Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Is it not from the Lord of Hosts
that the peoples labor only to fuel the fire
and countries exhaust themselves for nothing?

New American Standard Bible

"Is it not indeed from the LORD of hosts That peoples toil for fire, And nations grow weary for nothing?

King James Version

Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts that the people shall labour in the very fire, and the people shall weary themselves for very vanity?

International Standard Version

Is it not because of the LORD of the Heavenly Armies that people grow tired putting out fires, and nations weary themselves over nothing?

A Conservative Version

Behold, is it not of LORD of hosts that the peoples labor for the fire, and the nations weary themselves for vanity?

American Standard Version

Behold, is it not of Jehovah of hosts that the peoples labor for the fire, and the nations weary themselves for vanity?

Amplified

Behold, is it not by appointment of the Lord of hosts that the nations toil only to satisfy the fire [that will consume their work], and the peoples weary themselves only for emptiness, falsity, and futility?

Bible in Basic English

See, is it not the pleasure of the Lord of armies that the peoples are working for the fire and using themselves up for nothing?

Darby Translation

Behold, is it not of Jehovah of hosts that the peoples labour for the fire, and the nations weary themselves in vain?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Is this not of the LORD of the hosts? Therefore the peoples shall labour for the fire, and the Gentiles shall weary themselves in vain.

Julia Smith Translation

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?

King James 2000

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?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Look! [Is it] not from Yahweh of hosts that people labor for mere fire, and nations exhaust themselves for mere vanity?

Modern King James verseion

Behold, is it not for Jehovah of Hosts that the people labor only for fire; yea, the nations weary themselves only for vanity?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Shall not the LORD of Hosts bring this to pass, that the laborers of the people shall be burnt with a great fire, and that the thing whereupon the people have wearied themselves, shall be lost?

NET Bible

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.

New Heart English Bible

Behold, isn't it of the LORD of hosts that the peoples labor for the fire, and the nations weary themselves for vanity?

The Emphasized Bible

Lo! is it not from Yahweh of hosts - that peoples labour for fire, and, populations, for emptiness, weary themselves?

Webster

Behold, is it not from the LORD of hosts that the people shall labor in the very fire, and the people shall weary themselves for very vanity?

World English Bible

Behold, isn't it of Yahweh of Armies that the peoples labor for the fire, and the nations weary themselves for vanity?

Youngs Literal Translation

Lo, is it not from Jehovah of Hosts And peoples are fatigued for fire, And nations for vanity are weary?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Behold, is it not of the Lord

Usage: 0

of hosts
צבאה צבא 
Tsaba' 
Usage: 483

that the people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

יגע 
Yaga` 
Usage: 26

in the very
דּי 
Day 
Usage: 34

אשׁ 
'esh 
Usage: 378

and the people
לאום לאם 
L@om 
Usage: 35

יעף 
Ya`aph 
Usage: 9

דּי 
Day 
Usage: 34

References

Morish

Context Readings

Doom On The Unrighteous

12 Woe to him who builds a city with bloodshed
and founds a town with injustice!
13 Is it not from the Lord of Hosts
that the peoples labor only to fuel the fire
and countries exhaust themselves for nothing?
14 For the earth will be filled
with the knowledge of the Lord’s glory,
as the waters cover the sea.



Cross References

Isaiah 50:11

Look, all you who kindle a fire,
who encircle yourselves with firebrands;
walk in the light of your fire
and in the firebrands you have lit!
This is what you’ll get from My hand:
you will lie down in a place of torment.

Jeremiah 51:58

This is what Yahweh of Hosts says:Babylon’s thick walls will be totally demolished,
and her high gates consumed by fire.
The peoples will have labored for nothing;
the nations will exhaust themselves only to feed the fire.

Genesis 11:6-9

The Lord said, “If they have begun to do this as one people all having the same language, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.

2 Samuel 15:31

Then someone reported to David: “Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom.”Lord,” David pleaded, “please turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness!”

Job 5:13-14

He traps the wise in their craftiness
so that the plans of the deceptive
are quickly brought to an end.

Psalm 39:6

“Certainly, man walks about like a mere shadow.
Indeed, they frantically rush around in vain,
gathering possessions
without knowing who will get them.

Psalm 127:1-2

A Solomonic song of ascents.Unless the Lord builds a house,
its builders labor over it in vain;
unless the Lord watches over a city,
the watchman stays alert in vain.

Proverbs 21:30

No wisdom, no understanding, and no counsel
will prevail against the Lord.

Isaiah 41:5-8

The islands see and are afraid,
the whole earth trembles.
They approach and arrive.

Isaiah 55:2

Why do you spend money on what is not food,
and your wages on what does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good,
and you will enjoy the choicest of foods.

Jeremiah 51:64

Then say, ‘In the same way, Babylon will sink and never rise again because of the disaster I am bringing on her. They will grow weary.’”The words of Jeremiah end here.

Malachi 1:4

Though Edom says: “We have been devastated, but we will rebuild the ruins,” the Lord of Hosts says this: “They may build, but I will demolish. They will be called a wicked country and the people the Lord has cursed forever.

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