Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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.

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].

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.

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: there is no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for you shall no more be called tender and delicate. 2  Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover your locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers. 3 Your nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, your shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not arbitrate with a man.


Cross References

Matthew 24:41

Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

Exodus 11:5

And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sits upon his throne, even unto the firstborn of the maidservant that is behind the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts.

Judges 16:21

But the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of bronze; and he did grind in the prison house.

Job 31:10

Then let my wife grind for another, and let others bow down upon her.

Isaiah 20:4

So shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians prisoners, and the Ethiopians captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, even with their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.

Genesis 24:65

For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walks in the field to meet us? And the servant had said, It is my master: therefore she took a veil, and covered herself.

Isaiah 3:17

Therefore the Lord will strike with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will uncover their secret parts.

Isaiah 32:11

Tremble, you women that are at ease; be troubled, you complacent ones: strip yourselves, and make yourselves bare, and gird sackcloth upon your waists.

Jeremiah 13:22

And if you say in your heart, Why come these things upon me? For the greatness of your iniquity are your skirts uncovered, and your heels made bare.

Jeremiah 13:26

Therefore will I uncover your skirts over your face, that your shame may appear.

Jeremiah 27:7

And all nations shall serve him, and his son, and his son's son, until the very time of his own land comes: and then many nations and great kings shall enslave him.

Lamentations 5:13

They took the young men to grind, and the children stagger under loads of wood.

Ezekiel 16:37-39

Behold, therefore I will gather all your lovers, with whom you have taken pleasure, and all them that you have loved, with all them that you have hated; I will even gather them round about against you, and will uncover your nakedness unto them, that they may see all your nakedness.

Hosea 2:3

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

Micah 1:11

Pass on your way, you inhabitant of Saphir, in naked shame: the inhabitant of Zaanan came not forth at the mourning of Bethezel; he shall take from you his standing place.

Nahum 3:5-6

Behold, I am against you, says the LORD of hosts; and I will uncover your skirts over your face, and I will show the nations your nakedness, and the kingdoms your shame.

Luke 17:35

Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

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