Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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 nothing but [false] swearing and breaking faith and killing and stealing and committing adultery; they break out [into violence], one [deed of] bloodshed following close 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

By swearing and lying and murdering and stealing and committing adultery, they prevailed, and blood touches 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 the Lord, people of Israel,
for the Lord has a case
against the inhabitants of the land:
There is no truth, no faithful love,
and no knowledge of God in the land!
2 Cursing, lying, murder, stealing,
and adultery are rampant;
one act of bloodshed follows another.
3 For this reason the land mourns,
and everyone who lives in it languishes,
along with the wild animals and the birds of the sky;
even the fish of the sea disappear.


Cross References

Hosea 6:9

Like raiders who wait in ambush for someone,
a band of priests murders on the road to Shechem.
They commit atrocities.

Jeremiah 5:26-27

for wicked men live among My people.
They watch like fowlers lying in wait.
They set a trap;
they catch men.

Jeremiah 6:7

As a well gushes out its water,
so she pours out her evil.
Violence and destruction resound in her.
Sickness and wounds keep coming to My attention.

Hosea 7:1

when I heal Israel,
the sins of Ephraim and the crimes of Samaria
will be exposed.
For they practice fraud;
a thief breaks in;
a raiding party pillages outside.

Micah 7:2

Godly people have vanished from the land;
there is no one upright among the people.
All of them wait in ambush to shed blood;
they hunt each other with a net.

Isaiah 24:5

The earth is polluted by its inhabitants,
for they have transgressed teachings,
overstepped decrees,
and broken the everlasting covenant.

Isaiah 48:1

“Listen to this, house of Jacob—
those who are called by the name Israel
and have descended from Judah,
who swear by the name of Yahweh
and declare the God of Israel,
but not in truth or righteousness.

Isaiah 59:2-8

But your iniquities have built barriers
between you and your God,
and your sins have made Him hide His face from you
so that He does not listen.

Isaiah 59:12-15

For our transgressions have 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 through the streets of Jerusalem.
Look and take note;
search in her squares.
If you find one person,
any who acts justly,
who seeks to be faithful,
then I will forgive her.

Jeremiah 5:7-9

Why should I forgive you?
Your children have abandoned Me
and sworn by those who are not gods.
I satisfied their needs, yet they committed adultery;
they gashed themselves at the prostitute’s house.

Jeremiah 7:6-10

if you no longer oppress the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow and no longer shed innocent blood in this place or follow other gods, bringing harm on yourselves,

Jeremiah 9:2-8

If only I had a traveler’s lodging place
in the wilderness,
I would abandon my people
and depart from them,
for they are all adulterers,
a solemn assembly of treacherous people.

Jeremiah 23:10-14

For the land is full of adulterers;
the land mourns because of the curse,
and the grazing lands in the wilderness have dried up.
Their way of life has become evil,
and their power is not rightly used

Lamentations 4:13

?MemYet it happened because of the sins of her prophets
and the guilt of her priests,
who shed the blood of the righteous
within her.

Ezekiel 22:2-13

“As for you, son of man, will you pass judgment? Will you pass judgment against the city of blood? Then explain all her detestable practices to her.

Ezekiel 22:25-30

The conspiracy of her prophets within her is like a roaring lion tearing its prey: they devour people, seize wealth and valuables, and multiply the widows within her.

Hosea 5:2

Rebels are deeply involved in slaughter;
I will be a punishment for all of them.

Hosea 7:3

They please the king with their evil,
the princes with their lies.

Hosea 10:4

They speak mere words,
taking false oaths while making covenants.
So lawsuits break out
like poisonous weeds in the furrows of a field.

Hosea 12:14

Ephraim has provoked bitter anger,
so his Lord will leave his bloodguilt on him
and repay him for his contempt.

Micah 2:1-3

Woe to those who dream up wickedness
and prepare evil plans on their beds!
At morning light they accomplish it
because the power is in their hands.

Micah 3:2

You hate good and love evil.
You tear off people’s skin
and strip their flesh from their bones.

Micah 3:9

Listen to this, leaders of the house of Jacob,
you rulers of the house of Israel,
who abhor justice
and pervert everything that is right,

Micah 6:10

Are there still the treasures of wickedness
and the accursed short measure
in the house of the wicked?

Zephaniah 3:1

Woe to the city that is rebellious and defiled,
the oppressive city!

Zechariah 5:3

Then he said to me, “This is the curse that is going out over the whole land, for every thief will be removed according to what is written on one side, and everyone who swears falsely will be removed according to what is written on the other side.

Zechariah 7:9

“The Lord of Hosts says this: Make fair decisions. Show faithful love and compassion to one another.

Matthew 23:35

So all the righteous blood shed on the earth will be charged to you, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar.

Acts 7:52

Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? They even killed those who announced beforehand the coming of the Righteous One, whose betrayers and murderers you have now become.

1 Thessalonians 2:15

who killed both the Lord Jesus and the prophets and persecuted us; they displease God and are hostile to everyone,

Revelation 17:6

Then I saw that the woman was drunk on the blood of the saints and on the blood of the witnesses to Jesus. When I saw her, I was greatly astonished.

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