Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.

Holman Bible

Cursing, lying, murder, stealing,
and adultery are rampant;
one act of bloodshed follows another.

International Standard Version

Swearing, lying, murder, theft, and adultery are rampant, and blood mingles with blood.

A Conservative Version

There is nothing but swearing and breaking faith, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery. They break out, and blood touches blood.

American Standard Version

There is nought but swearing and breaking faith, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery; they break out, and blood toucheth blood.

Amplified


There is [false] swearing of oaths, deception (broken faith), murder, stealing, and adultery;
They employ violence, so that one [act of] bloodshed follows closely on another.

Bible in Basic English

There is cursing and broken faith, violent death and attacks on property, men are untrue in married life, houses are broken into, and there is blood touching blood.

Darby Translation

Swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out; and blood toucheth blood.

Julia Smith Translation

Swearing and lying, and breaking in pieces, and stealing and committing adultery, they broke forth; and bloods touched upon bloods.

King James 2000

By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break all restraint, and bloodshed touches bloodshed.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Swearing and lying, murdering and stealing, and adultery break out, and bloodshed follows bloodshed.

Modern King James verseion

There is lying, and swearing, and killing, and stealing, and the committing of adultery; and blood touches blood.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

but swearing, lying, manslaughter, theft, and adultery have gotten the overhand; and one bloodguiltiness followeth another.

NET Bible

There is only cursing, lying, murder, stealing, and adultery. They resort to violence and bloodshed.

New Heart English Bible

There is cursing, lying, murder, stealing, and committing adultery; they break boundaries, and bloodshed causes bloodshed.

The Emphasized Bible

Cursing and lying, and killing and stealing, and committing adultery, have broken forth, and, blood-shedding, unto blood-shedding, doth extend.

Webster

By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.

World English Bible

There is cursing, lying, murder, stealing, and committing adultery; they break boundaries, and bloodshed causes bloodshed.

Youngs Literal Translation

Swearing, and lying, and murdering, And stealing, and committing adultery -- have increased, And blood against blood hath touched.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אלה 
'alah 
Usage: 7

and lying
כּחשׁ 
Kachash 
Usage: 23

and killing
רצח 
Ratsach 
Usage: 47

and stealing
גּנב 
Ganab 
Usage: 40

and blood
דּם 
Dam 
Usage: 359

נגע 
Naga` 
Usage: 150

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

Yahweh Has An Indictment

1 Listen to the word of the Lord, O sons of Israel,
For the Lord has a case against the inhabitants of the land,
Because there is no faithfulness or kindness
Or knowledge of God in the land.
2 There is swearing, deception, murder, stealing and adultery.
They employ violence, so that bloodshed follows bloodshed.
3 Therefore the land mourns,
And everyone who lives in it languishes
Along with the beasts of the field and the birds of the sky,
And also the fish of the sea disappear.


Cross References

Hosea 6:9

And as raiders wait for a man,
So a band of priests murder on the way to Shechem;
Surely they have committed crime.

Jeremiah 5:26-27

‘For wicked men are found among My people,
They watch like fowlers lying in wait;
They set a trap,
They catch men.

Jeremiah 6:7

As a well keeps its waters fresh,
So she keeps fresh her wickedness.
Violence and destruction are heard in her;
Sickness and wounds are ever before Me.

Hosea 7:1

When I would heal Israel,
The iniquity of Ephraim is uncovered,
And the evil deeds of Samaria,
For they deal falsely;
The thief enters in,
Bandits raid outside,

Micah 7:2

The godly person has perished from the land,
And there is no upright person among men.
All of them lie in wait for bloodshed;
Each of them hunts the other with a net.

Isaiah 24:5

The earth is also polluted by its inhabitants, for they transgressed laws, violated statutes, broke the everlasting covenant.

Isaiah 48:1

Hear this, O house of Jacob, who are named Israel
And who came forth from the loins of Judah,
Who swear by the name of the Lord
And invoke the God of Israel,
But not in truth nor in righteousness.

Isaiah 59:2-8

But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God,
And your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear.

Isaiah 59:12-15

For our transgressions are multiplied before You,
And our sins testify against us;
For our transgressions are with us,
And we know our iniquities:

Jeremiah 5:1-2

Roam to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem,
And look now and take note.
And seek in her open squares,
If you can find a man,
If there is one who does justice, who seeks truth,
Then I will pardon her.

Jeremiah 5:7-9

“Why should I pardon you?
Your sons have forsaken Me
And sworn by those who are not gods.
When I had fed them to the full,
They committed adultery
And trooped to the harlot’s house.

Jeremiah 7:6-10

if you do not oppress the alien, the orphan, or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place, nor walk after other gods to your own ruin,

Jeremiah 9:2-8

Oh that I had in the desert
A wayfarers’ lodging place;
That I might leave my people
And go from them!
For all of them are adulterers,
An assembly of treacherous men.

Jeremiah 23:10-14

For the land is full of adulterers;
For the land mourns because of the curse.
The pastures of the wilderness have dried up.
Their course also is evil
And their might is not right.

Lamentations 4:13

Because of the sins of her prophets
And the iniquities of her priests,
Who have shed in her midst
The blood of the righteous;

Ezekiel 22:2-13

“And you, son of man, will you judge, will you judge the bloody city? Then cause her to know all her abominations.

Ezekiel 22:25-30

There is a conspiracy of her prophets in her midst like a roaring lion tearing the prey. They have devoured lives; they have taken treasure and precious things; they have made many widows in the midst of her.

Hosea 5:2

The revolters have gone deep in depravity,
But I will chastise all of them.

Hosea 7:3

With their wickedness they make the king glad,
And the princes with their lies.

Hosea 10:4

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

Hosea 12:14

Ephraim has provoked to bitter anger;
So his Lord will leave his bloodguilt on him
And bring back his reproach to him.

Micah 2:1-3

Woe to those who scheme iniquity,
Who work out evil on their beds!
When morning comes, they do it,
For it is in the power of their hands.

Micah 3:2

“You who hate good and love evil,
Who tear off their skin from them
And their flesh from their bones,

Micah 3:9

Now hear this, heads of the house of Jacob
And rulers of the house of Israel,
Who abhor justice
And twist everything that is straight,

Micah 6:10

“Is there yet a man in the wicked house,
Along with treasures of wickedness
And a short measure that is cursed?

Zephaniah 3:1

Woe to her who is rebellious and defiled,
The tyrannical city!

Zechariah 5:3

Then he said to me, “This is the curse that is going forth over the face of the whole land; surely everyone who steals will be purged away according to the writing on one side, and everyone who swears will be purged away according to the writing on the other side.

Zechariah 7:9

“Thus has the Lord of hosts said, ‘Dispense true justice and practice kindness and compassion each to his brother;

Matthew 23:35

so that upon you may fall the guilt of all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar.

Acts 7:52

Which one of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? They killed those who had previously announced the coming of the Righteous One, whose betrayers and murderers you have now become;

1 Thessalonians 2:15

who both killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and drove us out. They are not pleasing to God, but hostile to all men,

Revelation 17:6

And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. When I saw her, I wondered greatly.

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