Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

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

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

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!

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Woe to him that builds the city with blood and founds the village with iniquity!

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.

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

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WOE

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

Doom On The Unrighteous

11 Surely, the stone out of the wall, will make outcry, - and, the tie out of the timber, will answer it. 12 Alas! for him who buildeth a city with deeds of blood, - and establisheth a town with perversity. 13 Lo! is it not from Yahweh of hosts - that peoples labour for fire, and, populations, for emptiness, weary themselves?



Cross References

Micah 3:10

Building Zion, with deeds of blood, - and Jerusalem, with perversity.

Nahum 3:1

Alas for the city of bloodshed! All of it, deceit, of violence full, none releaseth prey!

Genesis 4:11-17

Now therefore, accursed, art thou, - from the ground which hath opened her mouth, to receive the shed-blood of thy brother at thy hand.

Joshua 6:26

And Joshua imposed an oath at that time, saying, - Cursed be the man before Yahweh who shall raise up and build this city - Jericho, At the price of his firstborn, shall he lay its foundation, and, at the price of his youngest, shall he set up its doors.

1 Kings 16:34

In his days, did Hiel the Bethelite build Jericho, - At the price of Abiram his firstborn, he laid its foundation, and, at the price of Segub his youngest, he set up its doors, according to the word of Yahweh which he spake through Joshua son of Nun.

Jeremiah 22:13-17

Alas! for him who buildeth his house without righteousness, And his roof-chambers without justice, - Of his neighbour, taketh service for nought, And recompense for his work, giveth him not.

Ezekiel 24:9

Wherefore Thus, saith My Lord Yahweh, Woe! city of bloodshed, - Even I myself, will make large the pe.

Daniel 4:27-31

Wherefore, O king, let, my counsel, be pleasing unto thee, thy sin, then, - by righteousness, break thou off, and, thine iniquities, by shewing favour to the oppressed, - if so be it may become the lengthening out of thy security.

John 11:47-50

The High-priests and Pharisees, therefore, brought together a high-council, and were saying - What are we to do, in that, this man, doeth, 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. And I was astonished, when I beheld her, with great astonishment.

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