Parallel Verses

Amplified

When you cultivate the ground, it shall no longer yield its strength [it will resist producing good crops] for you; you shall be a fugitive and a vagabond [roaming aimlessly] on the earth [in perpetual exile without a home, a degraded outcast].”

New American Standard Bible

When you cultivate the ground, it will no longer yield its strength to you; you will be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth.”

King James Version

When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.

Holman Bible

If you work the ground, it will never again give you its yield. You will be a restless wanderer on the earth.”

International Standard Version

Whenever you work the ground, it will no longer yield its produce to you, and you'll wander throughout the earth as a fugitive."

A Conservative Version

When thou till the ground, it shall not henceforth yield to thee its strength. A fugitive and a wanderer thou shall be on the earth.

American Standard Version

when thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee its strength; a fugitive and a wanderer shalt thou be in the earth.

Bible in Basic English

No longer will the earth give you her fruit as the reward of your work; you will be a wanderer in flight over the earth.

Darby Translation

When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield thee its strength; a wanderer and fugitive shalt thou be on the earth.

Julia Smith Translation

When thou shalt work the earth she shall not add to give her strength to thee. Wandering and fleeing shalt thou be in the earth.

King James 2000

When you till the ground, it shall no longer yield unto you its strength; a fugitive and a wanderer shall you be in the earth.

Lexham Expanded Bible

When you till the ground {it shall no longer yield its strength to you}. You shall be a wanderer and a fugitive on the earth."

Modern King James verseion

When you till the ground, it will not again give its strength to you. And you shall be a vagabond and a fugitive in the earth.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For when thou tillest the ground she shall henceforth not give her power unto thee. A vagabond and a renegade shalt thou be upon the earth."

NET Bible

When you try to cultivate the ground it will no longer yield its best for you. You will be a homeless wanderer on the earth."

New Heart English Bible

From now on, when you till the ground, it won't yield its strength to you. You shall be a fugitive and a wanderer in the earth."

The Emphasized Bible

Though thou till the ground, it shall not go on to give its vigour to thee. A wanderer and a fugitive, shalt thou be in the earth.

Webster

When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield to thee its strength: A fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.

World English Bible

From now on, when you till the ground, it won't yield its strength to you. You shall be a fugitive and a wanderer in the earth."

Youngs Literal Translation

when thou tillest the ground, it doth not add to give its strength to thee -- a wanderer, even a trembling one, thou art in the earth.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
thou tillest
עבד 
`abad 
Usage: 288

the ground
אדמה 
'adamah 
Usage: 225

it shall not henceforth
יסף 
Yacaph 
Usage: 208

נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

נוּע 
Nuwa` 
Usage: 40

and a vagabond
נוּד 
Nuwd 
Usage: 24

References

Context Readings

Cain And Abel

11 And now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s [shed] blood from your hand. 12 When you cultivate the ground, it shall no longer yield its strength [it will resist producing good crops] for you; you shall be a fugitive and a vagabond [roaming aimlessly] on the earth [in perpetual exile without a home, a degraded outcast].” 13 Cain said to the Lord, “My punishment is greater than I can bear.


Cross References

Leviticus 26:36

As for those who are left of you, I will bring despair (lack of courage, weakness) into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; the sound of a scattered leaf will put them to flight, and they will flee as if [running] from the sword, and will fall even when no one is chasing them.

Deuteronomy 28:23-24

The heaven which is over your head shall be bronze [giving no rain and blocking all prayers], and the earth which is under you, iron [hard to plow and yielding no produce].

Genesis 3:17-18

Then to Adam the Lord God said, “Because you have listened [attentively] to the voice of your wife, and have eaten [fruit] from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’;

The ground is [now] under a curse because of you;
In sorrow and toil you shall eat [the fruit] of it
All the days of your life.

Genesis 4:14

Behold, You have driven me out this day from the face of the land; and from Your face (presence) I will be hidden, and I will be a fugitive and an [aimless] vagabond on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me.”

Leviticus 26:20

Your strength will be spent uselessly, for your land will not yield its produce and the trees of the land will not yield their fruit.

Deuteronomy 28:65-66

Among those nations you will find no peace (rest), and there will be no resting place for the sole of your foot; but there the Lord will give you a trembling heart, failing eyes, and a despairing soul.

Psalm 109:10


Let his children wander and beg;
Let them seek their food and be driven far from their ruined homes.

Jeremiah 20:3-4

And the next day Pashhur brought Jeremiah out of the stocks. Then Jeremiah said to him, “The Lord does not call your name Pashhur, but Magor-missabib (terror on every side).

Hosea 9:17


My God will reject them and cast them away
Because they did not listen to Him;
And they will be wanderers (fugitives) among the nations.

Romans 8:20

For the creation was subjected to frustration and futility, not willingly [because of some intentional fault on its part], but by the will of Him who subjected it, in hope

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