Parallel Verses

King James Version

For how can I endure to see the evil that shall come unto my people? or how can I endure to see the destruction of my kindred?

New American Standard Bible

"For how can I endure to see the calamity which will befall my people, and how can I endure to see the destruction of my kindred?"

Holman Bible

For how could I bear to see the disaster that would come on my people? How could I bear to see the destruction of my relatives?”

International Standard Version

Indeed, how can I bear to see this disaster happen to my people? How can I bear to see the destruction of my kinsmen?"

A Conservative Version

For how can I endure to see the evil that shall come to my people? Or how can I endure to see the destruction of my kindred?

American Standard Version

for how can I endure to see the evil that shall come unto my people? or how can I endure to see the destruction of my kindred?

Amplified

For how can I endure to see the evil that shall come upon my people? Or how can I endure to see the destruction of my kindred?

Bible in Basic English

For how is it possible for me to see the evil which is to overtake my nation? how may I see the destruction of my people?

Darby Translation

For how shall I endure to see the evil that shall befall my people? and how shall I endure to see the destruction of my kindred?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For how can I endure to see the evil that shall come unto my people? How can I endure to see the destruction of my nation?

Julia Smith Translation

For how shall I be able and I looked upon the evil which shall be found with my people? And how shall I be able and I looked upon the destruction of my kindred?

King James 2000

For how can I endure to see the evil that shall come unto my people? or how can I endure to see the destruction of my kindred?

Lexham Expanded Bible

For {how can I bear} to look on the disaster that will find my people, and {how can I bear} to look on the destruction of my family?"

Modern King James verseion

For how can I bear to see the evil that shall come on my people? Or how can I endure to see the slaughter of my kindred?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For how can I see the evil that shall happen unto my people? And how can I look upon the destruction of my kindred?"

NET Bible

For how can I watch the calamity that will befall my people, and how can I watch the destruction of my relatives?"

New Heart English Bible

For how can I endure to see the disaster that would come to my people? How can I endure to see the destruction of my relatives?"

The Emphasized Bible

For how can I endure to see the ruin that shall overtake my people? or how can I endure to see the destruction of my kindred?

Webster

For how can I endure to see the evil that will come to my people? or how can I endure to see the destruction of my kindred?

World English Bible

For how can I endure to see the evil that would come to my people? How can I endure to see the destruction of my relatives?"

Youngs Literal Translation

for how do I endure when I have looked on the evil that doth find my people? and how do I endure when I have looked on the destruction of my kindred?'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
איככה איכה איך 
'eyk 
Usage: 82

יכול יכל 
Yakol 
יכול יכל 
Yakol 
Usage: 194
Usage: 194

to see
ראה 
Ra'ah 
ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308
Usage: 1308

מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

or how
איככה איכה איך 
'eyk 
Usage: 82

H13
אבדן 
'obdan 
Usage: 1

Context Readings

Mordecai Is Promoted

5 And said, If it please the king, and if I have found favour in his sight, and the thing seem right before the king, and I be pleasing in his eyes, let it be written to reverse the letters devised by Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, which he wrote to destroy the Jews which are in all the king's provinces: 6 For how can I endure to see the evil that shall come unto my people? or how can I endure to see the destruction of my kindred? 7 Then the king Ahasuerus said unto Esther the queen and to Mordecai the Jew, Behold, I have given Esther the house of Haman, and him they have hanged upon the gallows, because he laid his hand upon the Jews.


Cross References

Esther 7:4

For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish. But if we had been sold for bondmen and bondwomen, I had held my tongue, although the enemy could not countervail the king's damage.

Genesis 44:34

For how shall I go up to my father, and the lad be not with me? lest peradventure I see the evil that shall come on my father.

Nehemiah 2:3

And said unto the king, Let the king live for ever: why should not my countenance be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers' sepulchres, lieth waste, and the gates thereof are consumed with fire?

Esther 9:1

Now in the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar, on the thirteenth day of the same, when the king's commandment and his decree drew near to be put in execution, in the day that the enemies of the Jews hoped to have power over them, (though it was turned to the contrary, that the Jews had rule over them that hated them;)

Jeremiah 4:19

My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart maketh a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because thou hast heard, O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.

Jeremiah 9:1

Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!

Luke 19:41-42

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

Romans 9:2-3

That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart.

Romans 10:1

Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.

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