Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

And they give the book to him that cannot read, saying, Read this, I pray thee; and he saith, I cannot read.

New American Standard Bible

Then the book will be given to the one who is illiterate, saying, "Please read this." And he will say, "I cannot read."

King James Version

And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.

Holman Bible

And if the document is given to one who cannot read and he is asked to read it, he will say, “I can’t read.”

International Standard Version

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.'"

A Conservative Version

And the book is delivered to him who is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee. And he says, I am not learned.

American Standard Version

and the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee; and he saith, I am not learned.

Amplified

And when the book is given to him who is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray you, he says, I cannot read.

Bible in Basic English

And they give it to one without learning, saying, Make clear to us what is in the book: and he says, I have no knowledge of writing.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And if the book were delivered to him that does not know how to read, saying, Read this, I pray thee: he shall say, I do not know how to read.

Julia Smith Translation

And the book was given to him not knowing writing, saying, Read now, this: and he said, I know not writing.

King James 2000

And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray you: and he says, I am not learned.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And [if] the document is given to [one] who does not {know how to read}, saying, "{Read} this now!" he says, "I do not {know how to read}."

Modern King James verseion

And the book is delivered to him who does not know books, saying, Please read this; and he says, I do not know books.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But if it be given to one that is not learned, saying, "Read thou, in it." Then sayeth he, "I cannot read."

NET Bible

Or when they hand the scroll to one who can't read and say, "Read this," he says, "I can't read."

New Heart English Bible

and the book is delivered to one who is not educated, saying, "Read this, please;" and he says, "I can't read."

The Emphasized Bible

And then the writing is delivered to one unacquainted with writing, saying, Pray thee read this, And he saith I am not acquainted with writing.

Webster

And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.

World English Bible

and the book is delivered to one who is not educated, saying, "Read this, please;" and he says, "I can't read."

Youngs Literal Translation

And the book is given to him who hath not known books, Saying, 'Read this, we pray thee,' And he hath said, 'I have not known books.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And the book
ספרה ספר 
Cepher 
Usage: 186

נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

קרא 
Qara' 
Usage: 736

this, I pray thee and he saith

Usage: 0

References

Context Readings

Disregarded Warnings

11 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. 12 And they give the book to him that cannot read, saying, Read this, I pray thee; and he saith, I cannot read. 13 And the Lord saith, Forasmuch as this people draw near with their mouth, and honour me with their lips, but their heart is removed far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment taught of men;



Cross References

Isaiah 28:12-13

to whom he said, This is the rest: cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing. But they would not hear.

Isaiah 29:18

And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and, out of obscurity and out of darkness, the eyes of the blind shall see;

Jeremiah 5:4

And I said, Surely these are the wretched ones, they are foolish; for they know not the way of Jehovah, the judgment of their God.

Hosea 4:6

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; for thou hast rejected knowledge, and I will reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me; seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I also will forget thy children.

John 7:15-16

The Jews therefore wondered, saying, How knows this man letters, having never learned?

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