Parallel Verses

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 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


“People shall stagger from sea to sea [to the very ends of the earth]
And from the north even to the east;
They will roam here and there to seek the word of the Lord [longing for it as essential for life],
But they will 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.

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.

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 Be certain of this, the time is coming," says the sovereign Lord, "when I will send a famine through the land -- not a shortage of food or water but an end to divine revelation! 12 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. 13 In that day your beautiful young women and your young men will faint from thirst.



Cross References

Proverbs 14:6

The scorner seeks wisdom but finds none, but understanding is easy for a discerning person.

Ezekiel 20:3

"Son of man, speak to the elders of Israel, and tell them: 'This is what the sovereign Lord says: Are you coming to seek me? As surely as I live, I will not allow you to seek me, declares the sovereign Lord.'

Ezekiel 20:31

When you present your sacrifices -- when you make your sons pass through the fire -- you defile yourselves with all your idols to this very day. Will I allow you to seek me, O house of Israel? As surely as I live, declares the sovereign Lord, I will not allow you to seek me!

Daniel 12:4

"But you, Daniel, close up these words and seal the book until the time of the end. Many will dash about, and knowledge will increase."

Matthew 11:25-27

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

Matthew 12:30

Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.

Matthew 24:23-26

Then if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or 'There he is!' do not believe him.

Romans 9:31-33

but Israel even though pursuing a law of righteousness did not attain it.

Romans 11:7-10

What then? Israel failed to obtain what it was diligently seeking, but the elect obtained it. The rest were hardened,

2 Timothy 3:6-7

For some of these insinuate themselves into households and captivate weak women who are overwhelmed with sins and led along by various passions.

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