Parallel Verses

King James 2000

Who say, It is not near for us to build houses: this city is the caldron, and we are the flesh.

New American Standard Bible

who say, ‘The time is not near to build houses. This city is the pot and we are the flesh.’

King James Version

Which say, It is not near; let us build houses: this city is the caldron, and we be the flesh.

Holman Bible

They are saying, ‘Isn’t the time near to build houses? The city is the pot, and we are the meat.’

International Standard Version

They keep saying, "The right time to build families hasn't yet arrived. The city is the pot and we are the meat.'

A Conservative Version

who say, [The time] is not near to build houses. This [city] is the caldron, and we are the flesh.

American Standard Version

that say, The time is not near to build houses: this city is the caldron, and we are the flesh.

Amplified

who say, ‘Is not the time near to build houses? This city is [secure just like] the pot and we are the meat [in it].’

Bible in Basic English

Who say, This is not the time for building houses: this town is the cooking-pot and we are the flesh.

Darby Translation

who say, It is not the time to build houses: this is the cauldron, and we are the flesh.

Julia Smith Translation

Saying, It not being near; build houses: this the pot, and we the flesh.

Lexham Expanded Bible

who [are] saying, "The building of houses [is] not near; [the city] is the pot, and we [are] the flesh.

Modern King James verseion

who say, It is not near; let us build houses; this city is the pot, and we are the flesh.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

saying, 'Tush, there is no destruction at hand, let us build houses: this Jerusalem is the cauldron, and we be the flesh.'

NET Bible

They say, 'The time is not near to build houses; the city is a cooking pot and we are the meat in it.'

New Heart English Bible

who say, 'The time is not near to build houses: this is the caldron, and we are the meat.'

The Emphasized Bible

who are saying, Not near! let us build houses, - It, is the caldron, and, we, are the flesh!

Webster

Who say, It is not near; let us build houses: this city is the caldron, and we are the flesh.

World English Bible

who say, [The time] is not near to build houses: this [city] is the caldron, and we are the flesh.

Youngs Literal Translation

who are saying, It is not near -- to build houses, it is the pot, and we the flesh.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
It is not near
קרב קרוב 
Qarowb 
Usage: 77

let us build
בּנה 
Banah 
Usage: 376

בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

this city is the caldron
סרה סירה סיר 
Ciyr 
Usage: 34

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

Judgment On Evil Rulers

2 Then said he unto me, Son of man, these are the men that devise iniquity, and give wicked counsel in this city: 3  Who say, It is not near for us to build houses: this city is the caldron, and we are the flesh. 4 Therefore prophesy against them, prophesy, O son of man.


Cross References

Ezekiel 12:22

Son of man, what is that proverb that you have in the land of Israel, saying, The days are prolonged, and every vision fails?

Ezekiel 12:27

Son of man, behold, they of the house of Israel say, The vision that he sees is for many days from now, and he prophesies of the times that are far off.

Isaiah 5:19

That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw near and come, that we may know it!

Jeremiah 1:11-13

Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, what see you? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree.

Ezekiel 7:7

The morning has come unto you, O you that dwell in the land: the time has come, the day of trouble is near, and not the rejoicing upon the mountains.

Ezekiel 11:7-11

Therefore thus says the Lord GOD; Your slain whom you have laid in the midst of it, they are the flesh, and this city is the caldron: but I will bring you forth out of the midst of it.

Ezekiel 24:3-14

And utter a parable unto the rebellious house, and say unto them, Thus says the Lord GOD; Set on a pot, set it on, and also pour water into it:

Amos 6:5

That chant to the sound of the harp, and invent for yourselves instruments of music, like David;

2 Peter 3:4

And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

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