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Bible in Basic English

Who are you, and by what right have you made for yourself a resting-place here?

New American Standard Bible

‘What right do you have here,
And whom do you have here,
That you have hewn a tomb for yourself here,
You who hew a tomb on the height,
You who carve a resting place for yourself in the rock?

King James Version

What hast thou here? and whom hast thou here, that thou hast hewed thee out a sepulchre here, as he that heweth him out a sepulchre on high, and that graveth an habitation for himself in a rock?

Holman Bible

What are you doing here? Who authorized you to carve out a tomb for yourself here, carving your tomb on the height and cutting a crypt for yourself out of rock?

International Standard Version

"Come, go to this steward, to Shebna who is in charge of the household, and ask him: "What are you doing here, and who are your relatives here that you could carve out a grave for yourself here cutting out a tomb at the choicest location, chiseling out a resting place for yourself out of solid rock?

A Conservative Version

What are thou doing here? And whom have thou here, that thou have hewed thee out here a sepulcher? Hewing him out a sepulcher on high, carving a habitation for himself in the rock!

American Standard Version

What doest thou here? and whom has thou here, that thou hast hewed thee out here a sepulchre? hewing him out a sepulchre on high, graving a habitation for himself in the rock!

Amplified


‘What business do you have here?
And whom do you have here,
That you have hewn out a tomb here for yourself,
You who hew a sepulcher on the height,
You who carve a resting place for yourself in the rock?

Darby Translation

What hast thou here? and whom hast thou here, that thou hast hewn thee out a sepulchre here, as he that heweth out his sepulchre on high, cutting out in the rock a habitation for himself?

Julia Smith Translation

What to thee here, and who to thee here, that thou hewedst to thee here a tomb, he hewing from on high his tomb and cutting in a dwelling in a rock to himself?

King James 2000

What have you here? and whom have you here, that you have hewed you out a sepulcher here, as he that hews him out a sepulcher on high, and that carves a tomb for himself in a rock?

Lexham Expanded Bible

'What {business do you have} here, and who {do you have} here, that you have cut a grave cutting here for yourself, carving his grave [on] the height, a dwelling place for him in the rock?

Modern King James verseion

What is to you here? And who is here to you, that you have carved out a tomb for yourself here, as one who cuts himself out a tomb on high, who cuts out a home for himself in a rock?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

'What hast thou here to do? And whom hast thou here? That thou shouldest here hew thee out a sepulchre, as it were one that causeth a costly tomb of stone to be made for himself, or that graveth a habitation out of a rock?

NET Bible

What right do you have to be here? What relatives do you have buried here? Why do you chisel out a tomb for yourself here? He chisels out his burial site in an elevated place, he carves out his tomb on a cliff.

New Heart English Bible

'What are you doing here? Who has you here, that you have dug out a tomb here?' Cutting himself out a tomb on high, chiseling a habitation for himself in the rock."

The Emphasized Bible

What doest thou here? And whom hast thou here? That thou hast hewn for thyself here a sepulchre, - As one hewing on high his sepulchre, Cutting out in the cliff a habitation for himself?

Webster

What hast thou here? and whom hast thou here, that thou hast hewed thee out a sepulcher here, as he that heweth him out a sepulcher on high, and that graveth a habitation for himself in a rock?

World English Bible

What are you doing here? Who has you here, that you have dug out a tomb here?' Cutting himself out a tomb on high, chiseling a habitation for himself in the rock!"

Youngs Literal Translation

What -- to thee here? And who -- to thee here? That thou hast hewn out to thee here -- a sepulchre? Hewing on high his sepulchre, Graving in a rock a dwelling for himself.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
What hast thou here and whom hast thou here, that thou hast hewed thee out
חצב חצב 
Chatsab 
Usage: 25

קברה קבר 
Qeber 
קברה קבר 
Qeber 
Usage: 67
Usage: 67

פּו פּא פּה 
Poh 
Usage: 82

as he that heweth him out
חצב חצב 
Chatsab 
Usage: 25

on high
מרום 
Marowm 
Usage: 54

חקק 
Chaqaq 
Usage: 19

משׁכּן 
Mishkan 
Usage: 139

Context Readings

Oracle Regarding Shebna

15 The Lord, the Lord of armies, says, Go to this person in authority, this Shebna, who is over the house; who has made himself a resting-place on high, cutting out a place for himself in the rock, and say, 16 Who are you, and by what right have you made for yourself a resting-place here? 17 See, O strong man, the Lord will send you violently away, gripping you with force,


Cross References

Matthew 27:60

And put it in the resting-place which had been cut out of the rock for himself; and after rolling a great stone to the door of it he went away.

2 Chronicles 16:14

And they put him into the resting-place which he had made for himself in the town of David, in a bed full of sweet perfumes of all sorts of spices, made by the perfumer's art, and they made a great burning for him.

2 Samuel 18:18

Now Absalom, before his death, had put up for himself a pillar in the king's valley, naming it after himself; for he said, I have no son to keep my name in memory: and to this day it is named Absalom's pillar.

Job 3:14

With kings and the wise ones of the earth, who put up great houses for themselves;

Isaiah 14:18

All the kings of the earth are at rest in glory, every man in his house,

Isaiah 52:5

Now then, what have I here? says the Lord, for my people are taken away without cause; they are made waste and give cries of sorrow, says the Lord, and all the day the nations put shame on my name.

Micah 2:10

Up! and go; for this is not your rest: because it has been made unclean, the destruction ordered will come on you.

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