Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

I have kept silent for a long time,
I have kept still and restrained Myself.
Now like a woman in labor I will groan,
I will both gasp and pant.

King James Version

I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once.

Holman Bible

“I have kept silent from ages past;
I have been quiet and restrained Myself.
But now, I will groan like a woman in labor,
gasping breathlessly.

International Standard Version

"I have certainly stayed silent for a long time; I've kept still and held myself back. Now, like a woman giving birth, I'll cry out. All of a sudden I'll gasp and pant.

A Conservative Version

I have for a long time held my peace. I have been still, and refrained myself. [Now] I will cry out like a travailing woman. I will gasp and pant together.

American Standard Version

I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry out like a travailing woman; I will gasp and pant together.

Amplified


“I [the Lord] have been silent for a long time,
I have been still and restrained Myself.
Now I will moan like a woman in labor,
I will both gasp and pant.

Bible in Basic English

I have long been quiet, I have kept myself in and done nothing: now I will make sounds of pain like a woman in childbirth, breathing hard and quickly.

Darby Translation

Long time have I holden my peace; I have been still, I have restrained myself: I will cry like a woman that travaileth; I will blow and pant at once.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

I have long time held my peace; I have been still and refrained myself; now will I cry out like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once.

Julia Smith Translation

I was silent of old; I will be still, I will restrain myself: as she bringing forth I will cry out; I will lay waste and snuff up together.

King James 2000

I have long time held my peace; I have been still, and restrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once.

Lexham Expanded Bible

I have been silent for a long time; I have kept silent; I have restrained myself like one giving birth; I will moan, pant, and gasp together.

Modern King James verseion

I have kept silence from forever; I have been still and refrained Myself. Now I will cry like a woman in pangs of labor, I will pant and gasp at once.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I have long time holden my peace, sayeth the LORD, should I therefore be still, and keep silence for ever? I will cry like a travailing woman, and at once will I destroy, and devour.

NET Bible

"I have been inactive for a long time; I kept quiet and held back. Like a woman in labor I groan; I pant and gasp.

New Heart English Bible

"I have been silent a long time. I have been quiet and restrained myself. Now I will cry out like a travailing woman. I will both gasp and pant.

The Emphasized Bible

I have held my peace from age-past times, I kept still, I restrained myself, - As a travailing woman, I pant, I breathe hard and gasp, all at once!

Webster

I have long time held my peace; I have been still, and restrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once.

World English Bible

"I have been silent a long time. I have been quiet and restrained myself. Now I will cry out like a travailing woman. I will both gasp and pant.

Youngs Literal Translation

I have kept silent from of old, I keep silent, I refrain myself, As a travailing woman I cry out, I desolate and swallow up together.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
עלם עולם 
`owlam 
Usage: 438

חשׁה 
Chashah 
Usage: 15

חרשׁ 
Charash 
Usage: 74

אפק 
'aphaq 
Usage: 7

myself now will I cry
פּעה 
Pa`ah 
Usage: 1

I will destroy
נשׁם 
Nasham 
Usage: 1

and devour
שׁאף 
Sha'aph 
Usage: 14

References

Fausets

Context Readings

A Song Of Praise To Yahweh

13 The LORD will go forth like a warrior, He will arouse His zeal like a man of war He will utter a shout, yes, He will raise a war cry He will prevail against His enemies. 14 I have kept silent for a long time,
I have kept still and restrained Myself.
Now like a woman in labor I will groan,
I will both gasp and pant.
15 "I will lay waste the mountains and hills And wither all their vegetation; I will make the rivers into coastlands And dry up the ponds.



Cross References

Job 32:18

"For I am full of words; The spirit within me constrains me.

Job 32:20

"Let me speak that I may get relief; Let me open my lips and answer.

Psalm 50:2

Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God has shone forth.

Psalm 83:1-2

O God, do not remain quiet; Do not be silent and, O God, do not be still.

Ecclesiastes 8:11-12

Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed quickly, therefore the hearts of the sons of men among them are given fully to do evil.

Jeremiah 15:6

"You who have forsaken Me," declares the LORD, "You keep going backward So I will stretch out My hand against you and destroy you; I am tired of relenting!

Jeremiah 44:22

"So the LORD was no longer able to endure it, because of the evil of your deeds, because of the abominations which you have committed; thus your land has become a ruin, an object of horror and a curse, without an inhabitant, as it is this day.

Luke 18:7

now, will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night, and will He delay long over them?

2 Peter 3:9-10

The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.

2 Peter 3:15

and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation; just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you,



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