Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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:

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 thirsting, Come ye to the waters, and whom there is not to him silver, come ye, buy and eat; and come ye, and buy without silver and without price, wine and milk. 2 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. 3 Incline your ear, and come to me, and hear, and your soul shall live; and I will cut out with you an eternal covenant, the sure mercies of David.


Cross References

Psalm 22:26

The humble shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise Jehovah they seeking him: your heart shall live forever.

Hosea 8:7

For they shall sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: no stalk to it: the sprout shall not make flour: perhaps it will make, strangers will swallow it down.

Jeremiah 31:14

And I satiated the soul of the priests with fatness and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, says Jehovah.

John 6:48-58

I am the bread of life.

Exodus 15:26

And he will say, If hearkening thou wilt hear to the voice of Jehovah thy God, and thou wilt do the right in his eyes, and give ear to his commands, and watch all his laws, every disease which I put upon Egypt I will not put upon thee: for I am Jehovah healing thee.

Deuteronomy 11:13

And it was if hearing, ye shall hear to the commands which I command you this day, to love Jehovah your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul,

Psalm 34:11

Come, ye sons, hear to me: I will teach you the fear of Jehovah.

Psalm 36:8

They shall satiate from the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt give them to drink the torrent of thy delights.

Psalm 63:5

As milk and fatness my soul shall be satisfied; and with rejoicing lips shall my mouth praise.

Proverbs 1:33

And he hearing to me shall dwell in confidence, and being quiet from fear of evil.

Proverbs 7:23

Till an arrow shall cleave his liver; as a bird hastening to the snare, and not knowing that it is for his soul.

Proverbs 8:32

And now ye sons, hear to me: and the happy shall watch my ways.

Proverbs 9:5

Come ye, eat of my bread, and drink ye of the wine I mingled.

Ecclesiastes 6:2

A man which God will give to him wealth and riches and honor, and wanting not to his soul from all which he shall desire, and God will not permit him to eat from it, for a man, a stranger shall eat it. This is vanity and it is an evil disease.

Isaiah 1:19

If ye shall be willing and hear, ye shall eat the good of the land.

Isaiah 25:6

Jehovah of armies will make to all peoples in this mountain a drinking of fatness, a drinking of lees of wine, fatness of marrows, strained lees of wine.

Isaiah 44:20

He fed upon ashes: a deceived heart turned him away, and he shall not deliver his soul, and he shall not say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?

Isaiah 46:6

Squandering gold out of the bag and they will weigh silver in the balance, they will hire a founder, and he will make it a god: they will fall down, they will also worship

Isaiah 51:1

Hear to me, ye pursuing justice, seeking Jehovah: look to the rock ye hewed, and at the quarry of the pit ye dug out

Isaiah 51:4

Attend to me, my people, and give ear to me, my nation: for a law shall go forth from me, and I will cause my judgment to rest for the light of the peoples.

Isaiah 51:7

Hear to me, ye knowing justice, the people my law in their heart; ye shall not fear the reproach of men; and from their reviling ye shall not be dismayed.

Jeremiah 2:13

For my people did two evils: they forsook me the fountain of living waters, to hew out for them wells, broken wells which will not hold water.

Hosea 12:1

Ephraim fed upon the wind, and he pursued the east wind: all the day he multiplied falsehood and destruction; and they will cut out a covenant with Assur, and oil will be brought to Egypt

Habakkuk 2:13

Behold, is it not from Jehovah of armies, and the peoples shall labor in a sufficiency of fire, and the peoples shall be wearied in a sufficiency of emptiness?

Matthew 15:9

But they worship me in vain, teaching doctrines the commands of men.

Matthew 22:4

And again, he sent other servants, saying, Say to the called: Behold, I have prepared my supper; my bulls and stall-fed killed, and all prepared: come to the nuptials.

Mark 7:14

And having called all the crowd, he said to them, Hear me, all ye, and do ye understand:

Luke 15:15-16

And having gone, he was joined to one of the citizens of that country; and he sent him into the fields to feed swine.

Luke 15:23

And having brought the fatted calf, sacrifice, and eating, let us be gladdened.

Romans 9:31

And Israel following the law of justice, reached not the law of justice.

Romans 10:2-3

For I testify for them that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.

Romans 10:17

Therefore faith, from the report, and report by the word of God.

Philippians 3:4-7

Although I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other think to have confidence in the flesh, I more:

Hebrews 13:9

With various and strange teachings be not carried about. For good the heart be rendered firm by grace; not by food, in which they having walked about were not profited.

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