Isaiah 5:8



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Woe to those who add house to house and join field to field, Until there is no more room, So that you have to live alone in the midst of the land!

King James Version

Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth!

International Standard Version

"How terrible it will be for you who join house to house, who add field to field, until there is no more room, and you have settled yourselves alone in the middle of the land!"

A Conservative Version

Woe to those who join house to house, who lay field to field, till there is no room, and ye be made to dwell alone in the midst of the land!

American Standard Version

Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no room, and ye be made to dwell alone in the midst of the land!

Amplified

Woe to those who join house to house [and by violently expelling the poorer occupants enclose large acreage] and join field to field until there is no place for others and you are made to dwell alone in the midst of the land!

Bible in Basic English

Cursed are those who are joining house to house, and putting field to field, till there is no more living-space for any but themselves in all the land!

Darby Translation

Woe unto them that add house to house, that join field to field, until there is no more room, and that ye dwell yourselves alone in the midst of the land!

Holman Bible

Woe to those who add house to house and join field to field until there is no more room and you alone are left in the land.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Woe unto those that join house to house, that lay field to field, until they have done away with the borders! Will ye dwell alone in the midst of the earth?

Julia Smith Translation

Wo to those touching house upon house, they will bring near field upon field, till no more place, and ye dwelt yourselves alone in the midst of the earth.

King James 2000

Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place, that they may dwell alone in the midst of the earth!

Lexham Expanded Bible

Ah! Those who {join} house with house, they join field together with field until {there is no place} and you are caused to dwell alone in the midst of the land.

Modern King James verseion

Woe to those who join house to house, laying field to field, until the end of space, and you are made to dwell alone in the middle of the land!

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Woe be unto you that join one house to another, and bring one land so nigh unto another, that the poor can get no more ground. Will ye dwell upon the earth alone?

NET Bible

Those who accumulate houses are as good as dead, those who also accumulate landed property until there is no land left, and you are the only landowners remaining within the land.

New Heart English Bible

Woe to those who join house to house, who lay field to field, until there is no room, and you are made to dwell alone in the midst of the land.

New simplified Bible

Cursed are those who are joining house to house, and putting field to field, till there is no more living-space for any but themselves in all the land!

The Emphasized Bible

Alas for them who join house to house, Field to field, bring they near, - Until there is no room, But ye are left to dwell alone in the midst of the land.

Webster

Woe to them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there is no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth!

World English Bible

Woe to those who join house to house, who lay field to field, until there is no room, and you are made to dwell alone in the midst of the land!

Youngs Literal Translation

Woe to those joining house to house, Field to field they bring near, till there is no place, And ye have been settled by yourselves In the midst of the land!

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
הוי 
Howy 
woe , Ah , Ho , O , Alas
Usage: 50

נגע 
Naga` 
Usage: 150

בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

to house
בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

קרב 
Qarab 
Usage: 280

שׂדי שׂדה 
Sadeh 
Usage: 333

to field
שׂדי שׂדה 
Sadeh 
Usage: 333

till there be no
אפס 
'ephec 
ends , no , none , not , nothing , without , else , beside , but , cause , howbeit , .
Usage: 43

מקמה מקומה מקם מקום 
Maqowm 
Usage: 401

ישׁב 
Yashab 
Usage: 1081

alone in the midst
קרב 
Qereb 
among , midst , within , inwards , in ,
Usage: 226

Context Readings

Woes On The Wicked

7 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel And the men of Judah His delightful plant Thus He looked for justice, but behold, bloodshed; For righteousness, but behold, a cry of distress. 8 Woe to those who add house to house and join field to field, Until there is no more room, So that you have to live alone in the midst of the land! 9 In my ears the LORD of hosts has sworn, "Surely, many houses shall become desolate, Even great and fine ones, without occupants.


Cross References

Micah 2:2

They covet fields and then seize them, And houses, and take them away They rob a man and his house, A man and his inheritance.

Habakkuk 2:9-12

"Woe to him who gets evil gain for his house To put his nest on high, To be delivered from the hand of calamity!

Jeremiah 22:13-17

"Woe to him who builds his house without righteousness And his upper rooms without justice, Who uses his neighbor's services without pay And does not give him his wages,

1 Kings 21:16-20

When Ahab heard that Naboth was dead, Ahab arose to go down to the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, to take possession of it.

Ezekiel 11:15

"Son of man, your brothers, your relatives, your fellow exiles and the whole house of Israel, all of them, are those to whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, 'Go far from the LORD; this land has been given us as a possession.'

Ezekiel 33:24

"Son of man, they who live in these waste places in the land of Israel are saying, 'Abraham was only one, yet he possessed the land; so to us who are many the land has been given as a possession.'

Matthew 23:13

"But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven from people; for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.

Luke 12:16-24

And He told them a parable, saying, "The land of a rich man was very productive.



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