Parallel Verses

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:

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:

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;

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:

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 and the doors shall be shut in the street; when the sound of the grinding is low, and one shall rise up at the voice of a bird, and all the daughters of music shall be brought low; 5 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: 6 before the silver cord is severed, or the golden bowl is broken, or the pitcher is broken at the spring, or the wheel broken at the cistern,



Cross References

Job 17:13

If I look for Sheol as my house, if I have spread my couch in the darkness,

Job 30:23

For I know that you will bring me to death, To the house appointed for all living.

Genesis 42:38

He said, "My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he only is left. If harm happens to him along the way in which you go, then you will bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to Sheol."

Genesis 44:29

If you take this one also from me, and harm happens to him, you will bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to Sheol.'

Genesis 44:31

it will happen, when he sees that the boy is no more, that he will die. Your servants will bring down the gray hairs of your servant, our father, with sorrow to Sheol.

Genesis 50:3-10

Forty days were fulfilled for him, for that is how many the days it takes to embalm. The Egyptians wept for him for seventy days.

Leviticus 19:32

"'You shall rise up before the gray head, and honor the face of an old man, and you shall fear your God. I am Yahweh.

Job 15:10

With us are both the gray-headed and the very aged men, much elder than your father.

Psalm 49:10-14

For he sees that wise men die; likewise the fool and the senseless perish, and leave their wealth to others.

Psalm 71:18

Yes, even when I am old and gray-haired, God, don't forsake me, until I have declared your strength to the next generation, your might to everyone who is to come.

Proverbs 16:31

Gray hair is a crown of glory. It is attained by a life of righteousness.

Proverbs 20:29

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

Ecclesiastes 9:10

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in Sheol, where you are going.

Isaiah 46:4

and even to old age I am he, and even to gray hairs will I carry you. I have made, and I will bear; yes, I will carry, and will deliver.

Jeremiah 1:11

Moreover the word of Yahweh came to me, saying, "Jeremiah, what do you see?" I said, "I see a branch of an almond tree."

Jeremiah 9:17-20

Thus says Yahweh of Armies, Consider, and call for the mourning women, that they may come; and send for the skillful women, that they may come:

Mark 5:38-39

He came to the synagogue ruler's house, and he saw an uproar, weeping, and great wailing.

Hebrews 9:27

Inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once, and after this, judgment,

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