Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

“Woe to him who builds a city with bloodshed
And founds a town with violence!

King James Version

Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and stablisheth a city by iniquity!

Holman Bible

Woe to him who builds a city with bloodshed
and founds a town with injustice!

International Standard Version

"Woe to the one who founds a city upon bloodshed, and constructs a city by lawlessness.

A Conservative Version

Woe to him who builds a town with blood, and establishes a city by iniquity!

American Standard Version

Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and establisheth a city by iniquity!

Amplified


“Woe (judgment is coming) to him who builds a city with bloodshed
And establishes a town by violence!

Bible in Basic English

A curse on him who is building a place with blood, and basing a town on evil-doing!

Darby Translation

Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and establisheth a city by unrighteousness!

Julia Smith Translation

Wo! to him building a city with bloods, and preparing a city by iniquity.

King James 2000

Woe to him that builds a town with blood, and establishes a city by iniquity!

Lexham Expanded Bible

Woe to [him who] builds a city by bloodguilt, and [who] founds a city by wickedness!

Modern King James verseion

Woe to him who builds a town with blood, and establishes a city by iniquity!

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Woe unto him, that buildeth the town with blood, and maintaineth the city with unrighteousness.

NET Bible

The one who builds a city by bloodshed is as good as dead -- he who starts a town by unjust deeds.

New Heart English Bible

Woe to him who builds a town with blood, and establishes a city by iniquity.

The Emphasized Bible

Alas! for him who buildeth a city with deeds of blood, - and establisheth a town with perversity.

Webster

Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and establisheth a city by iniquity!

World English Bible

Woe to him who builds a town with blood, and establishes a city by iniquity!

Youngs Literal Translation

Woe to him who is building a city by blood, And establishing a city by iniquity.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Woe
הוי 
Howy 
woe, Ah, Ho, O, Alas
Usage: 50

בּנה 
Banah 
Usage: 376

a town
עיר ער עיר 
`iyr 
Usage: 1094

with blood
דּם 
Dam 
Usage: 359

a city
קריה 
Qiryah 
Usage: 31

References

American

WOE

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

Doom On The Unrighteous

11 “Surely the stone will cry out from the wall,
And the rafter will answer it from the framework.
12 “Woe to him who builds a city with bloodshed
And founds a town with violence!
13 “Is it not indeed from the Lord of hosts
That peoples toil for fire,
And nations grow weary for nothing?



Cross References

Micah 3:10

Who build Zion with bloodshed
And Jerusalem with violent injustice.

Nahum 3:1

Woe to the bloody city, completely full of lies and pillage;
Her prey never departs.

Genesis 4:11-17

Now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand.

Joshua 6:26

Then Joshua made them take an oath at that time, saying, “Cursed before the Lord is the man who rises up and builds this city Jericho; with the loss of his firstborn he shall lay its foundation, and with the loss of his youngest son he shall set up its gates.”

1 Kings 16:34

In his days Hiel the Bethelite built Jericho; he laid its foundations with the loss of Abiram his firstborn, and set up its gates with the loss of his youngest son Segub, according to the word of the Lord, which He spoke by Joshua the son of Nun.

Jeremiah 22:13-17

“Woe to him who builds his house without righteousness
And his upper rooms without justice,
Who uses his neighbor’s services without pay
And does not give him his wages,

Ezekiel 24:9

‘Therefore, thus says the Lord God,
Woe to the bloody city!
I also will make the pile great.

Daniel 4:27-31

Therefore, O king, may my advice be pleasing to you: break away now from your sins by doing righteousness and from your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor, in case there may be a prolonging of your prosperity.’

John 11:47-50

Therefore the chief priests and the Pharisees convened a council, and were saying, “What are we doing? For this man is performing many signs.

Revelation 17:6

And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. When I saw her, I wondered greatly.

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