Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

See ye among the nations, and look, and wonder; ye shall wonder: for the working a work in your days ye will not believe if it shall be recounted.

New American Standard Bible

Look among the nations! Observe!
Be astonished! Wonder!
Because I am doing something in your days—
You would not believe if you were told.

King James Version

Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you.

Holman Bible

Look at the nations and observe
be utterly astounded!
For something is taking place in your days
that you will not believe
when you hear about it.

International Standard Version

"Look out at the nations and pay attention! Be astounded! Be really astounded! Because something is happening in your lifetime that you won't believe, even if it were described down to the smallest detail.

A Conservative Version

Behold ye {scoffers (LXX/NT)}, and look, and wonder marvelously. For I am working a work in your days, which ye will not believe though it be told you.

American Standard Version

Behold ye among the nations, and look, and wonder marvellously; for I am working a work in your days, which ye will not believe though it be told you.

Amplified


[The Lord replied,] “Look among the nations! See!
Be astonished! Wonder!
For I am doing something in your days—
You would not believe it if you were told.

Bible in Basic English

See among the nations, and take note, and be full of wonder: for in your days I am doing a work in which you will have no belief, even if news of it is given to you.

Darby Translation

See ye among the nations, and behold, and wonder marvellously; for I work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be declared to you.

King James 2000

Behold you among the nations, and regard, and wonder and be astonished: for I will work a work in your days, which you will not believe, though it be told you.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"Look among the nations and see; be astonished and astounded. For a work [is about to] be done in your days that you will not believe if it is told.

Modern King James verseion

Look among the nations, and behold and wonder marvelously; for I will work a work in your days which you will not believe, not even if it is declared to you.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Behold among the Heathen, and look well: wonder at it, and be abashed: For I will do a thing in your time, which though it be told you, ye shall not believe.

NET Bible

"Look at the nations and pay attention! You will be shocked and amazed! For I will do something in your lifetime that you will not believe even though you are forewarned.

New Heart English Bible

"Look, you scoffers, watch, and wonder marvelously, and perish; for I am working a work in your days, which you will not believe though it is told you.

The Emphasized Bible

Behold ye, among the nations, and look around, Yea stand stock still - stare, - for, a work, is being wrought in your days, ye will not believe, when it is recounted.

Webster

Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvelously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe though it be told you.

World English Bible

"Look among the nations, watch, and wonder marvelously; for I am working a work in your days, which you will not believe though it is told you.

Youngs Literal Translation

Look ye on nations, and behold and marvel greatly. For a work He is working in your days, Ye do not believe though it is declared.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

ye among the heathen
גּי גּוי 
Gowy 
Usage: 558

and regard
נבט 
Nabat 
Usage: 69

and wonder
תּמהּ 
Tamahh 
Usage: 9

תּמהּ 
Tamahh 
Usage: 9

for I will work
פּעל 
Pa`al 
Usage: 57

a work
פּעל 
Po`al 
Usage: 37

in your days
יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

References

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

God's Answer To Habakkuk

4 For this, the law will be slack, and judgment will not go forth forever: for the unjust surrounds the just; for this perverted judgment will go forth. 5 See ye among the nations, and look, and wonder; ye shall wonder: for the working a work in your days ye will not believe if it shall be recounted. 6 For behold me raising up the Chaldeans, the nation bitter and hasty, going upon the wide places of the land to possess the dwelling not to him.


Cross References

Isaiah 29:14

For this, behold me adding to be wonderful with this people, dealing wonderfully and being a wonder: and the wisdom of their wise perished, and the understanding of their understanding ones shall be hid.

Ezekiel 12:22-28

Son of man, what this parable to you upon the land of Israel, saying, The days will be prolonged and every vision perished?

Deuteronomy 4:27

And Jehovah scattered you among the peoples, and ye remained men of number among the nations where Jehovah will lead you there.

Isaiah 28:21-22

For as mount Perazim shall Jehovah rise up, as the valley in Gibeon shall he be moved to do his work, his strange work, and to work his service, his unknown service.

Isaiah 29:9

Linger ye, and wonder; delight yourselves, and be ye blinded; they were drunken and not with wine; they reeled and not with strong drink.

Jeremiah 5:12-13

They lied against Jehovah, and they will say, Not he; and evil shall not come upon us; and we shall not see the sword and famine:

Jeremiah 9:25-26

Behold, the days coming, says Jehovah, and I reviewed over all the circumcised with the uncircumcised;

Jeremiah 18:18

And they will say, Come, and we will purpose purposes against Jeremiah; for law shall not perish from the priest, and counsel from the wise, and the word from the prophet Come, and we will strike him with the tongue, and we will not attend to any of his words.

Jeremiah 25:14-29

For many nations they also served upon them, and great kings: and I requited to them according to their work and according to the doings of their hands.

Lamentations 4:12

The kings of the earth believed not, and all those dwelling in the habitable globe, that the enemy will come in to the gates of Jerusalem.

Daniel 9:12

And he will set up his words which he spake against us, and against our judges who judged us to bring against us a great evil: which was not done under all the heavens according to what was done in Jerusalem.

Zephaniah 1:2

Taking away, I will take away all from off the face of the earth, says Jehovah

Acts 6:13-14

And set false witnesses, saying, This man ceases not speaking defaming words against this holy place, and the law:

Acts 13:40-41

See ye, therefore, that that spoken by the prophets come not upon you.

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