Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

Wherefore should ye spend, Money, for that which is not bread? Or your labour, for that which, satisfieth not? Keep on hearkening unto me, And, so eat that which is good, And let your soul take exquisite delight in fatness:

New American Standard Bible

“Why do you spend money for what is not bread,
And your wages for what does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good,
And delight yourself in abundance.

King James Version

Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

Holman Bible

Why do you spend money on what is not food,
and your wages on what does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good,
and you will enjoy the choicest of foods.

International Standard Version

Why spend your money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in rich food.

A Conservative Version

Why do ye spend money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Hearken diligently to me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

American Standard Version

Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

Amplified


“Why do you spend money for that which is not bread,
And your earnings for what does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good,
And let your soul delight in abundance.

Bible in Basic English

Why do you give your money for what is not bread, and the fruit of your work for what will not give you pleasure? Give ear to me, so that your food may be good, and you may have the best in full measure.

Darby Translation

Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? Hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

Julia Smith Translation

Wherefore will ye weigh silver without bread? and your labour not for fulness? hearing, hear ye to me, and eat good, and your soul shall delight in fatness.

King James 2000

Why do you spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which satisfies not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat you that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in richness.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Why do you weigh out money for [what is] not food, and your labor for {what cannot satisfy}? Listen carefully to me, and eat [what is] good, and let your soul take pleasure in {rich} food.

Modern King James verseion

Why do you weigh silver for what is not bread? and your labor for what never satisfies? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wherefore do ye lay out your money, for the thing that feedeth not, and spend your labour about the thing that satisfieth you not? But hearken rather unto me, and ye shall eat of the best, and your soul shall have her pleasure in plenteousness.

NET Bible

Why pay money for something that will not nourish you? Why spend your hard-earned money on something that will not satisfy? Listen carefully to me and eat what is nourishing! Enjoy fine food!

New Heart English Bible

Why do you spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which doesn't satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat you that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

Webster

Why do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently to me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

World English Bible

Why do you spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which doesn't satisfy? listen diligently to me, and eat you that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

Youngs Literal Translation

Why do ye weigh money for that which is not bread? And your labour for that which is not for satiety? Hearken diligently unto me, and eat good, And your soul doth delight itself in fatness.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁקל 
Shaqal 
Usage: 22

כּסף 
Keceph 
Usage: 403

for that which is not bread
לחם 
Lechem 
Usage: 298

and your labour
יגיע 
Y@giya` 
Usage: 16

שׂבעה 
Sob`ah 
Usage: 5

not

Usage: 0

unto me, and eat
אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

and let your soul
נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

ענג 
`anag 
Usage: 10

References

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

Invitation To True Rewards

1 Ho! every one that thirsteth! Come ye to the waters, Yea he that hath no money, - Come ye - buy corn, and eat, Yea come - buy corn without money, And without price, wine and milk, 2 Wherefore should ye spend, Money, for that which is not bread? Or your labour, for that which, satisfieth not? Keep on hearkening unto me, And, so eat that which is good, And let your soul take exquisite delight in fatness: 3 Incline your ear, and come unto me, Hearken, That your soul, may live, - That I may solemnise for you a covenant age-abiding, The Lovingkindness to David, well-assured.


Cross References

Psalm 22:26

The patient wronged-ones shall eat and be satisfied, They shall praise Yahweh, who are seekers of him, Let your heart live for aye.

Hosea 8:7

For, to the wind, they sow, and, to the whirlwind, they reap: stalk, hath it none, That which shooteth forth, shall yield no meal, If so be it yield, foreigners, swallow it lip,

Jeremiah 31:14

Then will I satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, And my people with my goodness, shall be satisfied, Declareth Yahweh.

John 6:48-58

I am the bread of life: -

Exodus 15:26

And he said: If thou, wilt indeed hearken, to the voice of Yahweh thy God, And the thing that is right in his eyes, thou wilt do, And so give ear to his commandments, And keep all his statutes, None of the sicknesses which I laid on the Egyptians, will I lay upon thee, For, I, am Yahweh, thy physician.

