Parallel Verses

Webster

O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter 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 and would see through this [present triumph] to their 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!

Lexham Expanded Bible

If only they were wise, they would understand this; they would discern {for themselves their 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!

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 counsel, neither is there any understanding in them. 29 O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end! 30 How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them up?



Cross References

Deuteronomy 5:29

O that there were such a heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!

Psalm 81:13

O that my people had hearkened to me, and Israel had walked in my ways!

Isaiah 47:7

And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever: so that thou didst not lay these things to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter end of it.

Lamentations 1:9

Her filthiness is in her skirts; she remembereth not her last end; therefore she hath been wonderfully abased: she had no comforter. O LORD, behold my affliction: for the enemy hath magnified himself.

Psalm 107:15

Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

Psalm 107:43

Whoever is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the loving-kindness of the LORD.

Isaiah 10:3

And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation which shall come from far? to whom will ye flee for help? and where will ye leave your glory?

Isaiah 48:18-19

O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea:

Jeremiah 5:31

The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?

Jeremiah 17:11

As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not; so he that getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool.

Hosea 14:9

Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall in them.

Luke 12:20

But God said to him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be which thou hast provided?

Luke 16:19-25

There was a certain rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:

Luke 19:41-42

And when he had come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,

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