Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

You will go feeling your way when the sun is high, like a blind man for whom all is dark, and nothing will go well for you: you will be crushed and made poor for ever, and you will have no saviour.

New American Standard Bible

and you will grope at noon, as the blind man gropes in darkness, and you will not prosper in your ways; but you shall only be oppressed and robbed continually, with none to save you.

King James Version

And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee.

Holman Bible

so that at noon you will grope as a blind man gropes in the dark. You will not be successful in anything you do. You will only be oppressed and robbed continually, and no one will help you.

International Standard Version

As a result, you'll wander aimlessly in broad daylight just as a blind person wanders in darkness. You won't prosper in life. Instead, you'll be oppressed and plundered all day long, with no deliverer.

A Conservative Version

and thou shall grope at noonday, as the blind man gropes in darkness. And thou shall not prosper in thy ways. And thou shall only be oppressed and robbed always, and there shall be none to save thee.

American Standard Version

and thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and robbed alway, and there shall be none to save thee.

Amplified

And you shall grope at noonday as the blind grope in darkness. And you shall not prosper in your ways; and you shall be only oppressed and robbed continually, and there shall be no one to save you.

Darby Translation

and thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways; and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled continually, and there shall be none to save.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And thou shalt grope at noonday as the blind grope in the darkness, and thou shalt not be prospered in thy ways; and thou shalt only be oppressed and spoiled all the days, and there shall be no one to save thee.

Julia Smith Translation

And thou wert groping at noon as the blind shall grope in darkness, and thou shalt not succeed with thy ways: and thou wert only oppressed and stripped all the days, and none saving.

King James 2000

And you shall grope at noonday, as the blind gropes in darkness, and you shall not prosper in your ways: and you shall be only oppressed and plundered continually, and no man shall save you.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And you shall be groping at noon just as the blind person gropes in the dark, and you shall not succeed [in finding] your way, and you shall only be abused and robbed {all the time}, and there will not be {anyone who will rescue you}.

Modern King James verseion

And you shall grope at noonday, as the blind gropes in darkness, and you shall not prosper in your ways. And you shall always be pressed down and spoiled forever, and no man shall save you.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And thou shalt grope at noonday as the blind gropeth in darkness, and shalt not come to the right way. And thou shalt suffer violence and wrong all thy life long, and no man shall help thee.

NET Bible

You will feel your way along at noon like the blind person does in darkness and you will not succeed in anything you do; you will be constantly oppressed and continually robbed, with no one to save you.

New Heart English Bible

and you shall grope at noonday, as the blind gropes in darkness, and you shall not prosper in your ways: and you shall be only oppressed and robbed always, and there shall be none to save you.

The Emphasized Bible

and thou shalt he groping about in noonday brightness, as the blind man gropeth in thick darkness, and thou shalt not make thy ways prosper, - but shalt be only oppressed and spoiled all the days with none to save.

Webster

And thou shalt grope at noon-day, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee.

World English Bible

and you shall grope at noonday, as the blind gropes in darkness, and you shall not prosper in your ways: and you shall be only oppressed and robbed always, and there shall be none to save you.

Youngs Literal Translation

and thou hast been gropling at noon, as the blind gropeth in darkness; and thou dost not cause thy ways to prosper; and thou hast been only oppressed and plundered all the days, and there is no saviour.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And thou shalt grope
משׁשׁ 
Mashash 
Usage: 9

at noonday
צהר 
Tsohar 
Usage: 24

as the blind
עוּר 
`ivver 
Usage: 26

משׁשׁ 
Mashash 
Usage: 9

אפלה 
'aphelah 
Usage: 10

and thou shalt not prosper
צלח צלח 
Tsalach 
Usage: 66

in thy ways
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

and thou shalt be only oppressed
עשׁק 
`ashaq 
Usage: 36

and spoiled
גּזל 
Gazal 
Usage: 30

יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

and no man shall save
ישׁע 
Yasha` 
Usage: 205

References

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Context Readings

Blessings And Curses

28 He will make your minds diseased, and your eyes blind, and your hearts wasted with fear: 29 You will go feeling your way when the sun is high, like a blind man for whom all is dark, and nothing will go well for you: you will be crushed and made poor for ever, and you will have no saviour. 30 You will take a wife, but another man will have the use of her: the house which your hands have made will never be your resting-place: you will make a vine-garden, and never take the fruit of it.



Cross References

Job 5:14

In the daytime it becomes dark for them, and in the sunlight they go feeling about as if it was night.

Isaiah 59:10

We go on our way, like blind men feeling for the wall, even like those who have no eyes: we are running against things in daylight as if it was evening; our place is in the dark like dead men.

Judges 3:14

And the children of Israel were servants to Eglon, king of Moab, for eighteen years.

Judges 4:2-3

And the Lord gave them up into the hands of Jabin, king of Canaan, who was ruling in Hazor; the captain of his army was Sisera, who was living in Harosheth of the Gentiles.

Judges 6:1-6

And the children of Israel did evil in the eyes of the Lord; and the Lord gave them up into the hand of Midian for seven years.

Judges 10:8

And that year the children of Israel were crushed under their yoke; for eighteen years all the children of Israel on the other side of Jordan, in the land of the Amorites which is in Gilead, were cruelly crushed down.

Judges 13:1

And the children of Israel again did evil in the eyes of the Lord; and the Lord gave them into the hands of the Philistines for forty years.

1 Samuel 13:5-7

And the Philistines came together to make war on Israel, three thousand war-carriages and six thousand horsemen and an army of people like the sands of the sea in number: they came up and took up their position in Michmash, to the east of Beth-aven.

1 Samuel 13:19-22

Now there was no iron-worker in all the land of Israel: for the Philistines said, For fear the Hebrews make themselves swords or spears:

Nehemiah 9:26-29

But they were hard-hearted, and went against your authority, turning their backs on your law, and putting to death your prophets, who gave witness against them with the purpose of turning them back again to you, and they did much to make you angry.

Nehemiah 9:37

And it gives much increase to the kings whom you have put over us because of our sins: and they have power over our bodies and over our cattle at their pleasure, and we are in great trouble.

Job 12:25

They go feeling about in the dark without light, wandering without help like those overcome with wine.

Psalm 69:23-24

Let their eyes be blind so that they may not see; let their bodies for ever be shaking.

Psalm 106:40-42

Then the wrath of the Lord was burning against his people, and he was angry with his heritage.

Lamentations 5:8

Servants are ruling over us, and there is no one to make us free from their hands.

Lamentations 5:17

Because of this our hearts are feeble; for these things our eyes are dark;

Zephaniah 1:17

And I will send trouble on men so that they will go about like the blind, because they have done evil against the Lord: and their blood will be drained out like dust, and their strength like waste.

Acts 21:24

Go with these, and make yourself clean with them, and make the necessary payments for them, so that they may be free from their oath: and everyone will see that the statements made about you are not true, but that you put yourself under rule, and keep the law.

Romans 11:7-10

What then? That which Israel was searching for he did not get, but those of the selection got it and the rest were made hard.

Romans 11:25

For it is my desire, brothers, that this secret may be clear to you, so that you may not have pride in your knowledge, that Israel has been made hard in part, till all the Gentiles have come in;

2 Corinthians 4:3-4

But if our good news is veiled, it is veiled from those who are on the way to destruction:

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