Proverbs 6:7
New International Version
It has no commander, no overseer or ruler,

New Living Translation
Though they have no prince or governor or ruler to make them work,

English Standard Version
Without having any chief, officer, or ruler,

Berean Study Bible
Without a commander, without an overseer or ruler,

King James Bible
Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,

New King James Version
Which, having no captain, Overseer or ruler,

New American Standard Bible
Which, having no chief, Officer, or ruler,

NASB 1995
Which, having no chief, Officer or ruler,

NASB 1977
Which, having no chief, Officer or ruler,

Amplified Bible
Which, having no chief, Overseer or ruler,

Christian Standard Bible
Without leader, administrator, or ruler,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Without leader, administrator, or ruler,

American Standard Version
Which having no chief, Overseer, or ruler,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And there is no ruler over her, neither anyone to drive her.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For whereas he has no husbandry, nor any one to compel him, and is under no master,

Contemporary English Version
Ants don't have leaders,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Which, although she hath no guide, nor master, nor captain,

English Revised Version
Which having no chief, overseer, or ruler,

Good News Translation
They have no leader, chief, or ruler,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Although it has no overseer, officer, or ruler,

International Standard Version
It has no commander, officer, or ruler,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Which having no chief, Overseer, or ruler,

Literal Standard Version
Which has no captain, overseer, and ruler,

NET Bible
It has no commander, overseer, or ruler,

New Heart English Bible
which having no chief, overseer, or ruler,

World English Bible
which having no chief, overseer, or ruler,

Young's Literal Translation
Which hath not captain, overseer, and ruler,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Warnings Against Foolishness
6Walk in the manner of the ant, O slacker; observe its ways and become wise. 7 Without a commander, without an overseer or ruler, 8it prepares its provisions in summer; it gathers its food at harvest.…

Cross References
Proverbs 30:27
the locusts have no king, yet they all advance in formation;

Proverbs 6:8
it prepares its provisions in summer; it gathers its food at harvest.


Treasury of Scripture

Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,

hear

Proverbs 4:1
Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.

Proverbs 8:32-36
Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways…

Proverbs 22:17-21
Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge…

and depart

Proverbs 3:21
My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:

Proverbs 4:21
Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.









(j). Tenth Discourse:--Against Sloth (Proverbs 6:6-11)

(7) Guide.--Properly, judge (the Arabic cadi), then leader, prince.

Verse 7. - Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler. This statement is substantially correct, for though the most recent observations made by modern naturalists have discovered various classes of ants occupying the same ant hill, yet there appears to be a total want of that gradation and subordination in ant life which is noticeable among bees. The three terms used here, katsa, shoter, moshel, all refer to government, and correspond respectively with the modern, Arabic terms, kadi, wall, and emir (Zockler). The first refers to the judicial office, and should rather be rendered "judge," the root katsah being "to decide" (see Isaiah 1:10; Isaiah 3:6, 7; Micah 3:9). The word, however, is used of a military commander in Joshua 10:24; Judges 2:6-11, and in this sense it is understood by the Vulgate, which has dux. Shoter, rendered "overseer," is literally "a scribe," and appears as the general designation for any official In Exodus 5:6, 19 the shoter is the person employed by the Egyptian taskmasters to urge on the Israelites in their forced labour; in Numbers 11:16 the shoter is one of the seventy elders; and in 1 Chronicles 23:4 he is a municipal magistrate. The meaning assigned to the word in the Authorized Version seems to be the correct one. The ant has no overseer; there is none to regulate or see that the work is done. Each ant apparently works independently of the rest, though guided by a common instinct to add to the common store. In moshel we have the highest title of dignity and power, the word signifying a lord, prince, or ruler, from mashal, "to rule."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Without
אֵֽין־ (’ên-)
Adverb
Strong's 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

a commander,
קָצִ֗ין (qā·ṣîn)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7101: A magistrate, other leader

without an overseer
שֹׁטֵ֥ר (šō·ṭêr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7860: A scribe, an official superintendent, magistrate

or ruler,
וּמֹשֵֽׁל׃ (ū·mō·šêl)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 4910: To rule, have dominion, reign


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