Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Even Egypt, whose help is vain and empty Therefore, I have called her "Rahab who has been exterminated."

King James Version

For the Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose: therefore have I cried concerning this, Their strength is to sit still.

Holman Bible

Egypt's help is completely worthless; therefore, I call her: Rahab Who Just Sits.

International Standard Version

to Egypt, which gives help that is worthless and useless. Therefore I call her, "Rahab, who just sits still.'"

A Conservative Version

For Egypt helps in vain, and to no purpose. Therefore I have called her Rahab who sits still.

American Standard Version

For Egypt helpeth in vain, and to no purpose: therefore have I called her Rahab that sitteth still.

Amplified

For Egypt's help is worthless and toward no purpose. Therefore I have called her Rahab Who Sits Still.

Bible in Basic English

For there is no use or purpose in the help of Egypt: so I have said about her, She is Rahab, who has come to an end.

Darby Translation

For Egypt shall help in vain, and to no purpose; therefore have I named her, Arrogance, that doeth nothing.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For the Egyptians shall help in vain and to no purpose; therefore I have cried out concerning this that your strength should be to sit still.

Julia Smith Translation

And the Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose; therefore I called to this their violence ceased.

King James 2000

For the Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose: therefore have I called her, Rahab who sits still.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For {Egyptians} help [with] vanity and emptiness, therefore I have called this one "Rahab, they [are] sitting."

Modern King James verseion

For Egypt helps vainly, and worthlessly. So I have cried concerning this, Their strength is to sit still.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For the Egyptian's help shall be but vain and lost. Therefore I told you also that your pride should have an end.

NET Bible

Egypt is totally incapable of helping. For this reason I call her 'Proud one who is silenced.'"

New Heart English Bible

For Egypt helps in vain, and to no purpose; therefore have I called her Rahab who sits still.

The Emphasized Bible

But, the Egyptians, with vanity and emptiness, would help, - Therefore have I proclaimed concerning this, Insolent, they sit still!

Webster

For the Egyptian shall help in vain, and to no purpose: therefore have I cried concerning this, Their strength is to sit still.

World English Bible

For Egypt helps in vain, and to no purpose; therefore have I called her Rahab who sits still.

Youngs Literal Translation

Yea, Egyptians are vanity, and in vain do help, Therefore I have cried concerning this: 'Their strength is to sit still.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
מצרים 
Mitsrayim 
Usage: 681

עזר 
`azar 
Usage: 81

in vain
הבל הבל 
hebel 
Usage: 73

and to no purpose
ריק 
Riyq 
Usage: 12

זאת 
Zo'th 
Usage: 602

המּה הם 
hem 
Usage: 517

רהב 
Rahab 
Usage: 3

References

Context Readings

Oracle Regarding The Negev

6 The oracle concerning the beasts of the Negev Through a land of distress and anguish, From where come lioness and lion, viper and flying serpent, They carry their riches on the backs of young donkeys And their treasures on camels' humps, To a people who cannot profit them; 7 Even Egypt, whose help is vain and empty Therefore, I have called her "Rahab who has been exterminated." 8 Now go, write it on a tablet before them And inscribe it on a scroll, That it may serve in the time to come As a witness forever.


Cross References

Exodus 14:13

But Moses said to the people, "Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the LORD which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see them again forever.

Psalm 76:8-9

You caused judgment to be heard from heaven; The earth feared and was still

Psalm 118:8-9

It is better to take refuge in the LORD Than to trust in man.

Isaiah 2:22

Stop regarding man, whose breath of life is in his nostrils; For why should he be esteemed?

Isaiah 7:4

and say to him, 'Take care and be calm, have no fear and do not be fainthearted because of these two stubs of smoldering firebrands, on account of the fierce anger of Rezin and Aram and the son of Remaliah.

Isaiah 28:12

He who said to them, "Here is rest, give rest to the weary," And, "Here is repose," but they would not listen.

Isaiah 30:15

For thus the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel, has said, "In repentance and rest you will be saved, In quietness and trust is your strength." But you were not willing,

Isaiah 31:1-5

Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help And rely on horses, And trust in chariots because they are many And in horsemen because they are very strong, But they do not look to the Holy One of Israel, nor seek the LORD!

Isaiah 51:9

Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; Awake as in the days of old, the generations of long ago Was it not You who cut Rahab in pieces, Who pierced the dragon?

Jeremiah 37:7

"Thus says the LORD God of Israel, 'Thus you are to say to the king of Judah, who sent you to Me to inquire of Me: "Behold, Pharaoh's army which has come out for your assistance is going to return to its own land of Egypt.

Lamentations 3:26

It is good that he waits silently For the salvation of the LORD.

Hosea 5:13

When Ephraim saw his sickness, And Judah his wound, Then Ephraim went to Assyria And sent to King Jareb But he is unable to heal you, Or to cure you of your wound.



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