Parallel Verses

Amplified

Like a twittering swallow or a crane, so do I chirp and chatter; I moan like a dove. My eyes are weary and dim with looking upward. O Lord, I am oppressed; take my side and be my security [as of a debtor being sent to prison].

New American Standard Bible

"Like a swallow, like a crane, so I twitter; I moan like a dove; My eyes look wistfully to the heights; O Lord, I am oppressed, be my security.

King James Version

Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: mine eyes fail with looking upward: O LORD, I am oppressed; undertake for me.

Holman Bible

I chirp like a swallow or a crane;
I moan like a dove.
My eyes grow weak looking upward.
Lord, I am oppressed; support me.

International Standard Version

Like a swallow or a crane I chirp, I moan like a dove. My eyes look weakly upward. O Lord, I am oppressed, so stand up for me!

A Conservative Version

Like a swallow [or] a crane, so I chattered. I moaned as a dove. My eyes fail [with looking] upward. O LORD, I am oppressed, be thou my surety.

American Standard Version

Like a swallow or a crane, so did I chatter; I did moan as a dove; mine eyes fail with looking upward: O Lord, I am oppressed, be thou my surety.

Bible in Basic English

I make cries like a bird; I give out sounds of grief like a dove: my eyes are looking up with desire; O Lord, I am crushed, take up my cause.

Darby Translation

Like a swallow or a crane, so did I chatter; I mourned as a dove; mine eyes failed with looking upward: Lord, I am oppressed; undertake for me.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Like a crane or a swallow, so did I complain; I mourned as a dove; I raised my eyes upward, O LORD, I am suffering violence; comfort me.

Julia Smith Translation

As the twittering swallow so shall I chirp: I shall murmur as the dove: mine eyes languished for height: O Jehovah, oppression is to me; be surety for me.

King James 2000

Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: my eyes fail with looking upward: O LORD, I am oppressed; undertake for me.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Like a horse or a crane, so I chirp; I moan like dove. My eyes are weak toward the height. Lord, I have oppression; lend me support!

Modern King James verseion

Like a twittering swallow, so I chatter; I mourn as a dove; my eyes look weakly to the heights. O Jehovah, I am pressed down; be surety for me.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then chattered I like a swallow, and like a crane, and mourned as a dove. I lift up mine eyes to the height: 'O LORD,' say I, 'violence is done unto me, be thou surety for me.'

NET Bible

Like a swallow or a thrush I chirp, I coo like a dove; my eyes grow tired from looking up to the sky. O sovereign master, I am oppressed; help me!

New Heart English Bible

I chattered like a swallow or a crane. I moaned like a dove. My eyes weaken looking upward. Lord, I am oppressed. Be my security."

The Emphasized Bible

As a twittering swallow, so, do I chatter, I coo as a dove, - Mine eyes languish through looking on high, O My Lord! distress is upon me - my Surety!

Webster

Like a crane or a swallow, so I chattered: I mourned as a dove: my eyes fail with looking upward: O LORD, I am oppressed; undertake for me.

World English Bible

I chattered like a swallow or a crane. I moaned like a dove. My eyes weaken looking upward. Lord, I am oppressed. Be my security."

Youngs Literal Translation

As a crane -- a swallow -- so I chatter, I mourn as a dove, Drawn up have been mine eyes on high, O Jehovah, oppression is on me, be my surety.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
סס סוּס 
Cuwc 
Usage: 140

or a swallow
עגוּר 
`aguwr 
Usage: 2

so did I chatter
צפף 
Tsaphaph 
Usage: 4

הגה 
Hagah 
Usage: 25

as a dove
יונה 
Yownah 
Usage: 31

דּלל 
Dalal 
Usage: 9

O Lord

Usage: 0

I am oppressed
עשׁקה 
`oshqah 
Usage: 1

Devotionals

Devotionals about Isaiah 38:14

Images Isaiah 38:14

Prayers for Isaiah 38:14

Context Readings

Hezekiah's Illness

13 I thought and quieted myself until morning. Like a lion He breaks all my bones; from day to night You bring me to an end. 14 Like a twittering swallow or a crane, so do I chirp and chatter; I moan like a dove. My eyes are weary and dim with looking upward. O Lord, I am oppressed; take my side and be my security [as of a debtor being sent to prison]. 15 But what can I say? For He has both spoken to me and He Himself has done it. I must go softly [as in solemn procession] all my years and my sleep has fled because of the bitterness of my soul.



Cross References

Isaiah 59:11

We all groan and growl like bears and moan plaintively like doves. We look for justice, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far from us.

Job 30:29

I am a brother to jackals [which howl], and a companion to ostriches [which scream dismally].

Psalm 69:3

I am weary with my crying; my throat is parched; my eyes fail with waiting [hopefully] for my God.

Psalm 119:122-123

Be surety for Your servant for good [as Judah was surety for the safety of Benjamin]; let not the proud oppress me.

Ezekiel 7:16

But those of them that escape shall escape, but shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them moaning, every one in his iniquity's [punishment].

Nahum 2:7

It is decreed. She [Nineveh] is stripped and removed, and her maids are lamenting and moaning like doves [softly for fear], beating upon their breasts [and hearts].

Job 17:3

Give me a pledge with Yourself [acknowledge my innocence before my death]; who is there that will give security for me?

Psalm 102:4-7

My heart is smitten like grass and withered, so that [in absorption] I forget to eat my food.

Psalm 119:82

My eyes fail, watching for [the fulfillment of] Your promise. I say, When will You comfort me?

Psalm 123:1-4

Unto You do I lift up my eyes, O You Who are enthroned in heaven.

Psalm 143:7

Answer me speedily, O Lord, for my spirit fails; hide not Your face from me, lest I become like those who go down into the pit (the grave).

Lamentations 4:17

As for us, our eyes yet failed and wasted away in looking for our worthless help. In our watching [on our watchtower] we have watched and waited expectantly for a nation [Egypt or some other one to come to our rescue] that could not save us.

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