Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

Wo! to him plundering an evil plunder to his house, to set his nest on high, to deliver from the hand of evil.

New American Standard Bible

“Woe to him who gets evil gain for his house
To put his nest on high,
To be delivered from the hand of calamity!

King James Version

Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil!

Holman Bible

Woe to him who dishonestly makes
wealth for his house
to place his nest on high,
to escape from the reach of disaster!

International Standard Version

"Woe to the one who amasses profit upon unjust profit in order to establish his household, so he can establish a secure place on the heights and escape from the power of evil.

A Conservative Version

Woe to him who gets an evil gain for his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the hand of evil!

American Standard Version

Woe to him that getteth an evil gain for his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the hand of evil!

Amplified


“Woe (judgment is coming) to him who obtains wicked gain for his house [and thinks by so doing]
To set his nest on high,
That he may be rescued from the hand of evil.

Bible in Basic English

A curse on him who gets evil profits for his family, so that he may put his resting-place on high and be safe from the hand of the wrongdoer!

Darby Translation

Woe to him that getteth iniquitous gain to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the grasp of evil!

King James 2000

Woe to him that covets an evil gain for his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of ruin!

Lexham Expanded Bible

Woe to [him who] obtains profit [from] evil gain for his house, to set his nest on high, to be saved from the hand of misfortune!

Modern King James verseion

Woe to him who robs evil booty for his house, to set his nest on high, to be delivered from the hand of evil!

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Woe unto him, that covetously gathereth evil gotten goods into his house: that he may set his nest on high, to escape from the power of misfortune.

NET Bible

The one who builds his house by unjust gain is as good as dead. He does this so he can build his nest way up high and escape the clutches of disaster.

New Heart English Bible

Woe to him who gets an evil gain for his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the hand of evil.

The Emphasized Bible

Alas! for him who extorteth an extortion of wrong for his own house, - that he may set on high his nest, that he may be delivered from the grasp of calamity.

Webster

Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil!

World English Bible

Woe to him who gets an evil gain for his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the hand of evil!

Youngs Literal Translation

Woe to him who is gaining evil gain for his house, To set on high his nest, To be delivered from the hand of evil,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Woe
הוי 
Howy 
woe, Ah, Ho, O, Alas
Usage: 50

בּצע 
Batsa` 
Usage: 17

בּצע 
Betsa` 
Usage: 22

to his house
בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

that he may set
שׂים שׂוּם 
Suwm 
Usage: 580

קן 
Qen 
Usage: 13

on high
מרום 
Marowm 
Usage: 54

נצל 
Natsal 
Usage: 213

from the power
כּף 
Kaph 
Usage: 192

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Context Readings

Doom On The Unrighteous

8 For thou didst spoil many nations, all the rest of the peoples shall spoil thee; from the bloods of man, and the violence of the land, of the city, and all dwelling in it. 9 Wo! to him plundering an evil plunder to his house, to set his nest on high, to deliver from the hand of evil. 10 Thou wilt counsel shame to thy house, cutting off many peoples, and causing thy soul to sin.



Cross References

Jeremiah 49:16

Thy terror deceived thee, the pride of thy heart, thou dwelling in the asylums of the rock, holding the height of the hill: if thou shalt make thy nest high as the eagle, from thence will I bring thee down, says Jehovah.

Genesis 13:10-13

And Lot will lift his eyes and will see all the environs of Jordan, that all was watered, before that Jehovah destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, as the garden of Jehovah as the land of Egypt in thy coming to Zoar.

Genesis 19:26-38

And his wife will look hack from behind him, and will become a pillar of salt

Deuteronomy 7:25-26

The carved thing of their gods ye shall burn in fire: thou shalt not desire the silver and gold upon them and take to thee lest thou shalt be snared by it, for it is an abomination to Jehovah thy God.

Joshua 7:21-26

And I shall see in the plunder a wide cloak of Shinar, a good one, and two hundred shekels of silver and one tongue of gold of fifty shekels from its weight, and I shall desire them, and shall take them, and behold them hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.

1 Kings 21:2-4

And Ahab will speak to Naboth, saying, Wilt thou give to me thy vineyard? and it shall be to me for a garden of herbs, for it is near by my house: and I will give to thee in its stead a vineyard good above it; if good in thine eyes I will give thee silver the price of this.

1 Kings 21:19-24

And speak to him, saying, Thus said Jehovah, Didst thou kill and also possess? And speak to him, saying, said Jehovah, In the place which the dogs licked the blood of Naboth, dogs shall lick thy blood, also thine.

2 Kings 5:20-27

And Gehazi the boy of Elisha, the man of God, will say, Behold, my lord spared Naaman this Aramite from taking from his hand what he brought: Jehovah lives, for if I ran after him land book from him something.

Job 20:19-28

For he oppressed, forsaking the poor; he stripped the house and he will not build it up.

Psalm 10:3-6

For the unjust boasted upon the desire of his soul, and he blessed him plundering, despising Jehovah.

Psalm 49:11

The midst of them their houses forever, their dwellings to generation and generation; they called in their names upon their lands.

Psalm 52:7

Behold, the man will not set God his strength, and he will trust in the multitude of his riches he will be strengthened in his mischief.

Proverbs 18:11-12

The rich one's wealth his strong city, and as a wall lifted up in his imagination.

Isaiah 28:15

Because ye said, We cut out a covenant with death, and with hades we did this; when this overflowing scourge passed through it shall not come to us, for we set falsehood our refuge, and in ahewe hid ourselves.,

Isaiah 47:7-9

And thou wilt say, I shall be mistress forever: till thou didst not set these upon thy heart, thou didst not remember its last part

Jeremiah 22:13-19

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;

Obadiah 1:4

If thou shalt exalt as the eagle, and set thy nest between the stars, from thence will I bring thee down, says Jehovah.

Zechariah 5:1-4

And I shall turn back and lift up mine eyes and see, and behold, a roll flying.

Acts 1:17-25

For he was numbered with us, and obtained the lot of this service.

Jude 1:11

Woe to them for they went in the way of Cain, and were poured out in the error of Balaam for a reward, and they were destroyed in the controversy of Core.

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