Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

They speak mere words,
With worthless oaths they make covenants;
And judgment sprouts like poisonous weeds in the furrows of the field.

King James Version

They have spoken words, swearing falsely in making a covenant: thus judgment springeth up as hemlock in the furrows of the field.

Holman Bible

They speak mere words,
taking false oaths while making covenants.
So lawsuits break out
like poisonous weeds in the furrows of a field.

International Standard Version

Their word is falsely given as they make their agreements; so judgment springs up like poisonous weeds in the furrows of a field.

A Conservative Version

They speak [vain] words, swearing falsely in making covenants. Therefore judgment springs up as hemlock in the furrows of the field.

American Standard Version

They speak vain words, swearing falsely in making covenants: therefore judgment springeth up as hemlock in the furrows of the field.

Amplified


They have spoken empty (disingenuous) words,
Swearing falsely to make covenants [they intend to break];
Therefore, judgment springs up like poisonous weeds in the furrows of the field.

Bible in Basic English

Their words are foolish; they make agreements with false oaths, so punishment will come up like a poison-plant in a ploughed field.

Darby Translation

They speak mere words, swearing falsely in making a covenant; therefore shall judgment spring up as hemlock in the furrows of the fields.

Julia Smith Translation

They spake words swearing falsehood, cutting out a covenant: and judgment broke forth as the head upon the furrows of the field

King James 2000

They have spoken words, swearing falsely in making a covenant: thus judgment springs up like hemlock in the furrows of the field.

Lexham Expanded Bible

They utter words of vain oaths [when] {making covenants}, and judgment blossoms like a poisonous plant on the furrows of the field.

Modern King James verseion

They have spoken words, swearing falsely in making a covenant. So judgment springs up like hemlock in the furrows of the field.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

They commune together, and swear vain oaths: they be confederate together, therefore groweth their punishment, as the weeds in the furrows of the land.

NET Bible

They utter empty words, taking false oaths and making empty agreements. Therefore legal disputes sprout up like poisonous weeds in the furrows of a plowed field.

New Heart English Bible

They make promises, swearing falsely in making covenants. Therefore judgment springs up like poisonous weeds in the furrows of the field.

The Emphasized Bible

They have spoken words, swearing falsely, in solemnizing a covenant, - therefore shall judgment, spring up like a poisonous plant, on the ridges of the field.

Webster

They have spoken words, swearing falsely in making a covenant: thus judgment springeth up as hemlock in the furrows of the field.

World English Bible

They make promises, swearing falsely in making covenants. Therefore judgment springs up like poisonous weeds in the furrows of the field.

Youngs Literal Translation

They have spoken words, To swear falsehood in making a covenant, And flourished as a poisonous herb hath judgment, on the furrows of a field.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

אלה 
'alah 
Usage: 7

שׁו שׁואo 
Shav' 
Usage: 53

in making
כּרת 
Karath 
Usage: 287

בּרית 
B@riyth 
Usage: 284

as hemlock
רושׁ ראשׁ 
Ro'sh 
Usage: 12

in the furrows
תּלם 
Telem 
Usage: 5

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Israel Is Punished

3 Surely now they will say, “We have no king,
For we do not revere the Lord.
As for the king, what can he do for us?”
4 They speak mere words,
With worthless oaths they make covenants;
And judgment sprouts like poisonous weeds in the furrows of the field.
5 The inhabitants of Samaria will fear
For the calf of Beth-aven.
Indeed, its people will mourn for it,
And its idolatrous priests will cry out over it,
Over its glory, since it has departed from it.


Cross References

Amos 5:7

For those who turn justice into wormwood
And cast righteousness down to the earth.”

2 Kings 17:3-4

Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up against him, and Hoshea became his servant and paid him tribute.

Ezekiel 17:13-19

He took one of the royal family and made a covenant with him, putting him under oath. He also took away the mighty of the land,

Hosea 4:2

There is swearing, deception, murder, stealing and adultery.
They employ violence, so that bloodshed follows bloodshed.

Amos 6:12

Do horses run on rocks?
Or does one plow them with oxen?
Yet you have turned justice into poison
And the fruit of righteousness into wormwood,

Deuteronomy 29:18

so that there will not be among you a man or woman, or family or tribe, whose heart turns away today from the Lord our God, to go and serve the gods of those nations; that there will not be among you a root bearing poisonous fruit and wormwood.

Isaiah 5:7

For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel
And the men of Judah His delightful plant.
Thus He looked for justice, but behold, bloodshed;
For righteousness, but behold, a cry of distress.

Isaiah 59:13-15

Transgressing and denying the Lord,
And turning away from our God,
Speaking oppression and revolt,
Conceiving in and uttering from the heart lying words.

Hosea 6:7

But like Adam they have transgressed the covenant;
There they have dealt treacherously against Me.

Acts 8:23

For I see that you are in the gall of bitterness and in the bondage of iniquity.”

Romans 1:31

without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful;

2 Timothy 3:3

unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good,

Hebrews 12:15

See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled;

Revelation 8:10-11

The third angel sounded, and a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of waters.

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