Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Look, the Lord is stripping the earth bare
and making it desolate.
He will twist its surface and scatter its inhabitants:

New American Standard Bible

Behold, the LORD lays the earth waste, devastates it, distorts its surface and scatters its inhabitants.

King James Version

Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.

International Standard Version

"Watch out! The LORD is about to depopulate the land and devastate it; he will turn it upside down and scatter its inhabitants.

A Conservative Version

Behold, LORD makes the earth empty, and makes it waste, and turns it upside down, and scatters abroad the inhabitants of it.

American Standard Version

Behold, Jehovah maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.

Amplified

Behold, the Lord will make the land and the earth empty and make it waste and turn it upside down (twist the face of it) and scatter abroad its inhabitants.

Bible in Basic English

See, the Lord is making the earth waste and unpeopled, he is turning it upside down, and sending the people in all directions.

Darby Translation

Behold, Jehovah maketh the land empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad its inhabitants.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Behold, the LORD makes the earth empty and makes it naked and turns it upside down and scatters abroad its inhabitants.

Julia Smith Translation

Behold, Jehovah emptying the earth and making it waste, and subverting its face, and scattering its inhabitants.

King James 2000

Behold, the LORD makes the earth empty, and makes it waste, and turns it upside down, and scatters abroad its inhabitants.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Look! Yahweh [is] about to lay the earth waste and [is] about to devastate it, and he will twist her surface, and he will scatter her inhabitants.

Modern King James verseion

Behold, Jehovah empties the land and makes it bare, and distorts its face, and scatters its inhabitants.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Behold, the LORD shall waste and plague the world, he shall make the face of the earth desolate, and scatter abroad the inhabiters thereof.

NET Bible

Look, the Lord is ready to devastate the earth and leave it in ruins; he will mar its surface and scatter its inhabitants.

New Heart English Bible

Behold, the LORD makes the earth empty, makes it waste, turns it upside down, and scatters its inhabitants.

The Emphasized Bible

Lo! Yahweh emptying the earth and laying it waste, - And he will overturn the face thereof, And scatter them who dwell therein.

Webster

Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad its inhabitants.

World English Bible

Behold, Yahweh makes the earth empty, makes it waste, turns it upside down, and scatters its inhabitants.

Youngs Literal Translation

Lo, Jehovah is emptying the land, And is making it waste, And hath overturned it on its face, And hath scattered its inhabitants.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Behold, the Lord

Usage: 0

ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

בּקק 
Baqaq 
Usage: 9

and maketh it waste
בּלק 
Balaq 
Usage: 2

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

ישׁב 
Yashab 
Usage: 1081

References

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

The Judgment On The Earth

1 Look, the Lord is stripping the earth bare
and making it desolate.
He will twist its surface and scatter its inhabitants:
2 people and priest alike,
servant and master,
female servant and mistress,
buyer and seller,
lender and borrower,
creditor and debtor.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 4:27

The Lord will scatter you among the peoples, and you will be reduced to a few survivors among the nations where the Lord your God will drive you.

Deuteronomy 28:64

Then the Lord will scatter you among all peoples from one end of the earth to the other, and there you will worship other gods, of wood and stone, which neither you nor your fathers have known.

Deuteronomy 32:26

“I would have said: I will cut them to pieces
and blot out the memory of them from mankind,

2 Kings 21:13

I will stretch over Jerusalem the measuring line used on Samaria and the mason’s level used on the house of Ahab, and I will wipe Jerusalem clean as one wipes a bowl—wiping it and turning it upside down.

Nehemiah 1:8

Please remember what You commanded Your servant Moses: “If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the peoples.

Psalm 146:9

The Lord protects foreigners
and helps the fatherless and the widow,
but He frustrates the ways of the wicked.

Isaiah 1:7-9

Your land is desolate,
your cities burned with fire;
foreigners devour your fields
before your very eyes—
a desolation demolished by foreigners.

