Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

My people! children, are their tyrants, And, women, rule over them, - My people! they who should lead thee forward, are causing thee to stray, Thy pathways, have they destroyed,

New American Standard Bible

O My people! Their oppressors are children,
And women rule over them.
O My people! Those who guide you lead you astray
And confuse the direction of your paths.

King James Version

As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.

Holman Bible

Youths oppress My people,
and women rule over them.
My people, your leaders mislead you;
they confuse the direction of your paths.

International Standard Version

"As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. My people, your leaders are misleading you they're giving you confusing directions."

A Conservative Version

As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, those who lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.

American Standard Version

As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they that lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.

Amplified


O My people! Children are their oppressors,
And women rule over them.
O My people! Your leaders lead you astray
And confuse (destroy, swallow up) the direction of your paths.

Bible in Basic English

As for my people, their ruler is acting like a child, and those who have authority over them are women. O my people, your guides are the cause of your wandering, turning your footsteps out of the right way.

Darby Translation

As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. My people! they that guide thee mislead thee, and destroy the way of thy paths.

Julia Smith Translation

My people, their tyrants from children, and women ruled over them. My people, they calling thee happy, causing to err; they destroyed the way of thy paths.

King James 2000

As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they who lead you cause you to err, and destroy the way of your paths.

Lexham Expanded Bible

My people--children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. My people, your leaders are misleading [you], and they confuse the course of your paths.

Modern King James verseion

As for my people, children are their taskmasters, and women rule over them. Oh my people, your rulers cause you to go astray and destroy the way of your paths.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Children are extortioners of my people, and women have rule of them. O my people, thy leaders deceive thee, and tread out the way of thy footsteps.

NET Bible

Oppressors treat my people cruelly; creditors rule over them. My people's leaders mislead them; they give you confusing directions.

New Heart English Bible

As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. My people, those who lead you cause you to err, and destroy the way of your paths.

Webster

As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they who lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.

World English Bible

As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. My people, those who lead you cause you to err, and destroy the way of your paths.

Youngs Literal Translation

My people -- its exactors are sucklings, And women have ruled over it. My people -- thy eulogists are causing to err, And the way of thy paths swallowed up.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
As for my people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

and women
נשׁים אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
Usage: 780

משׁל 
Mashal 
Usage: 81

over them. O my people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

אשׁר אשׁר 
'ashar 
Usage: 16

תּעה 
Ta`ah 
Usage: 50

and destroy
בּלע 
Bala` 
Usage: 49

the way
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

References

American

Hastings

Images Isaiah 3:12

Prayers for Isaiah 3:12

Context Readings

Leaders Of Judah And Jerusalem

11 Alas! for the lawless, it is ill, For what his own hand hath matured, shall he done to him. 12 My people! children, are their tyrants, And, women, rule over them, - My people! they who should lead thee forward, are causing thee to stray, Thy pathways, have they destroyed, 13 Yahweh hath taken his station to plead, - And is standing to judge peoples:


Cross References

Isaiah 3:4

And I will appoint boys to be their princes, - And, petulant children, shall rule over them,

Numbers 6:23-27

Speak unto Aaron, and unto his sons saying Thus, shall ye bless the sons of Israel, - saying unto them:

2 Kings 11:1

Now, when, Athaliah, mother of Ahaziah, saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal.

Isaiah 9:15-16

The eider and favourite, he, is the head, - And the prophet teaching falsehood, he, is the tail;

Isaiah 28:14-15

Wherefore, hear ye the word of Yahweh, Ye men who scoff, - Ye rulers of this people that is in Jerusalem.

Jeremiah 5:31

The prophets, have prophesied, falsely, And the priests tread down by their means, And, my people, love it, so, - What then can ye do as to her latter end?

Nahum 3:13

Lo! thy people, are women, in thy midst, to thy foes, have been set wide open the gates of thy and, - a fire, hath devoured, thy bars.

Matthew 15:14

Let them alone! they are, blind leaders; and, if the, blind, lead the, blind, both, into a ditch, will fall.

Matthew 15:14

Let them alone! they are, blind leaders; and, if the, blind, lead the, blind, both, into a ditch, will fall.

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