Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

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

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!

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 For the stone from the wall shall cry out, and the cross-beam from the wood shall answer it. 12 Wo! to him building a city with bloods, and preparing a city by iniquity. 13 Behold, is it not from Jehovah of armies, and the peoples shall labor in a sufficiency of fire, and the peoples shall be wearied in a sufficiency of emptiness?



Cross References

Micah 3:10

Building Zion with bloods and Jerusalem with iniquity.

Nahum 3:1

Wo! to the city of bloods: all of it was filled with falsehood, with violence; the prey will not withdraw.

Genesis 4:11-17

And now cursed art thou, from the earth, which opened her mouth to take thy brother's bloods from thy hand.

Joshua 6:26

And Joshua will swear in that time, saying, Cursed the man before Jehovah who shall rise up and build this city Jericho: in his first-born he shall lay its foundation and in his younger he shall set up its doors.

1 Kings 16:34

In his days Hiel of the house of God, built Jericho: in Abiram his first born he will found it, and in Segub his younger he set up its gates, according to the word of Jehovah which he spake by the hand of Joshua son of Nun.

Jeremiah 22:13-17

Wo to him building his house not with justice, and his upper chambers not with judgment; by his neighbor he will work gratuitously, and he will give him not for his work;

Ezekiel 24:9

For this, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Wo to the city of bloods! I will make her pile great

Daniel 4:27-31

Wherefore, O king, my counsel shall be pleasant to thee, and break off thy sins by justice, and thine iniquities in compassionating the poor; if it shall be a lengthening to thy peace.

John 11:47-50

Then gathered together the chief priests and Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man does many signs.

Revelation 17:6

And I saw the woman intoxicated from the blood of the holy, and from the blood of the witnesses of Jesus: and wondered, seeing her, with great wonder.

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