Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

I led them with cords of a man, with bonds of love, And I became to them as one who lifts the yoke from their jaws; And I bent down and fed them.

King James Version

I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love: and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I laid meat unto them.

Holman Bible

I led them with human cords, with ropes of kindness. To them I was like one who eases the yoke from their jaws; I bent down to give them food.

International Standard Version

I guided them with human kindness, with loving reins. I acted toward them like one who removes a yoke from their neck; I bent down and fed them.

A Conservative Version

I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love, and I was to them as those who lift up the yoke on their jaws. And I laid food before them.

American Standard Version

I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love; and I was to them as they that lift up the yoke on their jaws; and I laid food before them.

Amplified

I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love, and I was to them as one who lifts up and eases the yoke over their cheeks, and I bent down to them and gently laid food before them.

Bible in Basic English

I made them come after me with the cords of a man, with the bands of love; I was to them as one who took the yoke from off their mouths, putting meat before them.

Darby Translation

I drew them with bands of a man, with cords of love; and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I gently caused them to eat.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

I drew them with human cords, with bands of love, and I was to them as those that raise the yoke from upon their cheeks, and I fed them.

Julia Smith Translation

I will draw them with the cords of man, with the bands of love: and I will be to them as those lifting up the yoke upon their jaw-bones, and I will gently give them to eat

King James 2000

I drew them with cords of compassion, with bands of love: and I was to them as they that take off the yoke from their jaws, and I laid food before them.

Lexham Expanded Bible

I drew them {with human ties}, with the bands of love. I was to them like one who lifted up a yoke on their jaws, [though] I bent down to them [and] let them eat.

Modern King James verseion

I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love; and I was to them as those who take off the yoke on their jaws, and I gently give food to him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I led them with cords of friendship, and with bands of love. I was even he, that laid the yoke upon their necks. I gave them their fodder myself,

NET Bible

I led them with leather cords, with leather ropes; I lifted the yoke from their neck, and gently fed them.

New Heart English Bible

I drew them with cords of a man, with ties of love; and I was to them like those who lift up the yoke on their necks; and I bent down to him and I fed him.

The Emphasized Bible

With human cords, used I to draw them, with the bands of love, so became I unto them like those who remove the yoke that was on their jaws, - and, holding out food to him, I let him eat.

Webster

I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love: and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I laid food for them.

World English Bible

I drew them with cords of a man, with ties of love; and I was to them like those who lift up the yoke on their necks; and I bent down to him and I fed him.

Youngs Literal Translation

With cords of man I do draw them, With thick cords of love, And I am to them as a raiser up of a yoke on their jaws, And I incline unto him -- I feed him.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I drew
משׁך 
Mashak 
Usage: 36

them with cords
חבל חבל 
Chebel 
Usage: 62

of a man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

with bands
עבתה עבות עבת 
`aboth 
Usage: 24

of love
אהבה 
'ahabah 
Usage: 36

and I was to them as they that take off
רוּם 
Ruwm 
up , exalt , high , offer , give , heave , extol , lofty , take , tall , higher ,
Usage: 189

the yoke
עול על 
`ol 
Usage: 40

on their jaws
לחי 
L@chiy 
Usage: 21

אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

References

Context Readings

God Will Have Compassion

3 Yet it is I who taught Ephraim to walk, I took them in My arms; But they did not know that I healed them. 4 I led them with cords of a man, with bonds of love, And I became to them as one who lifts the yoke from their jaws; And I bent down and fed them. 5 They will not return to the land of Egypt; But Assyria--he will be their king Because they refused to return to Me.


Cross References

Leviticus 26:13

'I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt so that you would not be their slaves, and I broke the bars of your yoke and made you walk erect.

John 12:32

"And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself."

Exodus 16:32

Then Moses said, "This is what the LORD has commanded, 'Let an omerful of it be kept throughout your generations, that they may see the bread that I fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you out of the land of Egypt.'"

2 Samuel 7:14

"I will be a father to him and he will be a son to Me; when he commits iniquity, I will correct him with the rod of men and the strokes of the sons of men,

Psalm 78:23-25

Yet He commanded the clouds above And opened the doors of heaven;

Psalm 105:40

They asked, and He brought quail, And satisfied them with the bread of heaven.

Song of Songs 1:4

"Draw me after you and let us run together! The king has brought me into his chambers" "We will rejoice in you and be glad; We will extol your love more than wine. Rightly do they love you."

Isaiah 63:9

In all their affliction He was afflicted, And the angel of His presence saved them; In His love and in His mercy He redeemed them, And He lifted them and carried them all the days of old.

Jeremiah 31:2-3

Thus says the LORD, "The people who survived the sword Found grace in the wilderness-- Israel, when it went to find its rest."

Hosea 2:8

"For she does not know that it was I who gave her the grain, the new wine and the oil, And lavished on her silver and gold, Which they used for Baal.

John 6:32-58

Jesus then said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread out of heaven, but it is My Father who gives you the true bread out of heaven.

2 Corinthians 5:14

For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died;



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