Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

As the pregnant woman approaches the time to give birth, She writhes and cries out in her labor pains, Thus were we before You, O LORD.

King James Version

Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs; so have we been in thy sight, O LORD.

Holman Bible

As a pregnant woman about to give birth writhes and cries out in her pains, so we were before You, Lord.

International Standard Version

Just as a pregnant woman writhes and cries out during her labor when she is about to give birth, so were we because of you, LORD.

A Conservative Version

As a woman with child, who draws near the time of her delivery, is in pain and cries out in her pangs, so we have been before thee, O LORD.

American Standard Version

Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain and crieth out in her pangs; so we have been before thee, O Jehovah.

Amplified

As a woman with child drawing near the time of her delivery is in pain and writhes and cries out in her pangs, so we have been before You (at Your presence), O Lord.

Bible in Basic English

As a woman with child, whose time is near, is troubled, crying out in her pain; so have we been before you, O Lord.

Darby Translation

As a woman with child, that draweth near her delivery, is in travail, and crieth out in her pangs; so have we been before thee, Jehovah.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Like as a woman with child, that draws near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and cries out in her pangs; so have we been in thy sight, O LORD.

Julia Smith Translation

As she conceiving will draw near to bring forth, she will be pained and cry out in her pangs, thus were we from before thee, O Jehovah.

King James 2000

Like a woman with child, that draws near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and cries out in her pangs; so have we been in your sight, O LORD.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Like pregnant woman on the point of giving birth, she writhes; she cries in her labor pains. So we were because of your presence, Yahweh.

Modern King James verseion

As a woman with child draws near to bear, she is in pain and cries out in her pangs; so have we been in Your sight, O Jehovah.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Like as a woman with child, when her travail cometh upon her, is sorry and crieth in her pains: Even so are we, O LORD, in thy sight.

NET Bible

As when a pregnant woman gets ready to deliver and strains and cries out because of her labor pains, so were we because of you, O Lord.

New Heart English Bible

Like as a woman with child, who draws near the time of her delivery, is in pain and cries out in her pangs; so we have been before you, LORD.

The Emphasized Bible

Like as a woman with child - Draweth near to giving birth, Is in pain, Crieth out in her pangs So, were we before thee, O Yahweh; -

Webster

As a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs; so have we been in thy sight, O LORD.

World English Bible

Like as a woman with child, who draws near the time of her delivery, is in pain and cries out in her pangs; so we have been before you, Yahweh.

Youngs Literal Translation

When a pregnant woman cometh near to the birth, She is pained -- she crieth in her pangs, So we have been from Thy face, O Jehovah.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
כּמו כּמו 
K@mow 
and when, as thyself, like me, according to it, worth
Usage: 127

as a woman with child
הרי הרה 
Hareh 
... with child, conceive
Usage: 14

קרב 
Qarab 
Usage: 280

the time of her delivery
ילד 
Yalad 
Usage: 497

is in pain
חיל חוּל 
Chuwl 
Usage: 57

in her pangs
חבל חבל 
Chebel 
Usage: 62

so have we been in thy sight
פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Yahweh's People Vindicated

16 O LORD, they sought You in distress; They could only whisper a prayer, Your chastening was upon them. 17 As the pregnant woman approaches the time to give birth, She writhes and cries out in her labor pains, Thus were we before You, O LORD. 18 We were pregnant, we writhed in labor, We gave birth, as it seems, only to wind We could not accomplish deliverance for the earth, Nor were inhabitants of the world born.


Cross References

Isaiah 13:8

They will be terrified, Pains and anguish will take hold of them; They will writhe like a woman in labor, They will look at one another in astonishment, Their faces aflame.

John 16:21

"Whenever a woman is in labor she has pain, because her hour has come; but when she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a child has been born into the world.

Isaiah 21:3

For this reason my loins are full of anguish; Pains have seized me like the pains of a woman in labor. I am so bewildered I cannot hear, so terrified I cannot see.

Psalm 48:6

Panic seized them there, Anguish, as of a woman in childbirth.

Jeremiah 4:31

For I heard a cry as of a woman in labor, The anguish as of one giving birth to her first child, The cry of the daughter of Zion gasping for breath, Stretching out her hands, saying, "Ah, woe is me, for I faint before murderers."

Jeremiah 6:24

We have heard the report of it; Our hands are limp Anguish has seized us, Pain as of a woman in childbirth.

Jeremiah 30:6

'Ask now, and see If a male can give birth. Why do I see every man With his hands on his loins, as a woman in childbirth? And why have all faces turned pale?

1 Thessalonians 5:3

While they are saying, "Peace and safety!" then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape.

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