Parallel Verses

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.

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.

International Standard Version

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

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.

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 From the time that it goes forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a terror just to understand the report. 20 For the bed is shorter than a man can stretch himself upon: and the covering narrower than he can wrap himself in. 21 For the LORD shall rise up as on mount Perazim, he shall be angry as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his awesome work; and bring to pass his act, his alien act.


Cross References

Isaiah 57:12-13

I will declare your righteousness, and your works; for they shall not profit you.

Isaiah 59:5-6

They hatch viper's eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eats of their eggs dies, and from that which is crushed a viper breaks out.

Isaiah 64:6

But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Isaiah 66:3-6

He that kills an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrifices a lamb, as if he breaks a dog's neck; he that offers a grain offering, as if he offered swine's blood; he that burns incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delights in their abominations.

Jeremiah 7:8-10

Behold, you trust in lying words, that cannot profit.

Romans 9:30-32

What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, who followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith.

1 Corinthians 1:18-31

For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us who are saved it is the power of God.

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