Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

O Lord, why do you send us wandering from your ways, making our hearts hard, so that we have no fear of you? Come back, because of your servants, the tribes of your heritage.

New American Standard Bible

Why, O Lord, do You cause us to stray from Your ways
And harden our heart from fearing You?
Return for the sake of Your servants, the tribes of Your heritage.

King James Version

O LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and hardened our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants' sake, the tribes of thine inheritance.

Holman Bible

Why, Yahweh, do You make us stray from Your ways?
You harden our hearts so we do not fear You.
Return, because of Your servants,
the tribes of Your heritage.

International Standard Version

Why, LORD, do you make us wander from your ways and harden our hearts, so that we do not fear you? Turn back for the sake of your servants, for the sake of the tribes that are your heritage.

A Conservative Version

O LORD, why do thou make us to err from thy ways, and harden our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants' sake, the tribes of thine inheritance.

American Standard Version

O Jehovah, why dost thou make us to err from thy ways, and hardenest our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants'sake, the tribes of thine inheritance.

Amplified


O Lord, why do You cause us to stray from Your ways
And harden our heart from fearing You [with reverence and awe]?
Return for Your servants’ sake, the tribes of Your heritage.

Darby Translation

Why, O Jehovah, hast thou made us to err from thy ways, hast hardened our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants' sake, the tribes of thine inheritance.

Julia Smith Translation

Wherefore, O Jehovah, wilt thou cause us to wander from thy ways, wilt thou harden our heart from thy fear? turn back for sake of thy servants, the tribes of thine inheritance.

King James 2000

O LORD, why have you made us to err from your ways, and hardened our heart from your fear? Return for your servants' sake, the tribes of your inheritance.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Why do you make us wander, Yahweh? You harden our heart from your ways {so that we do not fear} you. Turn back for the sake of your servants, the tribes of your inheritance.

Modern King James verseion

O Jehovah, why have You made us wander from Your ways. You harden our heart from Your fear? For Your servants' sake, return the tribes of Your inheritance.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

O LORD wherefore hast thou led us out of thy way? Wherefore hast thou hardened our hearts, that we fear thee not? Be at one with us again, for thy servants' sake that are of the generation of thine heritage.

NET Bible

Why, Lord, do you make us stray from your ways, and make our minds stubborn so that we do not obey you? Return for the sake of your servants, the tribes of your inheritance!

New Heart English Bible

O LORD, why do you make us to stray from your ways, and harden our heart from your fear? Return for your servants' sake, the tribes of your inheritance.

The Emphasized Bible

Wherefore shouldst thou suffer us to wander O Yahweh, from thy ways? Wherefore shouldst thou let us harden our heart past revering thee? Return thou for the sake of Thy servants, The tribes thou thyself hast inherited.

Webster

O LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and hardened our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants' sake, the tribes of thy inheritance.

World English Bible

O Yahweh, why do you make us to err from your ways, and harden our heart from your fear? Return for your servants' sake, the tribes of your inheritance.

Youngs Literal Translation

Why causest Thou us to wander, O Jehovah, from Thy ways? Thou hardenest our heart from Thy fear, Turn back for Thy servants' sake, The tribes of Thine inheritance.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
O Lord

Usage: 0

why hast thou made us to err
תּעה 
Ta`ah 
Usage: 50

דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

and hardened
קשׁח 
Qashach 
Usage: 2

יראה 
Yir'ah 
Usage: 45

שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

עבד 
`ebed 
Usage: 800

sake, the tribes
שׁבט 
Shebet 
Usage: 190

References

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

Prayer For Mercy

16 For you are our father, though Abraham has no knowledge of us, and Israel gives no thought to us: you, O Lord, are our father; from the earliest days you have taken up our cause. 17 O Lord, why do you send us wandering from your ways, making our hearts hard, so that we have no fear of you? Come back, because of your servants, the tribes of your heritage. 18 Why have evil men gone over your holy place, so that it has been crushed under the feet of our haters?


Cross References

Numbers 10:36

And when it came to rest, he said, Take rest, O Lord, and give a blessing to the families of Israel.

Numbers 10:36

And when it came to rest, he said, Take rest, O Lord, and give a blessing to the families of Israel.

Isaiah 6:10

Make the hearts of this people fat, and let their ears be stopped, and their eyes shut; for fear that they may see with their eyes, and be hearing with their ears, and their heart may become wise, and they may be turned to me and made well.

Ezekiel 14:7-9

When any one of the men of Israel, or of those from other lands who are living in Israel, who has become strange to me, and takes his false gods into his heart, and puts before his face the sin which is the cause of his fall, comes to the prophet to get directions from me; I the Lord will give him an answer by myself:

John 12:40

He has made their eyes blind, and their hearts hard; for fear that they might see with their eyes and get knowledge with their hearts, and be changed, and I might make them well.

Deuteronomy 2:30

But Sihon, king of Heshbon, would not let us go through; for the Lord your God made his spirit hard and his heart strong, so that he might give him up into your hands as at this day.

Joshua 11:20

For the Lord made them strong in heart to go to war against Israel, so that he might give them up to the curse without mercy, and that destruction might come on them, as the Lord had given orders to Moses.

Psalm 74:1-2

Of God, why have you put us away from you for ever? why is the fire of your wrath smoking against the sheep who are your care?

Psalm 80:14

Come back, O God of armies: from heaven let your eyes be turned to this vine, and give your mind to it,

Psalm 119:10

I have made search for you with all my heart: O let me not go wandering far from your teaching.

Psalm 119:36

Let my heart be turned to your unchanging word, and not to evil desire.

Psalm 119:36

Let my heart be turned to your unchanging word, and not to evil desire.

Isaiah 29:13

And the Lord said, because this people come near to me with their mouths, and give honour to me with their lips, but their heart is far from me, and their fear of me is false, a rule given them by the teaching of men;

Zechariah 1:12

Then the angel of the Lord, answering, said, O Lord of armies, how long will it be before you have mercy on Jerusalem and on the towns of Judah against which your wrath has been burning for seventy years?

Romans 9:18-20

So then, at his pleasure he has mercy on a man, and at his pleasure he makes the heart hard.

2 Thessalonians 2:11-12

And for this cause, God will give them up to the power of deceit and they will put their faith in what is false:

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