Parallel Verses

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.

Amplified


“Like a swallow, like a crane, so I chirp;
I coo like a dove.
My eyes look wistfully upward;
O Lord, I am oppressed, take my side and be my security.

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.

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.

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 reckoned that I had until morning. As a lion, he broke all my bones: from the morning even unto the night thou shalt make an end of me. 14 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.
15 What shall I say? He has both spoken unto me, and he himself has done it; I shall walk softly all my years in the bitterness of my soul.



Cross References

Isaiah 59:11

We all roar like bears and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for saving health, but it has withdrawn from us.

Job 30:29

I have become a brother to dragons and a companion to owls.

Psalm 69:3

I am weary of my crying; my throat is dried; my eyes fail while I wait for my God.

Psalm 119:122-123

Be surety for thy slave for good; do not let the proud do violence unto me.

Ezekiel 7:16

And those that escape of them shall be upon the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, each one for his iniquity.

Nahum 2:7

And the queen shall be taken captive; they shall order her to go up, and her maids shall take her, mourning as with the voice of doves, beating upon their breasts.

Job 17:3

Put up now, give me surety with thee; who is he that will strike hands with me?

Psalm 102:4-7

My heart is smitten and withered like grass so that I forget to eat my bread.

Psalm 119:82

Mine eyes fail for thy spoken word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me?

Psalm 123:1-4

Unto thee I lift up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens.

Psalm 143:7

Hear me speedily, O LORD; my spirit fails; hide not thy face from me lest I be like those that go down into the grave.

Lamentations 4:17

Ain As for us, our eyes have failed in seeking our vain help; in our watching we have watched for people that cannot save us.

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