Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"People will stagger from sea to sea And from the north even to the east; They will go to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, But they will not find it.

King James Version

And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.

Holman Bible

People will stagger from sea to sea and roam from north to east, seeking the word of the Lord, but they will not find it.

International Standard Version

People will stagger from sea to sea, from north to east. They will run back and forth, searching for a message from the LORD, but they won't find it.

A Conservative Version

And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east. They shall run to and fro to seek the word of LORD, and shall not find it.

American Standard Version

And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east; they shall run to and fro to seek the word of Jehovah, and shall not find it.

Amplified

And [the people] shall wander from sea to sea and from the north even to the east; they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord [inquiring for and requiring it as one requires food], but shall not find it.

Bible in Basic English

And they will go wandering from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, running here and there in search of the word of the Lord, and they will not get it.

Darby Translation

And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north to the east; they shall run to and fro to seek the word of Jehovah, and shall not find it.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

and they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.

Julia Smith Translation

And they wandered from sea even to sea, and from the north and even to the sunrising, they shall run up and down to seek the word of Jehovah and they shall not find.

King James 2000

And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And they will wander from sea to sea and from [the] north and to [the] east. They will roam about to seek the word of Yahweh, but they will not find [it]!

Modern King James verseion

And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east; they shall run to and fro to seek the Word of Jehovah, and shall not find it.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

So that they shall go from the one sea to the other, yea from the north unto the east, running about to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.

NET Bible

People will stagger from sea to sea, and from the north around to the east. They will wander about looking for a revelation from the Lord, but they will not find any.

New Heart English Bible

They will wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east; they will run back and forth to seek the word of the LORD, and will not find it.

The Emphasized Bible

Therefore shall men rove about - from sea to sea, and from the north even unto sunrise, - they shall run to and fro - seeking the word of Yahweh, but shall not find it .

Webster

And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.

World English Bible

They will wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east; they will run back and forth to seek the word of Yahweh, and will not find it.

Youngs Literal Translation

And they have wandered from sea unto sea, And from north even unto east, They go to and fro to seek the word of Jehovah, And they do not find.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
נוּע 
Nuwa` 
Usage: 40

ים 
Yam 
Usage: 396

to sea
ים 
Yam 
Usage: 396

and from the north
צפן צפון 
Tsaphown 
Usage: 153

even to the east
מזרח 
Mizrach 
Usage: 73

they shall run to and fro
שׁוּט 
Shuwt 
run to and fro, go to and fro, go about, gone, mariners, rowers, go through
Usage: 13

the word
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

of the Lord

Usage: 0

and shall not find
מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

References

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

A Basket Of Ripe Fruit

11 "Behold, days are coming," declares the Lord GOD, "When I will send a famine on the land, Not a famine for bread or a thirst for water, But rather for hearing the words of the LORD. 12 "People will stagger from sea to sea And from the north even to the east; They will go to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, But they will not find it. 13 "In that day the beautiful virgins And the young men will faint from thirst.



Cross References

Proverbs 14:6

A scoffer seeks wisdom and finds none, But knowledge is easy to one who has understanding.

Ezekiel 20:3

"Son of man, speak to the elders of Israel and say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Do you come to inquire of Me? As I live," declares the Lord GOD, "I will not be inquired of by you."'

Ezekiel 20:31

"When you offer your gifts, when you cause your sons to pass through the fire, you are defiling yourselves with all your idols to this day. And shall I be inquired of by you, O house of Israel? As I live," declares the Lord GOD, "I will not be inquired of by you.

Daniel 12:4

"But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase."

Matthew 11:25-27

At that time Jesus said, "I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants.

Matthew 12:30

"He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me scatters.

Matthew 24:23-26

"Then if anyone says to you, 'Behold, here is the Christ,' or 'There He is,' do not believe him.

Romans 9:31-33

but Israel, pursuing a law of righteousness, did not arrive at that law.

Romans 11:7-10

What then? What Israel is seeking, it has not obtained, but those who were chosen obtained it, and the rest were hardened;

2 Timothy 3:6-7

For among them are those who enter into households and captivate weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses,



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