Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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, the days are coming, says the Lord God, when I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but [a famine] for hearing the words of the Lord. 12 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. 13 In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst.



Cross References

Proverbs 14:6

A scoffer seeks Wisdom in vain [for his very attitude blinds and deafens him to it], but knowledge is easy to him who [being teachable] understands.

Ezekiel 20:3

Son of man, speak to the elders of Israel and say to them, Thus says the Lord God: Have you come to inquire of Me? As I live, says the Lord God, I will not be inquired of by you!

Ezekiel 20:31

And when you offer your gifts, when you make your sons pass through the fire, do you not debase and defile yourselves with all your idols to this day? And shall I be inquired of by you, O house of Israel? As I live, says the Lord God, I will not be inquired of by you!

Daniel 12:4

But you, O Daniel, shut up the words and seal the Book until the time of the end. [Then] many shall run to and fro and search anxiously [through the Book], and knowledge [of God's purposes as revealed by His prophets] shall be increased and become great.

Matthew 11:25-27

At that time Jesus began to say, I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth [and I acknowledge openly and joyfully to Your honor], that You have hidden these things from the wise and clever and learned, and revealed them to babies [to the childish, untaught, and unskilled].

Matthew 12:30

He who is not with Me [definitely on My side] is against Me, and he who does not [definitely] gather with Me and for My side scatters.

Matthew 24:23-26

If anyone says to you then, Behold, here is the Christ (the Messiah)! or, There He is! -- "do not believe it.

Romans 9:31-33

Whereas Israel, though ever in pursuit of a law [for the securing] of righteousness (right standing with God), actually did not succeed in fulfilling the Law.

Romans 11:7-10

What then [shall we conclude]? Israel failed to obtain what it sought [God's favor by obedience to the Law]. Only the elect (those chosen few) obtained it, while the rest of them became callously indifferent (blinded, hardened, and made insensible to it).

2 Timothy 3:6-7

For among them are those who worm their way into homes and captivate silly and weak-natured and spiritually dwarfed women, loaded down with [the burden of their] sins [and easily] swayed and led away by various evil desires and seductive impulses.

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