Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

"And this entire vision has become for you like the words of a sealed book. When people give it to someone who can read, and say, "Read this, please,' he answers, "I cannot, because it is sealed.'

New American Standard Bible

The entire vision will be to you like the words of a sealed book, which when they give it to the one who is literate, saying, "Please read this," he will say, "I cannot, for it is sealed."

King James Version

And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:

Holman Bible

For you the entire vision will be like the words of a sealed document. If it is given to one who can read and he is asked to read it, he will say, “I can’t read it, because it is sealed.”

A Conservative Version

And all vision has become to you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to a man who is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee. And he says, I cannot, for it is sealed.

American Standard Version

And all vision is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee; and he saith, I cannot, for it is sealed:

Amplified

And the vision of all this has become for you like the words of a book that is sealed. When men give it to one who can read, saying, Read this, I pray you, he says, I cannot, for it is sealed.

Bible in Basic English

And the vision of all this has become to you like the words of a book which is shut, which men give to one who has knowledge of writing, saying, Make clear to us what is in the book: and he says, I am not able to, for the book is shut:

Darby Translation

And the whole vision is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which they give to one that can read, saying, Read this, I pray thee; and he saith, I cannot, for it is sealed.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And every vision is unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which if it were delivered to one that knows how to read, saying, Read this, I pray thee: he shall say, I cannot; for it is sealed:

Julia Smith Translation

And the vision of all will be to you as the words of the book being sealed, which they shall give to him, to him knowing writing, saying, Read now, this: and he said, I shall not be able, for it was sealed.

King James 2000

And the vision of all has become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray you: and he says, I cannot; for it is sealed:

Lexham Expanded Bible

And the vision of all this has become for you like [the] words of sealed document. When they give it to one who knows the document, saying, "{Read} this now!" He says, "I am not able, for it [is] sealed."

Modern King James verseion

And the vision of all has become to you like the words of a book that is sealed, which they give to one who knows books saying, Please read this; and he says, I cannot, for it is sealed.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And all visions shall be unto you, as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, "Read thou, in it." And he sayeth, "I cannot read it, for it is shut."

NET Bible

To you this entire prophetic revelation is like words in a sealed scroll. When they hand it to one who can read and say, "Read this," he responds, "I can't, because it is sealed."

New Heart English Bible

All vision has become to you like the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one who is educated, saying, "Read this, please;" and he says, "I can't, for it is sealed:"

The Emphasized Bible

And so all vision hath become unto you as the words of a writing that is sealed, Which is delivered unto one acquainted with writing, saying, Pray thee read this, And he saith, I cannot, for it is sealed;

Webster

And the vision of all is become to you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:

World English Bible

All vision has become to you like the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one who is educated, saying, "Read this, please;" and he says, "I can't, for it is sealed:"

Youngs Literal Translation

And the vision of the whole is to you, As words of the sealed book, That they give unto one knowing books, Saying, 'Read this, we pray thee,' And he hath said, 'I am not able, for it is sealed;'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And the vision
חזוּת 
Chazuwth 
Usage: 5

of all is become unto you as the words
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

of a book
ספרה ספר 
Cepher 
Usage: 186

חתם 
Chatham 
Usage: 27

נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

קרא 
Qara' 
Usage: 736

this, I pray thee and he saith

Usage: 0

I cannot
יכול יכל 
Yakol 
Usage: 194

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Disregarded Warnings

10 For the LORD has poured out upon you a spirit of deep sleep he has closed your eyes, you prophets, he has covered your heads, you seers!" 11 "And this entire vision has become for you like the words of a sealed book. When people give it to someone who can read, and say, "Read this, please,' he answers, "I cannot, because it is sealed.' 12 Or when they give the book to someone who cannot read, and say, "Read this, please,' he answers, "I don't know how to read.'"



Cross References

Isaiah 8:16

"Bind up the testimony, and seal up the teaching among my disciples.

Daniel 12:4

Now as for you, Daniel, roll up your scroll and seal your words until the time of the end. Many will rush around, while knowledge increases.'"

Matthew 13:11

He answered them, "You have been given knowledge about the secrets of the kingdom from heaven, but it hasn't been given to them,

Daniel 12:9

"He answered, "Go on your way, Daniel, because these matters are wrapped up and sealed until the time of the end.

Matthew 11:25

At that time Jesus said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from wise and intelligent people and have revealed them to infants.

Matthew 16:17

Then Jesus told him, "How blessed you are, Simon son of Jonah, since flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, though my Father in heaven has.

Revelation 5:1-9

Then I saw in the right hand of the one who sits on the throne a scroll written on the inside and on the outside, sealed with seven seals.

Revelation 6:1

Then I saw the lamb open the first of the seven seals. I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, "Go!"

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