Deuteronomy 11:13

And it shall come to pass, if ye will hearken, unto my commandments, which, I am commanding you to-day, - to love Yahweh your God, and to serve him, with, all your heart, and with all your soul,

Psalm 34:11

Come, ye children! hearken unto me, The reverence of Yahweh, will I teach you.

Psalm 36:8

They abundantly relish the fatness of thy house, - And out of the full stream of thine own pleasures, thou givest them to drink.

Psalm 63:5

As with fatness and richness, shall my soul be satisfied, And, with joyfully shouting lips, shall my mouth utter praise.

Proverbs 1:33

Whereas, he that hearkeneth unto me, shall dwell safely, and be at rest, without dread of misfortune.

Proverbs 7:23

Until an arrow cleaveth his liver, as a bird hasteth into a snare, and knoweth not, that, for his life, it is!

Proverbs 8:32

Now, therefore, ye sons, hearken to me, for how happy are they who, to my ways, pay regard!

Proverbs 9:5

Come, feed on my food, and drink of the wine I have mingled;

Ecclesiastes 6:2

A man to whom God giveth riches and gains and honour, so that nothing doth he lack for his soul - of all that he craveth, and yet God doth not give him power to eat thereof, but, a man unknown, eateth it, - this, was vanity, and, an incurable evil, it was.

Isaiah 1:19

If ye be willing - and hearken Of the good of the land, shall ye eat;

Isaiah 25:6

Then will Yahweh of hosts prepare for all the peoples in this mountain, A banquet of fat things, A banquet of old wines, - Of fat things full of marrow, Of old wines well refined;

Isaiah 44:20

He is feeding on ashes, A deluded heart, hath turned him aside, - And he cannot deliver his own soul nor say, Is there not a falsehood in my right hand?

Isaiah 46:6

They who pour gold out of a purse, And who weigh silver in a balance, - Who hire a goldsmith that he may make it into a GOD, They adore, yea they bow down;

Isaiah 51:1

Hearken unto me, Ye that pursue righteousness, Ye that seek Yahweh, - Look well unto the rock whence ye were hewn, And unto the quarry whence ye were digged:

Isaiah 51:4

Attend unto me, O my people, And, O, my nation unto me give ear, - For, instruction, from me, shall go forth, And, my justice - for a light of peoples, will I establish:

Isaiah 51:7

Hearken unto me ye who discern righteousness, The people in whose heart is my law, - Do not fear the reproach of frail men, Nor at their revilings, be dismayed;

Jeremiah 2:13

For two wicked things, have my people committed, - Me, have they forsaken a fountain of living water, To hew out for themselves cisterns broken cisterns, that cannot hold water.

Hosea 12:1

Ephraim, feedeth on wind, and pursueth the east wind, all the day, falsehood and force, doth he magnify, - and, a covenant with Assyria, would they solemnize, and, oil into Egypt, must be borne along.

Habakkuk 2:13

Lo! is it not from Yahweh of hosts - that peoples labour for fire, and, populations, for emptiness, weary themselves?

Matthew 15:9

But, in vain, do they pay devotions unto me, teaching, for teachings, the commandments of men.

Matthew 22:4

Again, sent he other servants, saying - Say to the invited, Lo! my dinner, have I prepared, mine oxen and my fatlings, are slain, - and, all things, are, ready: Come ye into the marriage-feast.

Mark 7:14

And, again calling near the multitude, he was saying unto them - Hearken to me, all! and understand:

Luke 15:15-16

And he went his way, and joined himself unto one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to be feeding swine.

Luke 15:23

And be bringing the fatted calf, sacrifice! and let us eat and make merry:

Romans 9:31

Whereas, Israel, though in pursuit of a law of righteousness, unto a law, have not attained.

Romans 10:2-3

For I bear them witness that they have, a zeal for God, - but not according to correct knowledge;

Romans 10:17

Hence, our faith, cometh by something heard, and, that which is heard, through a declaration of Christ.

Philippians 3:4-7

Although, indeed, I, might have confidence even in flesh. If any other thinketh to have confidence in flesh, I, more: -

Hebrews 13:9

With teachings, manifold and strange, be not carried aside; for it is, noble, that, with gratitude, should, the heart, be getting confirmed, - not with matters of food, in which, they who are walking, have not been profited.

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