Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

But the children struggled together within her; and she said, “If it is so, why then am I this way?” So she went to inquire of the Lord.

King James Version

And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to inquire of the LORD.

Holman Bible

But the children inside her struggled with each other, and she said, “Why is this happening to me?” So she went to inquire of the Lord.

International Standard Version

But when the infants kept on wrestling each other inside her womb, she asked herself, "Why is this happening?" So she asked the LORD for an explanation.

A Conservative Version

And the children struggled together within her. And she said, If it be so, why do I live? And she went to inquire of LORD.

American Standard Version

And the children struggled together within her. And she said, If it be so, wherefore do I live? And she went to inquire of Jehovah.

Amplified

But the children struggled together within her [kicking and shoving one another]; and she said, “If it is so [that the Lord has heard our prayer], why then am I this way?” So she went to inquire of the Lord [praying for an answer].

Bible in Basic English

And the children were fighting together inside her, and she said, If it is to be so, why am I like this? So she went to put her question to the Lord.

Darby Translation

And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to inquire of Jehovah.

Julia Smith Translation

And the sons will struggle within her: and she will say,. If so, wherefore am I thus? And she will go to inquire of Jehovah.

King James 2000

And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to inquire of the LORD.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And the children in her womb jostled each other, and she said, "{If it is going to be like this, why be pregnant}?" And she went to inquire of Yahweh.

Modern King James verseion

And the sons struggled together within her. And she said, If it is so, why am I this way? And she went to inquire of Jehovah.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And the children strove together within her. Then she said, "If it should go so to pass, what helpeth it that I am with child?" And she went and asked the LORD.

NET Bible

But the children struggled inside her, and she said, "If it is going to be like this, I'm not so sure I want to be pregnant!" So she asked the Lord,

New Heart English Bible

The children struggled together within her. She said, "If it be so, why do I live?" She went to inquire of the LORD.

The Emphasized Bible

And the sons within her struggled together, so she said - If so, wherefore now am, I, thus ? And she went to seek Yahweh.

Webster

And the children struggled together within her: and she said, If it is so, why am I thus? And she went to inquire of the LORD.

World English Bible

The children struggled together within her. She said, "If it be so, why do I live?" She went to inquire of Yahweh.

Youngs Literal Translation

and the children struggle together within her, and she saith, 'If it is right -- why am I thus?' and she goeth to seek Jehovah.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
קרב 
Qereb 
Usage: 226

and she said

Usage: 0

If it be so, why am I thus
זה 
Zeh 
Usage: 1161

ילך 
Yalak 
Usage: 0

to enquire
דּרשׁ 
Darash 
Usage: 164

References

Context Readings

Jacob And Esau

21 And Isaac prayed unto the LORD for his wife because she was barren; and the LORD accepted him, and Rebekah his wife conceived. 22 But the children struggled together within her; and she said, “If it is so, why then am I this way?” So she went to inquire of the Lord. 23 And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of peoples shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.


Cross References

1 Samuel 9:9

(Beforetime in Israel when anyone went to enquire of God, he spoke thus, Come, and let us go to the seer, for he that is now called a Prophet was called a Seer before.)

1 Samuel 10:22

Therefore, they enquired of the LORD further, if the man should yet come there. And the LORD answered, Behold, he has hid himself among the stuff.

1 Samuel 22:15

Did I begin to enquire of God for him today? Be it far from me; let not the king impute any thing unto his slave nor to all the house of my father, for thy slave knew nothing of all this, less or more.

1 Samuel 28:6

And Saul enquired of the LORD, but the LORD did not answer him by dreams nor by Urim nor by prophets.

1 Samuel 30:8

And David enquired at the LORD, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? Shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue; for thou shalt surely overtake them and without fail recover all.

Ezekiel 20:31

For when ye offer your gifts, when ye make your sons to pass through the fire, ye pollute yourselves with all your idols, even unto this day; and shall I be enquired of by you, O house of Israel? As I live, said the Lord GOD, I will not be enquired of by you.

Ezekiel 36:37

Thus hath the Lord GOD said; I will yet be enquired of by the house of Israel, to do it for them; I will multiply men like flocks.

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