Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The pains of childbirth come upon him;
He is not a wise son,
For it is not the time that he should delay at the opening of the womb.

King James Version

The sorrows of a travailing woman shall come upon him: he is an unwise son; for he should not stay long in the place of the breaking forth of children.

Holman Bible

Labor pains come on him.
He is not a wise son;
when the time comes,
he will not be born.

International Standard Version

When the time of childbirth comes, he will be so foolish that he will refuse to be born."

A Conservative Version

The sorrows of a travailing woman shall come upon him. He is an unwise son, for it is time he should not tarry in the place of the breaking forth of sons.

American Standard Version

The sorrows of a travailing woman shall come upon him: he is an unwise son; for it is time he should not tarry in the place of the breaking forth of children.

Amplified


The pains of childbirth come on him;
But he is not a wise son,
For it is not the time to delay [his chance at a new birth] as the womb opens [but he ignores the opportunity to change].

Bible in Basic English

The pains of a woman in childbirth will come on him: he is an unwise son, for at this time it is not right for him to keep his place when children come to birth.

Darby Translation

The pangs of a woman in travail shall come upon him: he is a son not wise; for at the time of the breaking forth of children, he was not there.

Julia Smith Translation

The pains of her bringing forth shall come to him: he a son not wise; for now he shall not stand in the breaking forth of sons.

King James 2000

The sorrows of a travailing woman shall come upon him: he is an unwise son; for he should not stay long where children are born.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The labor pains of childbirth come for him; he [is] an unwise son because [at the] proper time, he does not present himself {at the mouth of the womb}.

Modern King James verseion

The pains of a woman in travail shall come to him. He is an unwise son; for he cannot stand still in the time of the breaking forth of sons.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Therefore shall sorrows come upon him, as upon a woman that travaileth. An indiscreet son is he: for he considereth not, that he should not have been able to have endured in the time of his birth,

NET Bible

The labor pains of a woman will overtake him, but the baby will lack wisdom; when the time arrives, he will not come out of the womb!

New Heart English Bible

The sorrows of a travailing woman will come on him. He is an unwise son; for when it is time, he doesn't come to the opening of the womb.

The Emphasized Bible

The pangs of a woman in labour, shall overtake him, - he, is a son, not wise, for, now, he cannot stand still, when children are about to be born.

Webster

The sorrows of a travailing woman shall come upon him: he is an unwise son; for he should not stay long in the place of the breaking forth of children.

World English Bible

The sorrows of a travailing woman will come on him. He is an unwise son; for when it is time, he doesn't come to the opening of the womb.

Youngs Literal Translation

Pangs of a travailing woman come to him, He is a son not wise, For he remaineth not the time for the breaking forth of sons.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ילד 
Yalad 
Usage: 497


come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

upon him he is an unwise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

עת 
`eth 
Usage: 296

in the place of the breaking forth
משׁבּר 
Mishber 
Usage: 3

Context Readings

Death And Resurrection

12 The iniquity of Ephraim is bound up; his sin is hid. 13 The pains of childbirth come upon him;
He is not a wise son,
For it is not the time that he should delay at the opening of the womb.
14 I will ransom them from the power of Sheol; I will redeem them from death; O death, I will be thy end; O Sheol, I will be thy destruction. Repentance shall be hid from my eyes.



Cross References

Isaiah 13:8

And they shall be filled with terror; anguish and pain shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travails: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames.

Micah 4:9-10

Now why dost thou cry out aloud? is there no king in thee? is thy counsellor perished? for pangs have taken thee as a woman in travail.

2 Kings 19:3

to say unto him, Thus hath Hezekiah said, This day is a day of trouble and of rebuke and blasphemy, for the sons are come to the place of breaking forth, and she that gives birth has no strength.

Isaiah 37:3

And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble and of rebuke and of blasphemy, for the sons are come to the breaking of the water, and there is no strength in her who is to bring them forth.

1 Thessalonians 5:3

For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction shall come upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

Psalm 48:6

Fear took hold upon them there and pain as of a woman in travail.

Proverbs 22:3

A prudent man foresees the evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and receive hurt.

Isaiah 21:3

Therefore my loins are filled with pain; pangs have taken hold upon me as the pangs of a woman that travails; I was bowed down at the hearing of it; I was dismayed at the seeing of it.

Isaiah 26:17

Like as a woman with child, that draws near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and cries out in her pangs; so have we been in thy sight, O LORD.

Isaiah 66:9

I, who make births to happen, shall I not be with child? saith the LORD; I, who causes conception, shall I be stopped? saith thy God.

Jeremiah 4:31

For I have heard a voice as of a woman in travail, the anguish as of her that brings forth her first child, the voice of the daughter of Zion, that bewails herself, that spreads her hands, saying, Woe is me now! for my soul is faint because of the murderers.

Jeremiah 13:21

What wilt thou say when he shall visit thee? For thou hast taught them to be princes and as head over thee; shall not sorrows take thee as a woman in travail?

Jeremiah 22:23

Thou didst inhabit Lebanon, thou didst make thy nest in the cedars. How shalt thou cry out when pangs come upon thee, the pain as of a woman in travail!

Jeremiah 30:6

Ask now, and see whether the man doth travail with child? for I have seen that every man has his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail; and all faces have turned pale.

Jeremiah 49:24

Damascus is waxed feeble and turns herself to flee, and fear has seized on her; anguish and sorrows have taken her as a woman in travail.

Acts 16:29-34

Then he called for a light and came inside and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas

Acts 24:25

And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled and answered, Go away for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

2 Corinthians 6:2

(For he saith, I have heard thee in an acceptable time, and in the day of saving health I have succoured thee; behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of saving health.)

Hebrews 3:7-8

Therefore, as the Holy Spirit saith, Today if ye will hear his voice,

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