Parallel Verses

King James Version

For thou hast made of a city an heap; of a defenced city a ruin: a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built.

New American Standard Bible

For You have made a city into a heap, A fortified city into a ruin; A palace of strangers is a city no more, It will never be rebuilt.

Holman Bible

For You have turned the city into a pile of rocks,
a fortified city, into ruins;
the fortress of barbarians is no longer a city;
it will never be rebuilt.

International Standard Version

For you have made the city a heap of rubble, the fortified city into a ruin; the foreigners' citadel is no longer a city it will never be rebuilt!

A Conservative Version

For thou have made of a city a heap, of a fortified city a ruin, a palace of strangers to be no city. It shall never be built.

American Standard Version

For thou hast made of a city a heap, of a fortified city a ruin, a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built.

Amplified

For You have made a city a heap, a fortified city a ruin, a palace of aliens without a city [is no more a city]; it will never be rebuilt.

Bible in Basic English

For you have made a town a waste place: a strong town a mass of broken walls; the tower of the men of pride has come to an end; it will never be put up again.

Darby Translation

For thou hast made of the city a heap, of the fortified town a ruin, the palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built up.

Julia Smith Translation

For thou didst set from a city to a heap, a fortified city to ruins: a palace of strangers from a city; it shall not be built forever.

King James 2000

For you have made of a city a heap; of a fortified city a ruin: a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For you have {made} [the] city heap, [the] fortified city a ruin, [the] palace of foreigners {is no longer} a city; it will {never} be rebuilt.

Modern King James verseion

For You have made a heap from a city; a fortified city into a ruin; a citadel of foreigners to be no city; it shall never be built.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Thou makest of towns, heaps of stone; and of head

NET Bible

Indeed, you have made the city into a heap of rubble, the fortified town into a heap of ruins; the fortress of foreigners is no longer a city, it will never be rebuilt.

New Heart English Bible

For you have made a city into a heap, a fortified city into a ruin, a palace of strangers to be no city. It will never be built.

The Emphasized Bible

For thou hast made, of a citadel, a mound, of a defenced city, a ruin, - palaces for foreigners to be no city, To times age-abiding, shall it not be built.

Webster

For thou hast made of a city a heap; of a fortified city a ruin: a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built.

World English Bible

For you have made a city into a heap, a fortified city into a ruin, a palace of strangers to be no city. It will never be built.

Youngs Literal Translation

For Thou didst make of a city a heap, Of a fenced city a ruin, A high place of strangers from being a city, To the age it is not built.

Interlinear

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

of a city
עיר ער עיר 
`iyr 
Usage: 1094

an heap
גּל 
Gal 
Usage: 34

קריה 
Qiryah 
Usage: 31

a ruin
מפּלה מפּלה 
Mappalah 
Usage: 3

a palace
ארמון 
'armown 
Usage: 33

to be no city
עיר ער עיר 
`iyr 
Usage: 1094

עלם עולם 
`owlam 
Usage: 438

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Praise For Salvation

1 O LORD, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth. 2 For thou hast made of a city an heap; of a defenced city a ruin: a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built. 3 Therefore shall the strong people glorify thee, the city of the terrible nations shall fear thee.


Cross References

Isaiah 17:1

The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.

Isaiah 13:22

And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.

Isaiah 25:12

And the fortress of the high fort of thy walls shall he bring down, lay low, and bring to the ground, even to the dust.

Deuteronomy 13:16

And thou shalt gather all the spoil of it into the midst of the street thereof, and shalt burn with fire the city, and all the spoil thereof every whit, for the LORD thy God: and it shall be an heap for ever; it shall not be built again.

Isaiah 14:23

I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the LORD of hosts.

Isaiah 17:3

The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, saith the LORD of hosts.

Isaiah 21:9

And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground.

Isaiah 23:13

Behold the land of the Chaldeans; this people was not, till the Assyrian founded it for them that dwell in the wilderness: they set up the towers thereof, they raised up the palaces thereof; and he brought it to ruin.

Jeremiah 51:26

And they shall not take of thee a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but thou shalt be desolate for ever, saith the LORD.

Nahum 3:12-15

All thy strong holds shall be like fig trees with the firstripe figs: if they be shaken, they shall even fall into the mouth of the eater.

Revelation 18:2-3

And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

Revelation 18:19

And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.

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