Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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.

King James Version

We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.

Holman Bible

We became pregnant, we writhed in pain; we gave birth to wind. We have won no victories on earth, and the earth's inhabitants have not fallen.

International Standard Version

We were pregnant, writhing in pain, but we gave birth only to wind. We have not won your victory on earth, nor have the inhabitants of the world been born."

A Conservative Version

We have been with child. We have been in pain. We have as it were brought forth wind. We have not wrought any deliverance in the earth, nor have the inhabitants of the world fallen.

American Standard Version

We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.

Amplified

We have been with child, we have been writhing and in pain; we have, as it were, brought forth [only] wind. We have not wrought any deliverance in the earth, and the inhabitants of the world [of Israel] have not yet been born.

Bible in Basic English

We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have given birth to wind; no salvation has come to the earth through us, and no children have come into the world.

Darby Translation

We have been with child, we have been in travail, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought the deliverance of the land, neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

We have conceived, we have had birth pangs; we have, as it were, brought forth wind; we have not wrought any health in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.

Julia Smith Translation

We conceived, we were pained, thus we brought forth wind; we shall not make the earth salvation, the inhabitants of the habitable globe shall not fall.

King James 2000

We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were given birth to wind; we have not accomplished any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.

Lexham Expanded Bible

We became pregnant, we writhed; we gave birth [to] wind. We cannot bring about deliverance [on the] earth, and no inhabitants of [the] world are born.

Modern King James verseion

We conceived; we have been in pain, we gave birth to wind. We have not brought about any salvation in the earth; nor have the people of the world fallen.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

We have been with child, and suffered pain as though we had brought forth wind. For there is no salvation in the earth, neither do the inhabiters of the world submit them selves.

NET Bible

We were pregnant, we strained, we gave birth, as it were, to wind. We cannot produce deliverance on the earth; people to populate the world are not born.

New Heart English Bible

We have been with child. We have been in pain. We gave birth, it seems, only to wind. We have not worked any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.

The Emphasized Bible

We were with child - We were in pain, As it were we brought forth wind, - Salvation, we could not accomplish for the earth, Neither were horn the inhabitants of the world.

Webster

We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance on the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.

World English Bible

We have been with child. We have been in pain. We gave birth, it seems, only to wind. We have not worked any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.

Youngs Literal Translation

We have conceived, we have been pained. We have brought forth as it were wind, Salvation we do not work in the earth, Nor do the inhabitants of the world fall.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
We have been with child
הרה 
Harah 
Usage: 45

we have been in pain
חיל חוּל 
Chuwl 
Usage: 57

we have as it were
כּמו כּמו 
K@mow 
and when, as thyself, like me, according to it, worth
Usage: 127

רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 378

ישׁוּעה 
Y@shuw`ah 
Usage: 78

in the earth
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

בּל 
Bal 
none, not, nor, lest, nothing, not, neither, no
Usage: 69

ישׁב 
Yashab 
Usage: 1081

of the world
תּבל 
Tebel 
Usage: 36

References

Context Readings

Yahweh's People Vindicated

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. 19 Your dead will live; Their corpses will rise You who lie in the dust, awake and shout for joy, For your dew is as the dew of the dawn, And the earth will give birth to the departed spirits.


Cross References

Psalm 17:14

From men with Your hand, O LORD, From men of the world, whose portion is in this life, And whose belly You fill with Your treasure; They are satisfied with children, And leave their abundance to their babes.

Exodus 5:22-23

Then Moses returned to the LORD and said, "O Lord, why have You brought harm to this people? Why did You ever send me?

Joshua 7:7-9

Joshua said, "Alas, O Lord GOD, why did You ever bring this people over the Jordan, only to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us? If only we had been willing to dwell beyond the Jordan!

1 Samuel 11:13

But Saul said, "Not a man shall be put to death this day, for today the LORD has accomplished deliverance in Israel."

1 Samuel 14:45

But the people said to Saul, "Must Jonathan die, who has brought about this great deliverance in Israel? Far from it! As the LORD lives, not one hair of his head shall fall to the ground, for he has worked with God this day." So the people rescued Jonathan and he did not die.

2 Kings 19:3

They said to him, "Thus says Hezekiah, 'This day is a day of distress, rebuke, and rejection; for children have come to birth and there is no strength to deliver.

Isaiah 33:11

"You have conceived chaff, you will give birth to stubble; My breath will consume you like a fire.

Isaiah 37:3

They said to him, "Thus says Hezekiah, 'This day is a day of distress, rebuke and rejection; for children have come to birth, and there is no strength to deliver.

Isaiah 59:4

No one sues righteously and no one pleads honestly They trust in confusion and speak lies; They conceive mischief and bring forth iniquity.

Hosea 13:13

The pains of childbirth come upon him; He is not a wise son, For it is not the time that he should delay at the opening of the womb.

John 7:7

"The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it, that its deeds are evil.

1 John 5:19

We know that we are of God, and that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.



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