Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

"You have fashioned mankind like fish in the ocean, like creeping things that have no ruler.

New American Standard Bible

Why have You made men like the fish of the sea,
Like creeping things without a ruler over them?

King James Version

And makest men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping things, that have no ruler over them?

Holman Bible

You have made mankind
like the fish of the sea,
like marine creatures that have no ruler.

A Conservative Version

and makes men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping things, that have no ruler over them?

American Standard Version

and makest men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping things, that have no ruler over them?

Amplified


Why do You make men like the fish of the sea,
Like reptiles and creeping things that have no ruler [and are helpless against their enemies]?

Bible in Basic English

He has made men like the fishes of the sea, like the worms which have no ruler over them.

Darby Translation

And thou makest men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping things, that have no ruler over them.

Julia Smith Translation

And wilt thou make man as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping thing no ruler over him?

King James 2000

And make men like the fish of the sea, like the creeping things, that have no ruler over them?

Lexham Expanded Bible

You make humankind like fish of the sea, like crawling creatures that have no ruler among them.

Modern King James verseion

For You make man like the fish of the sea, like creeping things with no ruler over them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Thou makest men as the fish in the sea, and like as the creeping beasts, that have no guide.

NET Bible

You made people like fish in the sea, like animals in the sea that have no ruler.

New Heart English Bible

and make men like the fish of the sea, like the creeping things, that have no ruler over them?

The Emphasized Bible

So wouldst thou have made Men, like the fishes of the sea, - like the creeping thing that hath no ruler over it:

Webster

And makest men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping animals that have no ruler over them?

World English Bible

and make men like the fish of the sea, like the creeping things, that have no ruler over them?

Youngs Literal Translation

And Thou makest man as fishes of the sea, As a creeping thing -- none ruling over him.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
men
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

as the fishes
דּאג דּגo 
Dag 
Usage: 19

of the sea
ים 
Yam 
Usage: 396

as the creeping things
רמשׂ 
Remes 
Usage: 17

משׁל 
Mashal 
Usage: 81

References

Fausets

Net

Hastings

Context Readings

Habakkuk's Second Complaint

13 Your eyes are too pure to gaze upon evil; and you cannot tolerate wickedness. So why do you tolerate the treacherous? And why do you stay silent while the wicked devour those who are more righteous than they are? 14 "You have fashioned mankind like fish in the ocean, like creeping things that have no ruler. 15 The adversary captures them with a hook, gathering them up in a fishing net. He collects them with a dragnet, rejoicing and gloating over his catch.


Cross References

Proverbs 6:7

It has no commander, officer, or ruler,

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