Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Ah! The roar of many peoples—
they roar like the roaring of the seas.
The raging of the nations—
they rage like the raging of mighty waters.

New American Standard Bible

Alas, the uproar of many peoples
Who roar like the roaring of the seas,
And the rumbling of nations
Who rush on like the rumbling of mighty waters!

King James Version

Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters!

International Standard Version

"How terrible it will be for many nations, who rage like the roaring sea! Oh, how the uproar of nations is like the sound of rushing, mighty water How they roar!

A Conservative Version

Ah, the uproar of many peoples, who roar like the roaring of the seas, and the rushing of nations, that rush like the rushing of mighty waters!

American Standard Version

Ah, the uproar of many peoples, that roar like the roaring of the seas; and the rushing of nations, that rush like the rushing of mighty waters!

Amplified


Oh, the uproar of many peoples
Who roar like the roaring of the seas,
And the noise of nations
Who roar like the rumbling of mighty waters!

Bible in Basic English

Ah! the voice of peoples, like the loud sounding of the seas, and the thundering of great nations rushing on like the bursting out of waters!

Darby Translation

Ha! a tumult of many peoples! they make a noise as the noise of the seas; and the rushing of nations! they rush as the rushing of mighty waters.

Julia Smith Translation

Wo to the multitude of many peoples; they will sound as the sound of the seas; and the tumult to the nations shall rage as the tumult of great waters.

King James 2000

Woe to the multitude of many people, who make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters!

Lexham Expanded Bible

Ah! [The] noise of many peoples, they make a noise like [the] noise of [the] seas! And [the] roar of nations, they roar like [the] roar of mighty waters!

Modern King James verseion

Woe to the multitude of many people, who make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations who make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters!

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Woe be to the multitude of much people, which shall make a sound like the noise of the sea; and the violence of the nations which shall rage like the rushing in of many waters.

NET Bible

The many nations massing together are as good as dead, those who make a commotion as loud as the roaring of the sea's waves. The people making such an uproar are as good as dead, those who make an uproar as loud as the roaring of powerful waves.

New Heart English Bible

Ah, the uproar of many peoples, who roar like the roaring of the seas; and the rushing of nations, that rush like the rushing of mighty waters.

The Emphasized Bible

Alas! the booming of many peoples, Like the booming of the seas, shall they boom, - And the rushing of nations! Like the rushing of mighty waters, shall they rush.

Webster

Woe to the multitude of many people, who make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters!

World English Bible

Ah, the uproar of many peoples, who roar like the roaring of the seas; and the rushing of nations, that rush like the rushing of mighty waters!

Youngs Literal Translation

Woe to the multitude of many peoples, As the sounding of seas they sound; And to the wasting of nations, As the wasting of mighty waters they are wasted.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Woe
הוי 
Howy 
woe, Ah, Ho, O, Alas
Usage: 50

to the multitude
המן המון 
Hamown 
Usage: 83

of many
רב 
Rab 
Usage: 458

עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

of the seas
ים 
Yam 
Usage: 396

and to the rushing
שׁאון 
Sha'own 
Usage: 18

of nations
לאום לאם 
L@om 
Usage: 35

שׁאה 
Sha'ah 
Usage: 6

of mighty
כּבּיר 
Kabbiyr 
Usage: 10

References

American

War

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Watsons

War

Context Readings

The Roar Of The Peoples

11 On the day that you plant,
you will help them to grow,
and in the morning
you will help your seed to sprout,
but the harvest will vanish
on the day of disease and incurable pain.
12 Ah! The roar of many peoples—
they roar like the roaring of the seas.
The raging of the nations—
they rage like the raging of mighty waters.
13 The nations rage like the raging of many waters.
He rebukes them, and they flee far away,
driven before the wind like chaff on the hills
and like tumbleweeds before a gale.


Cross References

Psalm 18:4

The ropes of death were wrapped around me;
the torrents of destruction terrified me.

Jeremiah 6:23

They grasp bow and javelin.
They are cruel and show no mercy.
Their voice roars like the sea,
and they ride on horses,
lined up like men in battle formation
against you, Daughter Zion.

Luke 21:25

“Then there will be signs in the sun, moon, and stars; and there will be anguish on the earth among nations bewildered by the roaring sea and waves.

Ezekiel 43:2

and I saw the glory of the God of Israel coming from the east. His voice sounded like the roar of mighty waters, and the earth shone with His glory.

Psalm 29:3

The voice of the Lord is above the waters.
The God of glory thunders—
the Lord, above vast waters,

Psalm 46:1-3

For the choir director. A song of the sons of Korah. According to Alamoth.God is our refuge and strength,
a helper who is always found
in times of trouble.

Psalm 65:6-7

You establish the mountains by Your power,
robed with strength.

Psalm 93:3-4

The floods have lifted up, Lord,
the floods have lifted up their voice;
the floods lift up their pounding waves.

Isaiah 5:26-30

He raises a signal flag for the distant nations
and whistles for them from the ends of the earth.
Look—how quickly and swiftly they come!

Isaiah 8:7-8

the Lord will certainly bring against them
the mighty rushing waters of the Euphrates River—
the king of Assyria and all his glory.
It will overflow its channels
and spill over all its banks.

Isaiah 9:5

For the trampling boot of battle
and the bloodied garments of war
will be burned as fuel for the fire.

Isaiah 28:17

And I will make justice the measuring line
and righteousness the mason’s level.”
Hail will sweep away the false refuge,
and water will flood your hiding place.

Revelation 17:1

Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and spoke with me: “Come, I will show you the judgment of the notorious prostitute who sits on many waters.

Revelation 17:15

He also said to me, “The waters you saw, where the prostitute was seated, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and languages.

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