby Bible Translation
A roaring lion, and a ranging bear, is a wicked ruler over a poor people.
World English Bible
As a roaring lion or a charging bear, so is a wicked ruler over helpless people.
Young's Literal Translation
A growling lion, and a ranging bear, Is the wicked ruler over a poor people.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The form of political wretchedness, when the poverty of the oppressed subjects not only embitters their sufferings, but exasperates the brutal ferocity of the ruler.
"He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy." Proverbs 28:13. The conditions of obtaining mercy of God are simple and just and reasonable. The Lord does not require us to do some grievous thing in order that we may have the forgiveness of sin. We need not make long and wearisome pilgrimages, or perform painful penances, to commend our souls to the God of heaven or to expiate our transgression; but he that confesseth and forsaketh his sin …
Ellen Gould White—Steps to Christ
Then when Herod saw that he had been tricked by the magi, he became very enraged, and sent and slew all the male children who were in Bethlehem and all its vicinity, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the magi.
1 Peter 5:8
Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
and they made their lives bitter with hard labor in mortar and bricks and at all kinds of labor in the field, all their labors which they rigorously imposed on them.
The king's wrath is like the roaring of a lion, But his favor is like dew on the grass.
When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, But when a wicked man rules, people groan.
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