Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

"I said: "I've labored for nothing. I've exhausted my strength on futility and on emptiness.' Yet surely my recompense is with the LORD, and my reward is with my God.

New American Standard Bible

But I said, "I have toiled in vain, I have spent My strength for nothing and vanity; Yet surely the justice due to Me is with the LORD, And My reward with My God."

King James Version

Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the LORD, and my work with my God.

Holman Bible

But I myself said: I have labored in vain,
I have spent my strength for nothing and futility;
yet my vindication is with the Lord,
and my reward is with my God.

A Conservative Version

But I said, I have labored in vain. I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity. Yet surely the justice [due] to me is with LORD, and my recompense with my God.

American Standard Version

But I said, I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nought and vanity; yet surely the justice due to me is with Jehovah, and my recompense with my God.

Amplified

Then I said, I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing and in empty futility; yet surely my right is with the Lord, and my recompense is with my God.

Bible in Basic English

And I said, I have undergone weariness for nothing, I have given my strength for no purpose or profit: but still the Lord will take up my cause, and my God will give me my reward.

Darby Translation

And I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought and in vain; nevertheless my judgment is with Jehovah, and my work with my God.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But I said, I have laboured in vain; I have spent my strength for nothing, and in vain; yet surely my judgment is before the LORD and my recompense with my God.

Julia Smith Translation

And I said, I labored in vain, for emptiness; and I finish my strength vainly; surely my judgment is with Jehovah and my work with my God.

King James 2000

Then I said, I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing, and in vain: yet surely my due justice is with the LORD, and my recompense with my God.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But I myself said, "I have labored in vain; I have used up my strength for nothing and vanity! Nevertheless, my justice [is] with Yahweh, and my reward [is] with my God."

Modern King James verseion

Then I said, I have labored in vain; I have spent My strength for nothing, and in vain; yet surely My judgment is with Jehovah, and My work with My God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And I said, "I labour in vain and spend my strength for nought, and unprofitably. Howbeit, my cause I commit to the LORD and my travail unto my God."

NET Bible

But I thought, "I have worked in vain; I have expended my energy for absolutely nothing." But the Lord will vindicate me; my God will reward me.

New Heart English Bible

But I said, "I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity; yet surely the justice due to me is with the LORD, and my reward with my God."

The Emphasized Bible

But I, said, To no purpose, have I toiled, For waste and mist - my vigour, have I spent, - Surely, my vindication, is, with, Yahweh, And, my recompence, with my God.

Webster

Then I said, I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for naught, and in vain; yet surely my judgment is with the LORD, and my work with my God.

World English Bible

But I said, "I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity; yet surely the justice [due] to me is with Yahweh, and my reward with my God."

Youngs Literal Translation

And I said, 'For a vain thing I laboured, For emptiness and vanity my power I consumed, But my judgment is with Jehovah, And my wage with my God.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יגע 
Yaga` 
Usage: 26

in vain
ריק 
Riyq 
Usage: 12

כּוח כּח 
Koach 
Usage: 126

and in vain
הבל הבל 
hebel 
Usage: 73

אכן 
'aken 
Usage: 18

is with the Lord

Usage: 0

and my work
פּעלּה 
P@`ullah 
Usage: 14

References

Context Readings

Yahweh's Servant Brings Salvation

3 He said to me: "You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will glorify myself.' 4 "I said: "I've labored for nothing. I've exhausted my strength on futility and on emptiness.' Yet surely my recompense is with the LORD, and my reward is with my God. 5 "And now, says the LORD, who formed you from the womb as his servant to bring Jacob back to him so that Israel might be gathered to him and I am honored in the LORD's sight and my God has been my help


Cross References

Isaiah 53:10-12

"Yet the LORD was willing to crush him, and he made him suffer. Although you make his soul an offering for sin, he will see his offspring, and he will prolong his days, and the will of the LORD will triumph in his hand.

Isaiah 65:23

They won't toil in vain nor bear children doomed to misfortune, for they will be offspring blessed by the LORD, they and their descendants with them.

Leviticus 26:20

Your strength will be spent in vain, because your land won't yield its produce and the trees of the land won't yield their fruit.

Psalm 22:22-31

I will declare your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation, I will praise you, saying,

Isaiah 35:4

Say to those with anxious hearts, "Be strong, do not be afraid! Here is your God he will bring vengeance, he will bring divine retribution, and he will save you.'

Isaiah 40:10

Look! The Lord GOD comes with strength, and his arm rules for him. Look! His reward is with him, and his payment accompanies him.

Isaiah 62:11

Here is the LORD! Proclaim to the ends of the earth, say to the inhabitants of Zion: "See, your salvation is coming! See, his reward is with him, and his recompenses are before him.'

Isaiah 65:2

I held out my hands all day long to a disobedient people, who walk in a way that isn't good, following their own inclinations

Ezekiel 3:19

If you warn the wicked person, and he doesn't repent of his wickedness or of his wicked behavior, he'll die in his sin, but you will have saved your own life.

Matthew 17:17

Jesus replied, "You unbelieving and perverted generation! How long must I be with you? How long must I put up with you? Bring him here to me!"

Matthew 23:37

"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones to death those who have been sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were unwilling!

Luke 24:26

The Messiah had to suffer these things and then enter his glory, didn't he?"

John 1:11

He came to his own creation, yet his own people did not receive him.

John 17:4-5

I glorified you on earth by completing the task you gave me to do.

Romans 10:21

But about Israel he says, "All day long I have held out my hands to a disobedient and rebellious people."

2 Corinthians 2:15

To God we are the aroma of the Messiah among those who are being saved and among those who are being lost.

2 Corinthians 12:15

I will be very glad to spend my money and myself for you. Do you love me less because I love you so much?

Galatians 4:11

I am afraid for you! I don't want my work for you to have been wasted!

Philippians 2:9-10

Now lifted up by God to heaven, a name above all others given, this matchless name possessing.

Hebrews 12:2

fixing our attention on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of the faith, who, in view of the joy set before him, endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

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