Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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.

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 Hear the word of Jehovah, ye children of Israel; for Jehovah hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land; for there is no truth, nor goodness, nor knowledge of God in the land. 2 Swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out; and blood toucheth blood. 3 For this shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowl of the heavens, yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.


Cross References

Hosea 6:9

And as troops of robbers lie in wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way of Shechem; yea, they commit lewdness.

Jeremiah 5:26-27

For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as fowlers stoop down; they set a trap, they catch men.

Jeremiah 6:7

As a well poureth forth her waters, so she poureth forth her wickedness: violence and destruction are heard in her; before me continually are grief and wounds.

Hosea 7:1

When I would heal Israel, then the iniquity of Ephraim is discovered, and the wickedness of Samaria: for they practise falsehood; and the thief entereth in, and the troop of robbers assaileth without.

Micah 7:2

The godly man hath perished out of the land, and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood, they hunt every man his brother with a net.

Isaiah 24:5

And the land is polluted under the inhabitants thereof; for they have violated the laws, changed the statute, broken the everlasting covenant.

Isaiah 48:1

Hear ye this, house of Jacob, who are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah, who swear by the name of Jehovah, and make mention of the God of Israel, not in truth, nor in righteousness.

Isaiah 59:2-8

but your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he doth not hear.

Isaiah 59:12-15

For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us; for our transgressions are with us; and our iniquities, we know them:

Jeremiah 5:1-2

Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broadways thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that doeth justice, that seeketh fidelity; and I will pardon it.

Jeremiah 5:7-9

Wherefore should I pardon thee? Thy children have forsaken me, and swear by them that are not God. I have satiated them, and they have committed adultery, and they troop to the harlots' house.

Jeremiah 7:6-10

if ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed no innocent blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your hurt;

Jeremiah 9:2-8

Oh that I had in the wilderness a traveller's lodging-place, that I might leave my people, and go away from them! For they are all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men.

Jeremiah 23:10-14

For the land is full of adulterers; for because of execration the land mourneth. The pastures of the wilderness are dried up; for their course is evil, and their force is not right.

Lamentations 4:13

It is for the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, who have shed the blood of the righteous in the midst of her.

Ezekiel 22:2-13

And thou, son of man, wilt thou judge, wilt thou judge the bloody city? Yea, cause her to know all her abominations,

Ezekiel 22:25-30

There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst of her like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they devour souls; they take away treasure and precious things; they increase her widows in the midst of her;

Hosea 5:2

And they have plunged themselves in the corruption of apostasy, but I will be a chastiser of them all.

Hosea 7:3

They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies.

Hosea 10:4

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

Hosea 12:14

Ephraim provoked him to anger most bitterly; and his Lord shall leave his blood upon him, and recompense unto him his reproach.

Micah 2:1-3

Woe to them that devise iniquity and work evil upon their beds! When the morning is light they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand.

Micah 3:2

Ye who hate the good, and love evil; who pluck off their skin from them, and their flesh from off their bones;

Micah 3:9

Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the house of Jacob, and princes of the house of Israel, that abhor judgment, and pervert all equity,

Micah 6:10

Are there yet treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the scant measure which is abominable?

Zephaniah 3:1

Woe to her that is rebellious and corrupted, to the oppressing city!

Zechariah 5:3

And he said unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole land: for every one that stealeth shall be cut off according to it on this side; and every one that sweareth shall be cut off according to it on that side.

Zechariah 7:9

Thus speaketh Jehovah of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and shew loving-kindness and mercies one to another,

Matthew 23:35

so that all righteous blood shed upon the earth should come upon you, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.

Acts 7:52

Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain those who announced beforehand concerning the coming of the Just One, of whom ye have now become deliverers up and murderers!

1 Thessalonians 2:15

who have both slain the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and have driven us out by persecution, and do not please God, and are against 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. And I wondered, seeing her, with great wonder.

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