Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

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

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!

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 a stone from the wall doth cry out, And a holdfast from the wood answereth it. 12 Woe to him who is building a city by blood, And establishing a city by iniquity. 13 Lo, is it not from Jehovah of Hosts And peoples are fatigued for fire, And nations for vanity are weary?



Cross References

Micah 3:10

Building up Zion with blood, And Jerusalem with iniquity.

Nahum 3:1

Woe to the city of blood, She is all with lies -- burglary -- full, Prey doth not depart.

Genesis 4:11-17

and now, cursed art thou from the ground, which hath opened her mouth to receive the blood of thy brother from thy hand;

Joshua 6:26

And Joshua adjureth them at that time, saying, 'Cursed is the man before Jehovah who raiseth up and hath built this city, even Jericho; in his first-born he doth lay its foundation, and in his youngest he doth set up its doors;'

1 Kings 16:34

In his days hath Hiel the Beth-Elite built Jericho; in Abiram his first-born he laid its foundation, and in Segub his youngest he set up its doors, according to the word of Jehovah that He spake by the hand of Joshua son of Nun.

Jeremiah 22:13-17

Woe to him who is building his house by unrighteousness, And his upper chambers by injustice, On his neighbour he layeth service for nought, And his wage he doth not give to him.

Ezekiel 24:9

Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Woe to the city of blood, yea, I -- I make great the pile.

Daniel 4:27-31

'Therefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and thy sins by righteousness break off, and thy perversity by pitying the poor, lo, it is a lengthening of thine ease.

John 11:47-50

the chief priests, therefore, and the Pharisees, gathered together a sanhedrim, and said, 'What may we do? because this man doth many signs?

Revelation 17:6

And I saw the woman drunken from the blood of the saints, and from the blood of the witnesses of Jesus, and I did wonder -- having seen her -- with great wonder;

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