Parallel Verses

Webster

I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.

New American Standard Bible

I will make mortal man scarcer than pure gold
And mankind than the gold of Ophir.

King James Version

I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.

Holman Bible

I will make man scarcer than gold,
and mankind more rare than the gold of Ophir.

International Standard Version

I'll make people scarcer than pure gold, and mankind rarer than gold from Ophir.

A Conservative Version

I will make a man more rare than fine gold, even a man than the pure gold of Ophir.

American Standard Version

I will make a man more rare than fine gold, even a man than the pure gold of Ophir.

Amplified


I will make mortal man more rare than fine gold,
And mankind [scarcer] than the pure gold of Ophir.

Bible in Basic English

I will make men so small in number, that a man will be harder to get than gold, even the best gold of Ophir.

Darby Translation

I will make a man more precious than fine gold, even man than the gold of Ophir.

Julia Smith Translation

I will make a man precious above pure gold, and a man above the gold of Ophir.

King James 2000

I will make a man more rare than fine gold; even a man more than the golden wedge of Ophir.

Lexham Expanded Bible

I will make humanity more rare than gold and humankind more than the gold of Ophir.

Modern King James verseion

I will make a man more precious than gold; even a man than the fine gold of Ophir.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I will make a man dearer than fine gold, and a man to be more worth than a golden wedge of Ophir.

NET Bible

I will make human beings more scarce than pure gold, and people more scarce than gold from Ophir.

New Heart English Bible

I will make people more rare than fine gold, even a person than the pure gold of Ophir.

The Emphasized Bible

I will cause, a man, to be more precious than fine gold, - Even a son of earth than, the finest gold of Ophir.

World English Bible

I will make people more rare than fine gold, even a person than the pure gold of Ophir.

Youngs Literal Translation

I make man more rare than fine gold, And a common man than pure gold of Ophir.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I will make a man
אנושׁ 
'enowsh 
Usage: 42

יקר 
Yaqar 
Usage: 11

פּז 
Paz 
Usage: 9

even a man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

כּתם 
Kethem 
Usage: 9

References

Context Readings

An Oracle Against Babylon

11 And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. 12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir. 13 Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.



Cross References

Isaiah 4:1

And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.

Isaiah 24:6

Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell in it are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.

Job 28:16

It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.

Psalm 137:9

Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.

Isaiah 13:15-18

Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined to them shall fall by the sword.

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