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Proverbs 25:28 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He whose spirit is without restraint Is [like] a city that is broken down and without walls.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He that [hath] no rule over his own spirit [is like] a city [that is] broken down, [and] without walls.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— [Like] a city that is broken into [and] without walls Is a man who has no control over his spirit.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He that [hath] no rule over his own spirit [is like] a city [that is] broken down, [and] without walls.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He that hath no rule over his own spirit is [as] a city broken down, without walls.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— A city broken down without a wall, is a man who hath no control over his own spirit.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— A city broken down without walls, [Is] a man without restraint over his spirit!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— As a city that lieth open and is not compassed with walls, so is a man that cannot refrain his own spirit in speaking.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Hee that [hath] no rule ouer his owne spirit, is [like] a citie that is broken downe, [and] without walles.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— As a city whose walls are broken down, and which is unfortified, so is a man who does anything without counsel.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— He that [hath] no rule over his own spirit [is like] a city [that is] broken down, [and] without walls.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He 376
{0376} Prime
אִישׁ
'iysh
{eesh}
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
that x834
(0834) Complement
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
[hath] no x369
(0369) Complement
אַיִן
'ayin
{ah'-yin}
As if from a primitive root meaning to be nothing or not exist; a non-entity; generally used as a negative particle.
rule y4623
[4623] Standard
מַעְצָר
ma`tsar
{mah-tsawr'}
From H6113; subjectively control.
over x4623
(4623) Complement
מַעְצָר
ma`tsar
{mah-tsawr'}
From H6113; subjectively control.
his own spirit 7307
{7307} Prime
רוּחַ
ruwach
{roo'-akh}
From H7306; wind; by resemblance breath, that is, a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively life, anger, unsubstantiality; by extension a region of the sky; by resemblance spirit, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions).
[is like] a city 5892
{5892} Prime
עִיר
`iyr
{eer}
From H5782 a city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post).
[that is] broken down, 6555
{6555} Prime
פָּרַץ
parats
{paw-rats'}
A primitive root; to break out (in many applications, direct and indirect, literally and figuratively).
z8803
<8803> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 1415
[and] without x369
(0369) Complement
אַיִן
'ayin
{ah'-yin}
As if from a primitive root meaning to be nothing or not exist; a non-entity; generally used as a negative particle.
walls. 2346
{2346} Prime
חוֹמָה
chowmah
{kho-maw'}
Feminine active participle of an unused root apparently meaning to join; a wall of protection.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 25:28

_ _ Such are exposed to the incursions of evil thoughts and successful temptations.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 25:28

_ _ Here is, 1. The good character of a wise and virtuous man implied. He is one that has rule over his own spirit; he maintains the government of himself, and of his own appetites and passions, and does not suffer them to rebel against reason and conscience. He has the rule of his own thoughts, his desires, his inclinations, his resentments, and keeps them all in good order. 2. The bad case of a vicious man, who has not this rule over his own spirit, who, when temptations to excess in eating or drinking are before him, has no government of himself, when he is provoked breaks out into exorbitant passions, such a one is like a city that is broken down and without walls. All that is good goes out, and forsakes him; all that is evil breaks in upon him. He lies exposed to all the temptations of Satan and becomes an easy prey to that enemy; he is also liable to many troubles and vexations; it is likewise as much a reproach to him as it is to a city to have its walls ruined, Nehemiah 1:3.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 25:28

He that [hath] no rule over his own spirit [is like] a city [that is] (q) broken down, [and] without walls.

(q) And so is in extreme danger.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 16:32 [He that is] slow to anger [is] better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
Proverbs 22:24 Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go:
1 Samuel 20:30 Then Saul's anger was kindled against Jonathan, and he said unto him, Thou son of the perverse rebellious [woman], do not I know that thou hast chosen the son of Jesse to thine own confusion, and unto the confusion of thy mother's nakedness?
1 Samuel 25:17 Now therefore know and consider what thou wilt do; for evil is determined against our master, and against all his household: for he [is such] a son of Belial, that [a man] cannot speak to him.
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