Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Yes, to them you are like a singer of love songs who has a beautiful voice and plays skillfully on an instrument. They hear your words, but they don’t obey them.

New American Standard Bible

"Behold, you are to them like a sensual song by one who has a beautiful voice and plays well on an instrument; for they hear your words but they do not practice them.

King James Version

And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not.

International Standard Version

As far as they are concerned, you sing romantic songs with a beautiful voice and play a musical instrument well. They'll listen to what you have to say, but they won't put it into practice!

A Conservative Version

And, lo, thou are to them as a very lovely song of he who has a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument. For they hear thy words, but they do not do them.

American Standard Version

And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument; for they hear thy words, but they do them not.

Amplified

Behold, you are to them as a very lovely [love] song of one who has a pleasant voice and can play well on an instrument, for they hear your words but do not do them.

Bible in Basic English

And truly you are to them like a love song by one who has a very pleasing voice and is an expert player on an instrument: for they give ear to your words but do them not.

Darby Translation

And behold, thou art unto them as a lovely song, a pleasant voice, and one that playeth well on an instrument; and they hear thy words, but they do them not.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And, behold, thou art unto them as a singer of love songs, one that has a good voice and can sing well: and they shall hear thy words, but they will not do them.

Julia Smith Translation

And behold thee to them as song of loves of a fair voice, playing well an instrument: and they heard thy words and did them not

King James 2000

And, lo, you are unto them as a very lovely song of one that has a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear your words, but they do them not.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Now, look! You [are] to them like {a sensual song}, beautiful of voice and {played well on an instrument}, and they hear your words, {but they are not doing them}.

Modern King James verseion

And lo, you are to them as a singer of love songs with a beautiful voice, and able to play well on an instrument; for they hear your words, but they do not do them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And as a ballad that hath a sweet tune, and is pleasant to sing, so shalt thou be unto them: thy words shall they hear, but they will not do thereafter.

NET Bible

Realize that to them you are like a sensual song, a beautiful voice and skilled musician. They hear your words, but they do not obey them.

New Heart English Bible

Behold, you are to them as a very lovely song of one who has a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument; for they hear your words, but they do not do them.

The Emphasized Bible

And lo! thou art to them - As a bewitching song, Of one with a beautiful voice. And skilfully touching the strings, - So will they hear thy words, And yet be going to do none of them.

Webster

And lo, thou art to them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do not perform them.

World English Bible

Behold, you are to them as a very lovely song of one who has a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument; for they hear your words, but they don't do them.

Youngs Literal Translation

And lo, thou art to them as a singer of doting loves, A pleasant voice, and playing well on an instrument, And they have heard thy words, and they are not doing them.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely
עגב 
`egeb 
Usage: 2

שׁירה שׁיר 
Shiyr 
Usage: 90

קל קול 
Qowl 
Usage: 506

and can play well
טוב 
Towb 
Usage: 31

on an instrument
נגן 
Nagan 
Usage: 15

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

but they do

Usage: 0

References

Easton

Hastings

Context Readings

Ezekiel Appointed As A Watchman And His Responsibility

31 So My people come to you in crowds, sit in front of you, and hear your words, but they don’t obey them. Although they express love with their mouths, their hearts pursue dishonest profit. 32 Yes, to them you are like a singer of love songs who has a beautiful voice and plays skillfully on an instrument. They hear your words, but they don’t obey them. 33 Yet when it comes—and it will definitely come—then they will know that a prophet has been among them.”



Cross References

Mark 6:20

because Herod was in awe of John and was protecting him, knowing he was a righteous and holy man. When Herod heard him he would be very disturbed, yet would hear him gladly.

Mark 4:16-17

And these are the ones sown on rocky ground: when they hear the word, immediately they receive it with joy.

John 5:35

Johnwas a burning and shining lamp, and for a time you were willing to enjoy his light.

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