Parallel Verses

NET Bible

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

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.

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

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Context Readings

Doom On The Unrighteous

11 For the stones in the walls will cry out, and the wooden rafters will answer back. 12 The one who builds a city by bloodshed is as good as dead -- he who starts a town by unjust deeds. 13 Be sure of this! The Lord who commands armies has decreed: The nations' efforts will go up in smoke; their exhausting work will be for nothing.



Cross References

Micah 3:10

You build Zion through bloody crimes, Jerusalem through unjust violence.

Nahum 3:1

Woe to the city guilty of bloodshed! She is full of lies; she is filled with plunder; she has hoarded her spoil!

Genesis 4:11-17

So now, you are banished from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand.

Joshua 6:26

At that time Joshua made this solemn declaration: "The man who attempts to rebuild this city of Jericho will stand condemned before the Lord. He will lose his firstborn son when he lays its foundations and his youngest son when he erects its gates!"

1 Kings 16:34

During Ahab's reign, Hiel the Bethelite rebuilt Jericho. Abiram, his firstborn son, died when he laid the foundation; Segub, his youngest son, died when he erected its gates, just as the Lord had warned through Joshua son of Nun.

Jeremiah 22:13-17

"'Sure to be judged is the king who builds his palace using injustice and treats people unfairly while adding its upper rooms. He makes his countrymen work for him for nothing. He does not pay them for their labor.

Ezekiel 24:9

"'Therefore this is what the sovereign Lord says: Woe to the city of bloodshed! I will also make the pile high.

Daniel 4:27-31

Therefore, O king, may my advice be pleasing to you. Break away from your sins by doing what is right, and from your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor. Perhaps your prosperity will be prolonged."

John 11:47-50

So the chief priests and the Pharisees called the council together and said, "What are we doing? For this man is performing many miraculous signs.

Revelation 17:6

I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of the saints and the blood of those who testified to Jesus. I was greatly astounded when I saw her.

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