Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

because the bed is too short to stretch out on, and its blankets too narrow to wrap around oneself!

New American Standard Bible

The bed is too short on which to stretch out, And the blanket is too small to wrap oneself in.

King James Version

For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it: and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it.

Holman Bible

Indeed, the bed is too short to stretch out on,
and its cover too small to wrap up in.

A Conservative Version

For the bed is shorter than what a man can stretch himself on it, and the covering narrower than what he can wrap himself in it.

American Standard Version

For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it; and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it.

Amplified

For [they will find that] the bed is too short for a man to stretch himself on and the covering too narrow for him to wrap himself in. [All their sources of confidence will fail them.]

Bible in Basic English

For the bed is not long enough for a man to be stretched out on: and the cover is not wide enough for him to be covered with.

Darby Translation

For the bed is too short to stretch oneself on, and the covering too narrow when he would wrap himself in it.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it: and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it.

Julia Smith Translation

For the spreading was shortened above stretching out, and the covering narrow for hiding one's self.

King James 2000

For the bed is shorter than a man can stretch himself upon: and the covering narrower than he can wrap himself in.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For the bed is too short {to stretch out on}, and the covering is [too] narrow when wrapping oneself.

Modern King James verseion

For the bed is shorter than one can stretch himself on, and the cover is narrower than one can wrap himself in.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For the bed shall be so narrow that a man cannot lie upon it: And the covering too small, that a man may not wind himself therein.

NET Bible

For the bed is too short to stretch out on, and the blanket is too narrow to wrap around oneself.

New Heart English Bible

For the bed is too short to stretch out on, and the blanket is too narrow to wrap oneself in.

The Emphasized Bible

For too short is the couch to stretch oneself out, - And, the coverlet, too narrow, when one draweth up his feet.

Webster

For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it: and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it.

World English Bible

For the bed is too short to stretch out on, and the blanket is too narrow to wrap oneself in.

Youngs Literal Translation

For shorter hath been the bed Than to stretch one's self out in, And the covering hath been narrower Than to wrap one's self up in.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For the bed
מצּע 
Matstsa` 
bed
Usage: 1

is shorter
קצר 
Qatsar 
Usage: 49

שׂרע 
Sara` 
Usage: 3

himself on it and the covering
מסּכה 
Maccekah 
Usage: 28

צרר 
Tsarar 
Usage: 54

כּנס 
Kanac 
Usage: 11

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

The Cornerstone Of Zion

19 As often as it sweeps through, it will carry you away, for it will sweep by morning after morning in the day; but understanding this message will bring sheer terror at night, 20 because the bed is too short to stretch out on, and its blankets too narrow to wrap around oneself! 21 For the LORD will stand upon Mount Perazim, he will rouse himself in the Valley of Gibeon; to carry out his work his strange deed, and to perform his task his alien task!


Cross References

Isaiah 57:12-13

"I will denounce your righteousness and your works, for your collections of idols will not benefit you.

Isaiah 59:5-6

They hatch adders' eggs and weave a spider's web; whoever eats their eggs dies, and any crushed egg hatches out futility.

Isaiah 64:6

All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like a filthy rag; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind, our iniquities sweep us away.

Isaiah 66:3-6

"Whoever slaughters an ox is just like one who kills a human being; whoever sacrifices a lamb is just like one who breaks a dog's neck; whoever makes a grain offering is just like one who offers pig's blood; and whoever makes a memorial offering of frankincense is just like one who blesses an idol. Yes, these have chosen their own ways, and they take delight in their contaminated actions.

Jeremiah 7:8-10

"Look, you're trusting in deceptive words that cannot benefit.

Romans 9:30-32

What can we say, then? Gentiles, who were not pursuing righteousness, have attained righteousness, a righteousness that comes through faith.

1 Corinthians 1:18-31

For the message about the cross is nonsense to those who are being destroyed, but it is God's power to us who are being saved.

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