Parallel Verses

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 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.

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 Isaac prayed to the Lord on behalf of his wife because she was childless. The Lord answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant. 22 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, 23 and the Lord said to her, "Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples will be separated from within you. One people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger."


Cross References

1 Samuel 9:9

(Now it used to be in Israel that whenever someone went to inquire of God he would say, "Come on, let's go to the seer." For today's prophet used to be called a seer.)

1 Samuel 10:22

So they inquired again of the Lord, "Has the man arrived here yet?" The Lord said, "He has hidden himself among the equipment."

1 Samuel 22:15

Was it just today that I began to inquire of God on his behalf? Far be it from me! The king should not accuse his servant or any of my father's house. For your servant is not aware of all this -- not in whole or in part!"

1 Samuel 28:6

So Saul inquired of the Lord, but the Lord did not answer him -- not by dreams nor by Urim nor by the prophets.

1 Samuel 30:8

David inquired of the Lord, saying, "Should I pursue this raiding band? Will I overtake them?" He said to him, "Pursue, for you will certainly overtake them and carry out a rescue!"

Ezekiel 20:31

When you present your sacrifices -- when you make your sons pass through the fire -- you defile yourselves with all your idols to this very day. Will I allow you to seek me, O house of Israel? As surely as I live, declares the sovereign Lord, I will not allow you to seek me!

Ezekiel 36:37

"This is what the sovereign Lord says: I will allow the house of Israel to ask me to do this for them: I will multiply their people like sheep.

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