Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Who made the world like a wilderness And overthrew its cities, Who did not allow his prisoners to go home?'

King James Version

That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?

Holman Bible

who turned the world into a wilderness, who trampled its cities and would not release the prisoners to return home?"

International Standard Version

who made the world like a desert, who destroyed its cities, who would not open the jails for his prisoners?'

A Conservative Version

who made the world as a wilderness, and overthrew the cities of it, who did not let loose his prisoners to their home?

American Standard Version

that made the world as a wilderness, and overthrew the cities thereof; that let not loose his prisoners to their home?

Amplified

Who made the world like a wilderness and overthrew its cities, who would not permit his prisoners to return home?

Bible in Basic English

Who made the world a waste, overturning its towns; who did not let his prisoners loose from the prison-house.

Darby Translation

that made the world as a wilderness, and overthrew the cities thereof; that dismissed not his prisoners homewards?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

that made the world as a wilderness and destroyed the cities thereof; that did not open the prison to his prisoners?

Julia Smith Translation

Setting the habitable globe as a desert, and destroying its cities: for his bound opening not the house.

King James 2000

That made the world like a wilderness, and destroyed its cities; that opened not the house of his prisoners?

Lexham Expanded Bible

who made [the] world like the desert and destroyed its cities, [who] would not let his prisoners go home?'

Modern King James verseion

who made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed its cities; who did not open the house for his prisoners?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Is this he that made the world in a manner waste, and laid the cities to the ground, which let not his prisoners go home?"

NET Bible

Is this the one who made the world like a desert, who ruined its cities, and refused to free his prisoners so they could return home?"'

New Heart English Bible

who made the world like a wilderness, and overthrew its cities; who did not release his prisoners to their home?"

The Emphasized Bible

Who made the world like a desert And its cities, brake down? Its prisoners, he loosed not. Bach one to his home.

Webster

That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed its cities; that opened not the house of his prisoners?

World English Bible

who made the world like a wilderness, and overthrew its cities; who didn't release his prisoners to their home?"

Youngs Literal Translation

He hath made the world as a wilderness, And his cities he hath broken down, Of his bound ones he opened not the house.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׂים שׂוּם 
Suwm 
Usage: 580

the world
תּבל 
Tebel 
Usage: 36

as a wilderness
מדבּר 
Midbar 
Usage: 271

the cities
עיר ער עיר 
`iyr 
Usage: 1094

פּתח 
Pathach 
Usage: 143

not the house
בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

References

Context Readings

The Downfall Of The King Of Babylon

16 "Those who see you will gaze at you, They will ponder over you, saying, 'Is this the man who made the earth tremble, Who shook kingdoms, 17 Who made the world like a wilderness And overthrew its cities, Who did not allow his prisoners to go home?' 18 "All the kings of the nations lie in glory, Each in his own tomb.


Cross References

Joel 2:3

A fire consumes before them And behind them a flame burns The land is like the garden of Eden before them But a desolate wilderness behind them, And nothing at all escapes them.

Isaiah 45:13

"I have aroused him in righteousness And I will make all his ways smooth; He will build My city and will let My exiles go free, Without any payment or reward," says the LORD of hosts.

2 Chronicles 28:8-15

The sons of Israel carried away captive of their brethren 200,000 women, sons and daughters; and they took also a great deal of spoil from them, and brought the spoil to Samaria.

Ezra 1:2-4

"Thus says Cyrus king of Persia, 'The LORD, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth and He has appointed me to build Him a house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah.

Isaiah 13:19-22

And Babylon, the beauty of kingdoms, the glory of the Chaldeans' pride, Will be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.

Isaiah 58:6

"Is this not the fast which I choose, To loosen the bonds of wickedness, To undo the bands of the yoke, And to let the oppressed go free And break every yoke?

Isaiah 64:10

Your holy cities have become a wilderness, Zion has become a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.

Ezekiel 6:14

"So throughout all their habitations I will stretch out My hand against them and make the land more desolate and waste than the wilderness toward Diblah; thus they will know that I am the LORD."'"

Zephaniah 2:13-14

And He will stretch out His hand against the north And destroy Assyria, And He will make Nineveh a desolation, Parched like the wilderness.

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