Proverbs 30:30
New International Version
a lion, mighty among beasts, who retreats before nothing;

New Living Translation
the lion, king of animals, who won’t turn aside for anything,

English Standard Version
the lion, which is mightiest among beasts and does not turn back before any;

Berean Study Bible
a lion, mighty among beasts, refusing to retreat before anything;

King James Bible
A lion which is strongest among beasts, and turneth not away for any;

New King James Version
A lion, which is mighty among beasts And does not turn away from any;

New American Standard Bible
The lion, which is mighty among animals And does not retreat from anything,

NASB 1995
The lion which is mighty among beasts And does not retreat before any,

NASB 1977
The lion which is mighty among beasts And does not retreat before any,

Amplified Bible
The lion, which is mighty among beasts And does not turn back before any;

Christian Standard Bible
a lion, which is mightiest among beasts and doesn’t retreat before anything;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
a lion, which is mightiest among beasts and doesn’t retreat before anything,

American Standard Version
The lion, which is mightiest among beasts, And turneth not away for any;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The whelp of a lion is champion of all beasts, neither is he afraid nor does he turn from any beast,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A lion's whelp, stronger than all other beasts, which turns not away, nor fears any beast;

Contemporary English Version
Those fearless lions who rule the jungle,

Douay-Rheims Bible
A lion, the strongest of beasts, who hath no fear of any thing he meeteth:

English Revised Version
The lion, which is mightiest among beasts, and turneth not away for any;

Good News Translation
lions, strongest of all animals and afraid of none;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
a lion, mightiest among animals, which turns away from nothing,

International Standard Version
The lion, mighty among the beasts, retreats before nothing.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The lion, which is mightiest among beasts, And turneth not away for any;

Literal Standard Version
An old lion—mighty among beasts, That does not turn back from the face of any,

NET Bible
a lion, mightiest of the beasts, who does not retreat from anything;

New Heart English Bible
The lion, which is mightiest among animals, and doesn't turn away for any;

World English Bible
The lion, which is mightiest among animals, and doesn't turn away for any;

Young's Literal Translation
An old lion -- mighty among beasts, That turneth not back from the face of any,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Words of Agur
29There are three things that are stately in their stride, and four that are impressive in their walk: 30a lion, mighty among beasts, refusing to retreat before anything; 31a strutting rooster; a he-goat; and a king with his army around him.…

Cross References
Judges 14:18
Before sunset on the seventh day, the men of the city said to Samson: "What is sweeter than honey? And what is stronger than a lion?" So he said to them: "If you had not plowed with my heifer, you would not have solved my riddle!"

2 Samuel 1:23
Saul and Jonathan, beloved and delightful in life, were not divided in death. They were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.

Proverbs 30:29
There are three things that are stately in their stride, and four that are impressive in their walk:

Proverbs 30:31
a strutting rooster; a he-goat; and a king with his army around him.

Micah 5:8
Then the remnant of Jacob will be among the nations, in the midst of many peoples, like a lion among the beasts of the forest, like a young lion among flocks of sheep, which tramples and tears as it passes through, with no one to rescue them.


Treasury of Scripture

A lion which is strongest among beasts, and turns not away for any;

Numbers 23:24
Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion, and lift up himself as a young lion: he shall not lie down until he eat of the prey, and drink the blood of the slain.

Judges 14:18
And the men of the city said unto him on the seventh day before the sun went down, What is sweeter than honey? and what is stronger than a lion? And he said unto them, If ye had not plowed with my heifer, ye had not found out my riddle.









Verse 30. - A lion which is strongest among beasts. The word here used for "lion," laish, occurs elsewhere only in Job 4:11 and Isaiah 30:6. The LXX. renders it, "a lion's whelp." "Strongest" is gibbor, a mighty one, a hero. Turneth not away for any; Septuagint, "turneth not away, nor feareth any beast." So Job describes the war horse, "He mocketh at fear, and is not dismayed, neither turneth he back from the sword" (Job 39:22).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
a lion,
לַ֭יִשׁ (la·yiš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3918: A lion

mighty
גִּבּ֣וֹר (gib·bō·wr)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 1368: Powerful, warrior, tyrant

among the beasts,
בַּבְּהֵמָ֑ה (bab·bə·hê·māh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 929: A dumb beast, any large quadruped, animal

and refusing
וְלֹא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

to retreat
יָ֝שׁ֗וּב (yā·šūḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

before
מִפְּנֵי־ (mip·pə·nê-)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

anything;
כֹֽל׃ (ḵōl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every


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