Isaiah 2:19

People will go into caves in the rocks
and holes in the ground,
away from the terror of the Lord
and from His majestic splendor,
when He rises to terrify the earth.

Isaiah 5:6

I will make it a wasteland.
It will not be pruned or weeded;
thorns and briers will grow up.
I will also give orders to the clouds
that rain should not fall on it.

Isaiah 6:11-12

Then I said, “Until when, Lord?” And He replied:Until cities lie in ruins without inhabitants,
houses are without people,
the land is ruined and desolate,

Isaiah 7:17-25

The Lord will bring on you, your people, and the house of your father, such a time as has never been since Ephraim separated from Judah—the king of Assyria is coming.”

Isaiah 24:20

The earth staggers like a drunkard
and sways like a hut.
Earth’s rebellion weighs it down,
and it falls, never to rise again.

Isaiah 27:10

For the fortified city will be deserted,
pastures abandoned and forsaken like a wilderness.
Calves will graze there,
and there they will spread out and strip its branches.

Isaiah 29:16

You have turned things around,
as if the potter were the same as the clay.
How can what is made say about its maker,
“He didn’t make me”?
How can what is formed
say about the one who formed it,
“He doesn’t understand what he’s doing”?

Isaiah 32:13-14

for the ground of my people
growing thorns and briers,
indeed, for every joyous house in the joyful city.

Isaiah 33:9

The land mourns and withers;
Lebanon is ashamed and decayed.
Sharon is like a desert;
Bashan and Carmel shake off their leaves.

Isaiah 42:15

I will lay waste mountains and hills
and dry up all their vegetation.
I will turn rivers into islands
and dry up marshes.

Jeremiah 4:7

A lion has gone up from his thicket;
a destroyer of nations has set out.
He has left his lair
to make your land a waste.
Your cities will be reduced to uninhabited ruins.

Jeremiah 9:16

I will scatter them among the nations that they and their fathers have not known. I will send a sword after them until I have finished them off.”

Jeremiah 40:15

Then Johanan son of Kareah suggested to Gedaliah in private at Mizpah, “Let me go kill Ishmael son of Nethaniah. No one will know it. Why should he kill you and scatter all of Judah that has gathered to you so that the remnant of Judah would perish?”

Jeremiah 50:17

Israel is a stray lamb, chased by lions.
The first who devoured him was the king of Assyria;
the last one who crushed his bones
was Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.

Ezekiel 5:2

You are to burn up a third of it in the city when the days of the siege have ended; you are to take a third and slash it with the sword all around the city; and you are to scatter a third to the wind, for I will draw a sword to chase after them.

Ezekiel 5:14

“I will make you a ruin and a disgrace among the nations around you, in the sight of everyone who passes by.

Ezekiel 6:6

Wherever you live the cities will be in ruins and the high places will be desolate, so that your altars will lie in ruins and be desecrated, your idols smashed and obliterated, your incense altars cut down, and your works wiped out.

Ezekiel 12:20

The inhabited cities will be destroyed, and the land will become a desolation. Then you will know that I am Yahweh.”

Ezekiel 24:11

Set the empty pot on its coals
so that it becomes hot and its copper glows.
Then its impurity will melt inside it;
its rust will be consumed.

Ezekiel 35:14

“This is what the Lord God says: While the whole world rejoices, I will make you a desolation.

Nahum 2:10

Desolation, decimation, devastation!
Hearts melt,
knees tremble,
loins shake,
every face grows pale!

Zechariah 13:7-9

Sword, awake against My shepherd,
against the man who is My associate—
this is the declaration of the Lord of Hosts.
Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered;
I will also turn My hand against the little ones.

Luke 21:24

They will fall by the edge of the sword and be led captive into all the nations, and Jerusalem will be trampled by the Gentilesuntil the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

Acts 17:6

When they did not find them, they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city officials, shouting, “These men who have turned the world upside down have come here too,

James 1:1

James, a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ:To the 12 tribes in the Dispersion. Greetings.

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