Parallel Verses

King James 2000

Woe to him that builds a town with blood, and establishes 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 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.

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 shall cry out from the wall, and the beam from the timber shall answer it. 12  Woe to him that builds a town with blood, and establishes a city by iniquity! 13 Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts that the people shall labor to feed the fire, and the people shall weary themselves in vain?



Cross References

Micah 3:10

They build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.

Nahum 3:1

Woe to the bloody city! it is all full of lies and robbery; the victim departs not;

Genesis 4:11-17

And now are you cursed from the earth, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand;

Joshua 6:26

And Joshua charged them at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before the LORD, that rises up and builds this city Jericho: he shall lay the foundation thereof with his firstborn, and with his youngest son shall he set up the gates of it.

1 Kings 16:34

In his days did Hiel of Bethel build Jericho: he laid the foundation of it at the cost of Abiram his firstborn, and set up the gates of it at the cost 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 unto him that builds his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by wrong; that uses his neighbor's service without wages, and gives him nothing for his work;

Ezekiel 24:9

Therefore thus says the Lord GOD; Woe to the bloody city! I will even make the pile for fire great.

Daniel 4:27-31

Therefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto you, and break off your sins by practicing righteousness, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of your tranquility.

John 11:47-50

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

Revelation 17:6

And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great wonder.

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