Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

If only they were wise, they would understand this; they would discern {for themselves their end}.

New American Standard Bible

Would that they were wise, that they understood this,
That they would discern their future!

King James Version

O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!

Holman Bible

If only they were wise, they would figure it out;
they would understand their fate.

International Standard Version

O, that they were wise to understand this and consider their future!

A Conservative Version

Oh that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!

American Standard Version

Oh that they were wise, that they understood this, That they would consider their latter end!

Amplified


“O that they were wise, that they understood this,
That they could discern their future and ultimate fate!

Bible in Basic English

If only they were wise, if only this was clear to them, and they would give thought to their future!

Darby Translation

Oh that they had been wise! they would have understood this, They would have considered their latter end!

Julia Smith Translation

Would they were wise! will they look at this? Will they discern to their latter part?

King James 2000

O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!

Modern King James verseion

If they were wise, they would understand this; they would consider their latter end!

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I would they were wise, and understood this, and would consider their latter end.'

NET Bible

I wish that they were wise and could understand this, and that they could comprehend what will happen to them."

New Heart English Bible

Oh that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end.

The Emphasized Bible

If they had been wise, they would have understood this, - They would have given heed to their here-after!

Webster

O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!

World English Bible

Oh that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!

Youngs Literal Translation

If they were wise -- They deal wisely with this; They attend to their latter end:

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
O that
לוּ לא לוּא 
Luw' 
if, would God, O that, Oh, would it might be, if haply, peradventure, Oh that, pray thee, Though, would
Usage: 22

חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 27

References

Context Readings

Moses' Song

28 For {they are a nation void of sense}, and there is not [any] understanding in them. 29 If only they were wise, they would understand this; they would discern {for themselves their end}. 30 How could one chase a thousand and two could cause a myriad to flee, if their Rock had not sold them, and Yahweh had [not] given them up?



Cross References

Deuteronomy 5:29

{If only} {they had such a mind}'; [that is], to fear me and to keep all my commandments {at all times}, so that {it will go well} for them and for their children {forever}.

Psalm 81:13

Oh that my people would listen to me; [that] Israel would walk in my ways.

Isaiah 47:7

And you said, "I shall be an eternal mistress forever!" You did not set these [things] upon your heart; you did not remember its end.

Lamentations 1:9

Her uncleanness [was] in her skirts; she did not remember her future, she has descended beyond understanding, there is no comforter for her. See, O Yahweh, my persecution! [My] enemy has been made great!

Psalm 107:15

Let them give thanks to Yahweh for his loyal love and his wonderful deeds for [the] children of humankind,

Psalm 107:43

Whoever [is] wise, then let him observe these [things], and let them consider Yahweh's acts of loyal love.

Isaiah 10:3

And what will you do at [the] day of punishment, and at calamity? It comes from afar! To whom will you flee for help, and where will you leave your wealth,

Isaiah 48:18-19

O that you had listened attentively to my commandments! Then your prosperity would have been like river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea.

Jeremiah 5:31

The prophets prophesy {falsely}, and the priests rule {by their own authority}, and my people love [it] so much. But what will you do {when the end comes}?

Jeremiah 17:11

[Like] a partridge that hatches eggs it did not lay [is] one who amasses wealth without justice. In the middle of his days it will leave him, and at his end he will [prove to] be a fool."

Hosea 14:9

Who [is] wise that he can understand these [things]? Who is discerning that he knows them? The ways of Yahweh [are] right, and [the] righteous walk in them; but transgressors stumble in them.

Luke 12:20

But God said to him, 'Fool! This night your life is demanded from you, and [the things] which you have prepared--whose will they be?'

Luke 16:19-25

"Now a certain man was rich, and dressed [in] purple cloth and fine linen, feasting sumptuously every day.

Luke 19:41-42

And when he approached [and] saw the city, he wept over it,

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