Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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.

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 Yahweh, you children of Israel; for Yahweh has a charge against the inhabitants of the land: "Indeed there is no truth, nor goodness, nor knowledge of God in the land. 2 There is cursing, lying, murder, stealing, and committing adultery; they break boundaries, and bloodshed causes bloodshed. 3 Therefore the land will mourn, and everyone who dwells therein will waste away. all living things in her, even the animals of the field and the birds of the sky; yes, the fish of the sea also die.


Cross References

Hosea 6:9

As gangs of robbers wait to ambush a man, so the company of priests murder in the way toward Shechem, committing shameful crimes.

Jeremiah 5:26-27

For among my people are found wicked men. They watch, as fowlers lie in wait. They set a trap. They catch men.

Jeremiah 6:7

As a well casts forth its waters, so she casts forth her wickedness: violence and destruction is heard in her; before me continually is sickness and wounds.

Hosea 7:1

When I would heal Israel, then the iniquity of Ephraim is uncovered, also the wickedness of Samaria; for they commit falsehood, and the thief enters in, and the gang of robbers ravages outside.

Micah 7:2

The godly man has perished out of the earth, and there is no one upright among men. They all lie in wait for blood; every man hunts his brother with a net.

Isaiah 24:5

The earth also is polluted under its inhabitants, because they have transgressed the laws, violated the statutes, and broken the everlasting covenant.

Isaiah 48:1

"Hear this, house of Jacob, you who are called by the name of Israel, and have come forth out of the waters of Judah; who swear by the name of Yahweh, and make mention of the God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in righteousness

Isaiah 59:2-8

but your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will 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 as for our iniquities, we know them:

Jeremiah 5:1-2

"Run back and forth through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places of it, if you can find a man, if there are any who does justly, who seeks truth; and I will pardon her.

Jeremiah 5:7-9

"How can I pardon you? Your children have forsaken me, and sworn by what are no gods. When I had fed them to the full, they committed adultery, and assembled themselves in troops at the prostitutes' houses.

Jeremiah 7:6-10

if you don't oppress the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow, and don't shed innocent blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your own hurt:

Jeremiah 9:2-8

Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men; that I might leave my people, and go 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 swearing the land mourns; the pastures of the wilderness are dried up. Their course is evil, and their might is not right;

Lamentations 4:13

[It is] because of the sins of her prophets, [and] the iniquities of her priests, That have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her.

Ezekiel 22:2-13

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 its midst, like a roaring lion ravening the prey: they have devoured souls; they take treasure and precious things; they have made her widows many in its midst.

Hosea 5:2

The rebels are deep in slaughter; but I discipline all of them.

Hosea 7:3

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

Hosea 10:4

They make promises, swearing falsely in making covenants. Therefore judgment springs up like poisonous weeds in the furrows of the field.

Hosea 12:14

Ephraim has bitterly provoked anger. Therefore his blood will be left on him, and his Lord will repay his contempt.

Micah 2:1-3

Woe to those who devise iniquity and work evil on their beds! When the morning is light, they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand.

Micah 3:2

You who hate the good, and love the evil; who tear off their skin, and their flesh from off their bones;

Micah 3:9

Please listen to this, you heads of the house of Jacob, and rulers of the house of Israel, who abhor justice, and pervert all equity.

Micah 6:10

Are there yet treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and a short ephah that is accursed?

Zephaniah 3:1

Woe to her who is rebellious and polluted, the oppressing city!

Zechariah 5:3

Then he said to me, "This is the curse that goes out over the surface of the whole land; for everyone who steals shall be cut off according to it on the one side; and everyone who swears falsely shall be cut off according to it on the other side.

Zechariah 7:9

"Thus has Yahweh of Armies spoken, saying, 'Execute true judgment, and show kindness and compassion every man to his brother.

Matthew 23:35

that on you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zachariah son of Barachiah, whom you killed between the sanctuary and the altar.

Acts 7:52

Which of the prophets didn't your fathers persecute? They killed those who foretold the coming of the Righteous One, of whom you have now become betrayers and murderers.

1 Thessalonians 2:15

who killed both the Lord Jesus and their own prophets, and drove us out, and didn't please God, and are contrary to all men;

Revelation 17:6

I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. When I saw her, I wondered with great amazement.

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