Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Also, they are afraid of heights and dangers on the road;
the almond tree blossoms,
the grasshopper loses its spring,
and the caper berry has no effect;
for man is headed to his eternal home,
and mourners will walk around in the street;

New American Standard Bible

Furthermore, men are afraid of a high place and of terrors on the road; the almond tree blossoms, the grasshopper drags himself along, and the caperberry is ineffective. For man goes to his eternal home while mourners go about in the street.

King James Version

Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:

International Standard Version

At that time they will fear climbing heights and dangers along the road while the almond tree will blossom, and the grasshopper is weighed down. Desire will cease, because the person goes to his eternal home, and mourners will gather in the marketplace.

A Conservative Version

yea, they shall be afraid of height, and terrors [shall be] in the way, and the almond tree shall blossom, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail, because man goes to his everlasting home, and the mourners go

American Standard Version

yea, they shall be afraid of that which is high, and terrors'shall be in the way; and the almond-tree shall blossom, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail; because man goeth to his everlasting home, and the mourners go about the streets:

Amplified

Also when [the old] are afraid of danger from that which is high, and fears are in the way, and the almond tree [their white hair] blooms, and the grasshopper [a little thing] is a burden, and desire and appetite fail, because man goes to his everlasting home and the mourners go about the streets or marketplaces.

Bible in Basic English

And he is in fear of that which is high, and danger is in the road, and the tree is white with flower, and the least thing is a weight, and desire is at an end, because man goes to his last resting-place, and those who are sorrowing are in the streets;

Darby Translation

they are also afraid of what is high, and terrors are in the way, and the almond is despised, and the grasshopper is a burden, and the caper-berry is without effect; (for man goeth to his age-long home, and the mourners go about the streets;)

Jubilee 2000 Bible

when they shall also be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and appetite shall fail: because man goes to the home of his age, and the mourners shall go about the streets;

Julia Smith Translation

Also from height they shall be afraid, and being dismayed in the way, and the almond tree shall be despised, and the locust shall become a burden, and the caperberry shall fail: for man shall go to his eternal house, and they mourning, went about in the street:

King James 2000

Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and terrors are in the way, and the almond tree shall blossom, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goes to his eternal home, and the mourners go about the streets:

Lexham Expanded Bible

They are afraid of heights, and terrors [are] on the road. The almond tree blossoms, and the grasshopper draws itself along, and desire fails because man goes to his eternal home, and the mourners go about in the streets.

Modern King James verseion

also they are afraid of the high place, and terrors along the way, and the almond tree shall blossom, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail; because man goes to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

When men shall fear in high places, and be afraid in the streets; when the Almond tree shall be despised, the grasshopper born out, and when great poverty shall break in; when man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets.

NET Bible

and they are afraid of heights and the dangers in the street; the almond blossoms grow white, and the grasshopper drags itself along, and the caper berry shrivels up -- because man goes to his eternal home, and the mourners go about in the streets --

New Heart English Bible

Also, they are afraid of heights, and of terrors in the way; and the almond tree blossoms, and the grasshopper is burdened, and the caper bush fails; because man goes to his eternal home, and the mourners go about the streets:

The Emphasized Bible

Yea, at what is high, they be in fear, and there be, terrors, in the way, and the almond be rejected, and the grasshopper drag itself along, and desire perish, - for man is going to his age-abiding home, when the wailers shall go round in the streets;

Webster

Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:

World English Bible

yes, they shall be afraid of heights, and terrors will be in the way; and the almond tree shall blossom, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail; because man goes to his everlasting home, and the mourners go about the streets:

Youngs Literal Translation

Also of that which is high they are afraid, And of the low places in the way, And the almond-tree is despised, And the grasshopper is become a burden, And want is increased, For man is going unto his home age-during, And the mourners have gone round through the street.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
of that which is high
גּבוהּ גּבהּ 
Gaboahh 
Usage: 37

and fears
חתחת 
Chathchath 
Usage: 1

shall be in the way
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

and the almond tree
שׁקד 
Shaqed 
Usage: 4

and the grasshopper
חגב 
Chagab 
Usage: 5

shall be a burden
סבל 
Cabal 
Usage: 9

and desire
H35
אביּונה 
'abiyownah 
Usage: 1

אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

הלך 
Halak 
go, walk, come, ...away, ...along,
Usage: 1545

to his long
עלם עולם 
`owlam 
Usage: 438

בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

and the mourners
ספד 
Caphad 
Usage: 30

go about
סבב 
Cabab 
Usage: 157

Context Readings

Advice To The Young: Life Is Short And Then You Die

4 the doors at the street are shut
while the sound of the mill fades;
when one rises at the sound of a bird,
and all the daughters of song grow faint.
5 Also, they are afraid of heights and dangers on the road;
the almond tree blossoms,
the grasshopper loses its spring,
and the caper berry has no effect;
for man is headed to his eternal home,
and mourners will walk around in the street;
6 before the silver cord is snapped,
and the gold bowl is broken,
and the jar is shattered at the spring,
and the wheel is broken into the well;



Cross References

Job 17:13

If I await Sheol as my home,
spread out my bed in darkness,

Job 30:23

Yes, I know that You will lead me to death—
the place appointed for all who live.

Genesis 42:38

But Jacob answered, “My son will not go down with you, for his brother is dead and he alone is left. If anything happens to him on your journey, you will bring my gray hairs down to Sheol in sorrow.”

Genesis 44:29

If you also take this one from me and anything happens to him, you will bring my gray hairs down to Sheol in sorrow.’

Genesis 44:31

when he sees that the boy is not with us, he will die. Then your servants will have brought the gray hairs of your servant our father down to Sheol in sorrow.

Genesis 50:3-10

They took 40 days to complete this, for embalming takes that long, and the Egyptians mourned for him 70 days.

Leviticus 19:32

“You are to rise in the presence of the elderly and honor the old. Fear your God; I am Yahweh.

Job 15:10

Both the gray-haired and the elderly are with us,
men older than your father.

Psalm 49:10-14

For one can see that wise men die;
foolish and stupid men also pass away.
Then they leave their wealth to others.

Psalm 71:18

Even when I am old and gray,
God, do not abandon me.
Then I will proclaim Your power
to another generation,
Your strength to all who are to come.

Proverbs 16:31

Gray hair is a glorious crown;
it is found in the way of righteousness.

Proverbs 20:29

The glory of young men is their strength,
and the splendor of old men is gray hair.

Ecclesiastes 9:10

Whatever your hands find to do, do with all your strength, because there is no work, planning, knowledge, or wisdom in Sheol where you are going.

Isaiah 46:4

I will be the same until your old age,
and I will bear you up when you turn gray.
I have made you, and I will carry you;
I will bear and save you.

Jeremiah 1:11

Then the word of the Lord came to me, asking, “What do you see, Jeremiah?”I replied, “I see a branch of an almond tree.”

Jeremiah 9:17-20

This is what the Lord of Hosts says:Consider, and summon the women who mourn;
send for the skillful women.

Mark 5:38-39

They came to the leader’s house, and He saw a commotion—people weeping and wailing loudly.

Hebrews 9:27

And just as it is appointed for people to die once—and after this, judgment

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