Parallel Verses

World English Bible

who say, [The time] is not near 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.

King James 2000

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

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 He said to me, Son of man, these are the men who devise iniquity, and who give wicked counsel in this city; 3 who say, [The time] is not near to build houses: this [city] is the caldron, and we are the flesh. 4 Therefore prophesy against them, prophesy, son of man.


Cross References

Ezekiel 12:22

Son of man, what is this 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 day to come, and he prophesies of times that are far off.

Isaiah 5:19

Who say, "Let him make speed, let him 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 Yahweh came to me, saying, "Jeremiah, what do you see?" I said, "I see a branch of an almond tree."

Ezekiel 7:7

Your doom has come to you, inhabitant of the land: the time has come, the day is near, [a day of] tumult, and not [of] joyful shouting, on the mountains.

Ezekiel 11:7-11

Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: Your slain whom you have laid in its midst, they are the flesh, and this [city] is the caldron; but you shall be brought forth out of its midst.

Ezekiel 24:3-14

Utter a parable to the rebellious house, and tell them, Thus says the Lord Yahweh, Set on the caldron, set it on, and also pour water into it:

Amos 6:5

who strum on the strings of a harp; who invent for themselves instruments of music, like David;

2 Peter 3:4

and saying, "Where is the promise of his coming? For, from the day that the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation."

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