Parallel Verses

Amplified

Take the millstones [like the poorest female slave of the household does] and grind meal; take off your veil and uncover your hair. Remove your skirt, bare your leg, wade through the rivers [at the command of your captors].

New American Standard Bible

"Take the millstones and grind meal Remove your veil, strip off the skirt, Uncover the leg, cross the rivers.

King James Version

Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover thy locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers.

Holman Bible

Take millstones and grind meal;
remove your veil,
strip off your skirt, bare your thigh,
wade through the streams.

International Standard Version

Take millstones and grind flour. Remove your veil, strip off your robes, bare your legs, and wade through the rivers.

A Conservative Version

Take the millstones, and grind meal. Remove thy veil, strip off the train, uncover the leg, pass through the rivers.

American Standard Version

Take the millstones, and grind meal; remove thy veil, strip off the train, uncover the leg, pass through the rivers.

Bible in Basic English

Take the crushing-stones and get the meal crushed: take off your veil, put away your robe, let your legs be uncovered, go through the rivers.

Darby Translation

Take the millstones, and grind meal; remove thy veil, lift up the train, uncover the leg, pass over rivers:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Take the millstones and grind meal; uncover thy locks, remove the shoes from thy feet, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers.

Julia Smith Translation

Take the two mill-stones and grind flour, and uncover thy veil; strip off the train, uncover the leg, pass through the rivers.

King James 2000

Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover your locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Take [the] pair of mill stones and grind flour! Uncover your veil, strip off [your] skirt, uncover [your] thigh, pass through [the] rivers!

Modern King James verseion

Take the millstones and grind meal. Push back your veil, draw up your skirt, uncover your leg, pass over the rivers.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Thou shalt bring forth the quern and grind meal, put down thy stomacher, make bare thy knees, and shalt wade through the water rivers.

NET Bible

Pick up millstones and grind flour! Remove your veil, strip off your skirt, expose your legs, cross the streams!

New Heart English Bible

Take the millstones, and grind meal; remove your veil, strip off the train, uncover the leg, pass through the rivers.

The Emphasized Bible

Take millstones, and grind meal, - Put back thy veil - tuck up thy train Bare the leg, wade through streams:

Webster

Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover thy locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers.

World English Bible

Take the millstones, and grind meal; remove your veil, strip off the train, uncover the leg, pass through the rivers.

Youngs Literal Translation

Take millstones, and grind flour, Remove thy veil, draw up the skirt, Uncover the leg, pass over the floods.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

רחה 
Recheh 
Usage: 6

and grind
טחן 
Tachan 
Usage: 8

קמח 
Qemach 
Usage: 14

גּלה 
Galah 
גּלה 
Galah 
Usage: 188
Usage: 188

צמּה 
Tsammah 
Usage: 4

חשׂף 
Chasaph 
Usage: 11

the leg
שׁבל 
Shebel 
leg
Usage: 1

the thigh
שׁוק 
Showq 
Usage: 19

עבר 
`abar 
over, pass, through, pass by, go, away, pass on,
Usage: 557

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Babylon's Fall

1 Come down, and sit in the dust, O Virgin Daughter of Babylon; sit on the ground [in abject humiliation]; there is no throne for you, O Daughter of the Chaldeans, for you shall no longer be called dainty and delicate. 2 Take the millstones [like the poorest female slave of the household does] and grind meal; take off your veil and uncover your hair. Remove your skirt, bare your leg, wade through the rivers [at the command of your captors]. 3 Your nakedness shall be exposed, and your shame shall be seen. I will take vengeance, and I will spare no man [none I encounter will be able to resist Me],


Cross References

Matthew 24:41

Two women will be grinding at the hand mill; one will be taken and one will be left.

Exodus 11:5

And all the firstborn in the land [the pride, hope, and joy] of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh, who sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the maidservant who is behind the hand mill, and all the firstborn of beasts.

Judges 16:21

But the Philistines laid hold of him, bored out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza and bound him with [two] bronze fetters; and he ground at the mill in the prison.

Job 31:10

Then let my wife grind [meal, like a bondslave] for another, and let others bow down upon her.

Isaiah 20:4

So shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptian captives and the Ethiopian exiles, young and old, naked and barefoot, even with buttocks uncovered -- "to the shame of Egypt.

Genesis 24:65

For she [had] said to the servant, Who is that man walking across the field to meet us? And the servant [had] said, He is my master. So she took a veil and concealed herself with it.

Isaiah 3:17

Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the heads of the daughters of Zion [making them bald], and the Lord will cause them to be [taken as captives and to suffer the indignity of being] stripped naked.

Isaiah 32:11

Tremble, you women who are at ease! Shudder with fear, you complacent ones! Strip yourselves bare and gird sackcloth upon your loins [in grief]!

Jeremiah 13:22

And if you say in your heart, Why have these things come upon me? -- "[the answer is], Because of the greatness of your iniquity has your long robe been pulled aside [showing you in the garb of a menial] and have you [barefooted and treated like a slave] suffered violence.

Jeremiah 13:26

Therefore I Myself will [retaliate], throwing your skirts up over your face, that your shame [of being clad like a slave] may be exposed.

Jeremiah 27:7

And all nations shall serve him and his son and his grandson until the [God-appointed] time [of punishment] of his own land comes; and then many nations and great kings shall make him their slave.

Lamentations 5:13

Young men carried millstones, and boys fell [staggering] under [burdens of] wood.

Ezekiel 16:37-39

Therefore behold, I will gather all your lovers with whom you have taken pleasure, and all those whom you have loved with all those whom you have hated; I will even gather them [the allies you have courted] against you on every side and will uncover your nakedness to them, that they may see all your nakedness [making you, Israel, an object of loathing and of mockery, a spectacle among the nations].

Hosea 2:3

Lest I strip her naked and make her as in the day she was born, and make her as a wilderness and set her like a parched land and slay her with thirst.

Micah 1:11

Pass on your way [into exile], dwellers of Shaphir, in shameful nakedness. The dwellers of Zaanan dare not come forth; the wailing of Beth-ezel takes away from you the place on which it stands.

Nahum 3:5-6

Behold, I am against you, says the Lord of hosts, and I will lift up your skirts over your face, and I will let the nations look on your nakedness [O Nineveh] and the kingdoms on your shame.

Luke 17:35

There will be two women grinding together; one will be taken and the other will be left.

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