Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"What do you mean by using this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, 'The fathers eat the sour grapes, But the children's teeth are set on edge'?

King James Version

What mean ye, that ye use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge?

Holman Bible

“What do you mean by using this proverb concerning the land of Israel:The fathers eat sour grapes,
and the children’s teeth are set on edge?

International Standard Version

"Why do you cite this proverb when you talk about Israel's land: "The fathers eat sour grapes but it's their children's teeth that have become numb.'

A Conservative Version

What do ye mean, that ye use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the son's teeth are set on edge?

American Standard Version

What mean ye, that ye use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge?

Amplified

What do you mean by using this proverb concerning the land of Israel, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge?

Bible in Basic English

Why do you make use of this saying about the land of Israel, The fathers have been tasting bitter grapes and the children's teeth are on edge?

Darby Translation

What mean ye, ye who use this proverb of the land of Israel, saying, The fathers eat sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

What mean ye, that ye use this saying concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes and the children's teeth are set on edge?

Julia Smith Translation

What to you making use of this parable upon the land of Israel, saying, The fathers will eat sour grapes and the sons' teeth will be blunted?

King James 2000

What mean you, that you use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge?

Lexham Expanded Bible

"{What do you mean by} quoting this proverb about the land of Israel, {saying}, 'The fathers, they ate unripe fruit, and the teeth of the child became blunt.'

Modern King James verseion

What is it to you that you use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes and the teeth of the sons are dull?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"What mean ye by this common proverb, that ye use in the land of Israel, saying, 'The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge'?

NET Bible

"What do you mean by quoting this proverb concerning the land of Israel, "'The fathers eat sour grapes And the children's teeth become numb?'

New Heart English Bible

"What do you mean, that you use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, 'The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge?'

The Emphasized Bible

What occasion have ye, to be using this proverb, concerning the so of Israel, saying, - Fathers eat sour grapes, And the children's teeth are blunted?

Webster

What mean ye, that ye use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge?

World English Bible

What do you mean, that you use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge?

Youngs Literal Translation

What -- to you, ye -- using this simile Concerning the ground of Israel, saying: Fathers do eat unripe fruit, And the sons' teeth are blunted?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
What mean ye, that ye use
משׁל 
Mashal 
Usage: 16

משׁל 
Mashal 
Usage: 39

אדמה 
'adamah 
Usage: 225

of Israel
ישׂראל 
Yisra'el 
Usage: 2505

אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

בּסר 
Bocer 
Usage: 4

שׁן 
Shen 
Usage: 55

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Watsons

Context Readings

God's Just Treatment Of Individuals, Both Righteous And Wicked

1 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 2 "What do you mean by using this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, 'The fathers eat the sour grapes, But the children's teeth are set on edge'? 3 "As I live," declares the Lord GOD, "you are surely not going to use this proverb in Israel anymore.


Cross References

Isaiah 3:15

"What do you mean by crushing My people And grinding the face of the poor?" Declares the Lord GOD of hosts.

Lamentations 5:7

Our fathers sinned, and are no more; It is we who have borne their iniquities.

Jeremiah 31:29-30

"In those days they will not say again, 'The fathers have eaten sour grapes, And the children's teeth are set on edge.'

Jeremiah 15:4

"I will make them an object of horror among all the kingdoms of the earth because of Manasseh, the son of Hezekiah, the king of Judah, for what he did in Jerusalem.

Ezekiel 6:2-3

"Son of man, set your face toward the mountains of Israel, and prophesy against them

Ezekiel 7:2

"And you, son of man, thus says the Lord GOD to the land of Israel, 'An end! The end is coming on the four corners of the land.

Ezekiel 17:12

"Say now to the rebellious house, 'Do you not know what these things mean?' Say, 'Behold, the king of Babylon came to Jerusalem, took its king and princes and brought them to him in Babylon.

Ezekiel 25:3

and say to the sons of Ammon, 'Hear the word of the Lord GOD! Thus says the Lord GOD, "Because you said, 'Aha!' against My sanctuary when it was profaned, and against the land of Israel when it was made desolate, and against the house of Judah when they went into exile,

Ezekiel 36:1-6

"And you, son of man, prophesy to the mountains of Israel and say, 'O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the LORD.

Ezekiel 37:11

Then He said to me, "Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel; behold, they say, 'Our bones are dried up and our hope has perished We are completely cut off.'

Ezekiel 37:19

say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel, his companions; and I will put them with it, with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they will be one in My hand."'

Ezekiel 37:25

"They will live on the land that I gave to Jacob My servant, in which your fathers lived; and they will live on it, they, and their sons and their sons' sons, forever; and David My servant will be their prince forever.

Matthew 23:36

"Truly I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation.

Romans 9:20

On the contrary, who are you, O man, who answers back to God? The thing molded will not say to the molder, "Why did you make me like this," will it?

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