Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 Come to the waters, all ye that be thirsty, and ye that have no money. Come buy, that ye may have to eat. Come buy wine and milk, without any money, or money worth. 2 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. 3 Incline your ears, and come unto me, take heed, and your soul shall live. For I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.


Cross References

Psalm 22:26

The poor shall eat, and be satisfied: they that seek after the LORD shall praise him. Your heart shall live for ever.

Hosea 8:7

They have sown wind, therefore shall they reap a whirlwind. Their seed shall bear no corn, there shall no meal be made of their increase: though they reap, yet shall strangers devour it up.

Jeremiah 31:14

I will pour plenteousness upon the hearts of the priests, and my people shall be satisfied with good things, sayeth the LORD."

John 6:48-58

"I am that bread of life.

Exodus 15:26

and said, "If ye will hearken unto the voice of the LORD your God, and will do that which is right in his sight and will give an ear unto his commandments, and keep all his ordinances: then will I put none of these diseases upon thee which I brought upon the Egyptians, for I am the LORD thy surgeon."

Deuteronomy 11:13

If thou shalt hearken therefore unto my commandments which I command you this day, that ye love the LORD your God and serve him with all your hearts and with all your souls;

Psalm 34:11

Come, ye children, and hearken unto me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

Psalm 36:8

They shall be satisfied with the plenteousness of thy house, and thou shalt give them drink of the river of thy pleasures.

Psalm 63:5

My soul is satisfied, even as it were with marrow and fatness, when my mouth praiseth thee with joyful lips.

Proverbs 1:33

But who so hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and have enough without any fear of evil."

Proverbs 7:23

so long till she hath wounded his liver with her dart: like as if a bird hasted to the snare, not knowing that the peril of his life lieth thereupon.

Proverbs 8:32

"Therefore hearken unto me, O ye children, for blessed are they that keep my ways.

Proverbs 9:5

"O come on your way, eat my bread, and drink my wine, which I have poured out for you.

Ecclesiastes 6:2

When God giveth a man riches, goods and honour, so that he wanteth nothing of all that his heart can desire, and yet God giveth him not leave to enjoy the same, but another man spendeth them. This is a vain thing and a miserable plague.

Isaiah 1:19

If ye will agree and hearken, ye shall eat the best of the land, saith the LORD God.

Isaiah 25:6

Moreover, the LORD of Hosts shall once prepare a feast for all people upon the hill: A plenteous, costly, pleasant feast, of fat and well-fed beasts, of sweet and most pure things.

Isaiah 44:20

The keeping of dust, and foolishness of heart hath turned them aside: so that none of them can have a free conscience to think, "Do not I err?"

Isaiah 46:6

Ye fools, no doubt, will take out silver and gold out of your purses, and weigh it, and hire a goldsmith to make a god of it, that men may kneel down and worship it.

Isaiah 51:1

Hearken unto me, ye that follow righteousness and seek the LORD. Look unto the rock ye were cut out, and to the cave and pit ye were digged out.

Isaiah 51:4

Hearken unto me, my people; and turn your ears to me, my folk. There shall a law go out from me, and my judgment will I establish to be a light unto nations.

Isaiah 51:7

Hearken unto me ye that know righteousness, and so let the people that have my law in their hearts. Fear not the rebukes of man neither faint for their blasphemies.

Jeremiah 2:13

For my people hath done two evils: They have forsaken me, the well of the water of life; and digged them pits, yea, vile and broken pits, that hold no water.

Hosea 12:1

Ephraim keepeth the air, and followeth after the east wind: he is ever increasing lies and destruction. They be confederate with the Assyrians, their oil is carried into Egypt.

Habakkuk 2:13

Shall not the LORD of Hosts bring this to pass, that the laborers of the people shall be burnt with a great fire, and that the thing whereupon the people have wearied themselves, shall be lost?

Matthew 15:9

But in vain they worship me, teaching doctrines which are nothing but men's precepts.'"

Matthew 22:4

Again he sent forth other servants, saying, 'Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner, mine oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready; come unto the marriage.'

Mark 7:14

And he called all the people unto him, and said unto them, "Hearken unto me every one of you and understand:

Luke 15:15-16

And he went, and clave to a citizen of that same country, which sent him to his field, to keep his swine.

Luke 15:23

And bring hither that fatted calf, and kill him, and let us eat and be merry:

Romans 9:31

But Israel, which followed the law of righteousness, could not attain unto the law of righteousness.

Romans 10:2-3

For I bear them record, that they have a fervent mind to Godward, but not according to knowledge.

Romans 10:17

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing cometh by the word of God.

Philippians 3:4-7

though I have whereof I might rejoice in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, much more I:

Hebrews 13:9

Be not carried about with divers and strange learning. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace, and not with meats, which have not profited them that have had their pastime in them.

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