Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

Therefore, behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns, and I will build a wall against her, that she shall not find her paths.

New American Standard Bible

“Therefore, behold, I will hedge up her way with thorns,
And I will build a wall against her so that she cannot find her paths.

King James Version

Therefore, behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns, and make a wall, that she shall not find her paths.

Holman Bible

Therefore, this is what I will do:
I will block her way with thorns;
I will enclose her with a wall,
so that she cannot find her paths.

International Standard Version

"Look how I'm blocking her path with thorns and building a wall to hinder her, so she can't find her way.

A Conservative Version

Therefore, behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns, and I will build a wall against her, that she shall not find her paths.

Amplified


“Therefore, behold, I [the Lord God] will hedge up her way with thorns;
And I will build a wall against her [shutting off her way] so that she cannot find her paths.

Bible in Basic English

For this cause I will put thorns in her road, building up a wall round her so that she may not go on her way.

Darby Translation

Therefore behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns; and I will fence her in with a wall, that she shall not find her paths.

Julia Smith Translation

Therefore, behold me hedging in thy way with thorns, and I walled a wall and she shall not find her beaten paths.

King James 2000

Therefore, behold, I will hedge up your way with thorns, and make a wall, so that she shall not find her paths.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore, Look! I [am] going to hedge her path {with thorns}, and I will build a stone wall, a stone wall [against] her, and she will not find her paths.

Modern King James verseion

Therefore behold, I will hedge your way with thorns, and wall up her wall, that she shall not find her paths.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"But I will hedge her way with thorns, and stop it, that she shall not find her footsteps:

NET Bible

Therefore, I will soon fence her in with thorns; I will wall her in so that she cannot find her way.

New Heart English Bible

Therefore, behold, I will hedge up your way with thorns, and I will build a wall against her, that she can't find her way.

The Emphasized Bible

Therefore, behold me! hedging up her way, with thorns, - and I will wall her in, and, her footpaths, shall she not find.

Webster

Therefore, behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns, and make a wall, that she shall not find her paths.

World English Bible

Therefore, behold, I will hedge up your way with thorns, and I will build a wall against her, that she can't find her way.

Youngs Literal Translation

Therefore, lo, I am hedging up thy way with thorns, And I have made for her a wall, And her paths she doth not find.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׂוּך 
Suwk 
Usage: 3

up thy way
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

with thorns
סרה סירה סיר 
Ciyr 
Usage: 34

and make
גּדר 
Gadar 
Usage: 10

a wall
גּדר 
Gader 
Usage: 12

מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

References

Context Readings

Israel's Adultery Rebuked

5 for their mother hath played the harlot; she that conceived them hath done shamefully; for she said, I will go after my lovers, that give me my bread and my water, my wool and my flax, mine oil and my drink. 6 Therefore, behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns, and I will build a wall against her, that she shall not find her paths. 7 And she shall follow after her lovers, but she shall not overtake them; and she shall seek them, but shall not find them: then shall she say, I will go and return to my first husband; for then was it better with me than now.



Cross References

Job 19:8

He hath walled up my way that I cannot pass, And hath set darkness in my paths.

Job 3:23

Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, And whom God hath hedged in?

Lamentations 3:7-9

He hath walled me about, that I cannot go forth; he hath made my chain heavy.

Luke 15:14-16

And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that country; and he began to be in want.

Luke 19:43

For the days shall come upon thee, when thine enemies shall cast up a bank about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side,

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