Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

Is this your answer to the Lord, O foolish people and unwise? Is he not your father who has given you life? He has made you and given you your place.

New American Standard Bible

"Do you thus repay the LORD, O foolish and unwise people? Is not He your Father who has bought you? He has made you and established you.

King James Version

Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not he thy father that hath bought thee? hath he not made thee, and established thee?

Holman Bible

Is this how you repay the Lord,
you foolish and senseless people?
Isn’t He your Father and Creator?
Didn’t He make you and sustain you?

International Standard Version

This is not the way to repay the LORD, is it, you foolish and witless people? Is he not your father, who bought you, formed you, and established you?

A Conservative Version

Do ye thus requite LORD, O foolish people and unwise? Is not he thy father who has bought thee? He has made thee, and established thee.

American Standard Version

Do ye thus requite Jehovah, O foolish people and unwise? Is not he thy father that hath bought thee? He hath made thee, and established thee.

Amplified

Do you thus repay the Lord, you foolish and senseless people? Is not He your Father Who acquired you for His own, Who made and established you [as a nation]?

Darby Translation

Do ye thus requite Jehovah, Foolish and unwise people? Is not he thy father that hath bought thee? Hath he not made thee and established thee?

Julia Smith Translation

To Jehovah will ye recompense this, A people foolish and not wise? He thy father: did he not buy thee? He made thee, and he will protect thee.

King James 2000

Do you thus repay the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not he your father that has bought you? has he not made you, and established you?

Lexham Expanded Bible

[Like] this do you treat Yahweh, foolish and {unwise} people? [Has] he not, your father, created you? He made you, and he established you.

Modern King James verseion

Do you thus give back to Jehovah, Oh foolish and unwise people? Is He not your Father who bought you? Has He not made you and established you?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"Dost thou so reward the LORD? O foolish nation and unwise. Is not he thy father and thine owner? Hath he not made thee and ordained thee?

NET Bible

Is this how you repay the Lord, you foolish, unwise people? Is he not your father, your creator? He has made you and established you.

New Heart English Bible

Do you thus requite the LORD, foolish people and unwise? Isn't he your father who has bought you? He has made you, and established you.

The Emphasized Bible

Is it Yahweh, ye thus requite, O impious people and unwise? Is not, he, thy father who begat thee? He, that made thee and established thee?

Webster

Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not he thy father that hath bought thee? hath he not made thee, and established thee?

World English Bible

Do you thus requite Yahweh, foolish people and unwise? Isn't he your father who has bought you? He has made you, and established you.

Youngs Literal Translation

To Jehovah do ye act thus, O people foolish and not wise? Is not He thy father -- thy possessor? He made thee, and doth establish thee.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
the Lord

Usage: 0

נבל 
Nabal 
Usage: 18

עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

and unwise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

is not he thy father
H1
אב 
'ab 
Usage: 1214

Context Readings

Moses' Song

5 They have become false, they are not his children, the mark of sin is on them; they are an evil and hard-hearted generation. 6 Is this your answer to the Lord, O foolish people and unwise? Is he not your father who has given you life? He has made you and given you your place. 7 Keep in mind the days of the past, give thought to the years of generations gone by: go to your father and he will make it clear to you, to the old men and they will give you the story.



Cross References

Isaiah 63:16

For you are our father, though Abraham has no knowledge of us, and Israel gives no thought to us: you, O Lord, are our father; from the earliest days you have taken up our cause.

Psalm 74:2

Keep in mind your band of worshippers, for whom you gave payment in the days which are past, whom you took for yourself as the people of your heritage; even this mountain of Zion, which has been your resting-place.

Deuteronomy 32:15

But Jeshurun became fat and would not be controlled: you have become fat, you are thick and full of food: then he was untrue to the God who made him, giving no honour to the Rock of his salvation.

Isaiah 44:2

The Lord who made you, forming you in your mother's body, the Lord, your helper, says, Have no fear, O Jacob my servant, and you, Jeshurun, whom I have taken for myself.

John 8:41

You are doing the works of your father. They said to him, We are true sons of Abraham; we have one Father, who is God.

Acts 20:28

Give attention to yourselves, and to all the flock which the Holy Spirit has given into your care, to give food to the church of God, for which he gave his blood.

Exodus 4:22

And you are to say to Pharaoh, The Lord says, Israel is the first of my sons:

Exodus 15:16

Fear and grief came on them; by the strength of your arm they were turned to stone; till your people went over, O Lord, till the people went over whom you have made yours.

Deuteronomy 1:31

And in the waste land, where you have seen how the Lord was supporting you, as a man does his son, in all your journeying till you came to this place.

Deuteronomy 32:18

You have no thought for the Rock, your father, you have no memory of the God who gave you birth.

Job 10:8

Your hands made me, and I was formed by you, but then, changing your purpose, you gave me up to destruction.

Psalm 74:18

Keep this in mind, O Lord, that your haters have said cruel things, and that your name has been looked down on by a people of evil behaviour.

Psalm 95:6

O come, let us give worship, falling down on our knees before the Lord our Maker.

Psalm 95:6

O come, let us give worship, falling down on our knees before the Lord our Maker.

Psalm 116:12

What may I give to the Lord for all the good things which he has done for me?

Psalm 149:2

Let Israel have joy in his maker; let the children of Zion be glad in their King.

Isaiah 1:2

Give ear, O heavens, and you, O earth, to the word which the Lord has said: I have taken care of my children till they became men, but their hearts have been turned away from me.

Isaiah 27:11

When its branches are dry they will be broken off; the women will come and put fire to them: for it is a foolish people; for this cause he who made them will have no mercy on them, and he whose work they are will not have pity on them.

Isaiah 43:3-4

For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your saviour; I have given Egypt as a price for you, Ethiopia and Seba for you.

Isaiah 43:7

Every one who is named by my name, and whom I have made for my glory, who has been formed and designed by me.

Isaiah 64:8

But now, O Lord, you are our father; we are the earth, and you are our maker; and we are all the work of your hand.

Jeremiah 4:22

For my people are foolish, they have no knowledge of me; they are evil-minded children, without sense, all of them: they are wise in evil-doing, but have no knowledge of doing good.

Jeremiah 5:21

Give ear now to this, O foolish people without sense; who have eyes but see nothing, and ears without the power of hearing:

Luke 15:18-20

I will get up and go to my father, and will say to him, Father, I have done wrong, against heaven and in your eyes:

Romans 8:15

For you did not get the spirit of servants again to put you in fear, but the spirit of sons was given to you, by which we say, Abba, Father.

1 Corinthians 6:20

For a payment has been made for you: let God be honoured in your body.

2 Corinthians 5:14-15

For it is the love of Christ which is moving us; because we are of the opinion that if one was put to death for all, then all have undergone death;

Galatians 3:1-3

O foolish Galatians, by what strange powers have you been tricked, to whom it was made clear that Jesus Christ was put to death on the cross?

Galatians 3:26

Because you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 4:6

And because you are sons, God has sent out the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, saying, Abba, Father.

Titus 2:11-14

For the grace of God has come, giving salvation to all men,

2 Peter 2:1

But there were false prophets among the people, as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly put forward wrong teachings for your destruction, even turning away from the Lord who gave himself for them; whose destruction will come quickly, and they themselves will be the cause of it.

1 John 3:1

See what great love the Father has given us in naming us the children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not see who we are, because it did not see who he was.

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