Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Their nobles send their young people for water. They go to the cisterns, but they find no water. They return with their vessels empty. They're disappointed and dismayed, and they cover their heads in shame.

New American Standard Bible

“Their nobles have sent their servants for water;
They have come to the cisterns and found no water.
They have returned with their vessels empty;
They have been put to shame and humiliated,
And they cover their heads.

King James Version

And their nobles have sent their little ones to the waters: they came to the pits, and found no water; they returned with their vessels empty; they were ashamed and confounded, and covered their heads.

Holman Bible

Their nobles send their servants for water.
They go to the cisterns;
they find no water;
their containers return empty.
They are ashamed and humiliated;
they cover their heads.

A Conservative Version

And their ranking men send their little ones to the waters. They come to the cisterns, and find no water. They return with their vessels empty. They are put to shame and confounded, and cover their heads,

American Standard Version

And their nobles send their little ones to the waters: they come to the cisterns, and find no water; they return with their vessels empty; they are put to shame and confounded, and cover their heads.

Amplified


“Their nobles have sent their servants for water;
They have come to the cisterns and found no water.
They have returned with empty vessels;
They have been shamed and humiliated,
And they cover their heads.

Bible in Basic English

Their great men have sent their servants for water: they come to the holes and there is no water to be seen; they come back with nothing in their vessels; they are overcome with shame and fear, covering their heads.

Darby Translation

And their nobles send their little ones for water: they come to the pits, they find no water; they return with their vessels empty; they are ashamed, they are confounded, and have covered their heads.

Julia Smith Translation

And their great ones sent their small ones to the waters; they came to the wells, they found no water; they turned back their vessels empty; they were ashamed and disgraced, and they covered their head.

King James 2000

And their nobles have sent their little ones for water: they came to the cisterns, and found no water; they returned with their vessels empty; they were ashamed and confounded, and covered their heads.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And their nobles send their servants for water. They come to [the] pits, they find no water. They return [with] their vessels {empty}. They are ashamed, and they are confounded, and they cover their heads.

Modern King James verseion

And their nobles have sent their little ones to the waters; they came to the cisterns, and found no water. They returned with their vessels empty; they were ashamed and confounded, and covered their heads.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The lords shall send their servants to fetch water, and when they come to the wells, they shall find no water, but shall carry their vessels home empty. They shall be ashamed and confounded, and shall cover their heads.

NET Bible

The leading men of the cities send their servants for water. They go to the cisterns, but they do not find any water there. They return with their containers empty. Disappointed and dismayed, they bury their faces in their hands.

New Heart English Bible

Their nobles send their little ones to the waters: they come to the cisterns, and find no water; they return with their vessels empty; they are disappointed and confounded, and cover their heads.

The Emphasized Bible

And, their nobles have sent their menials to the waters, - They have been to the pits, They have found no water They have returned, their vessels empty, They are pale and ashamed and have covered their heads.

Webster

And their nobles have sent their little ones to the waters: they came to the pits, and found no water; they returned with their vessels empty; they were ashamed and confounded, and covered their heads.

World English Bible

Their nobles send their little ones to the waters: they come to the cisterns, and find no water; they return with their vessels empty; they are disappointed and confounded, and cover their heads.

Youngs Literal Translation

And their honourable ones have sent their little ones to the water, They have come unto ditches, They have not found water, They have turned back -- their vessels empty! They have been ashamed, And have blushed and covered their head.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁלח 
Shalach 
Usage: 848

צעור צעירo 
Tsa`iyr 
Usage: 22

to the waters
מים 
Mayim 
Usage: 581


come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

to the pits
גּב 
Geb 
Usage: 4

and found
מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

ריקם 
Reyqam 
Usage: 16

בּוּשׁ 
Buwsh 
Usage: 119

כּלם 
Kalam 
Usage: 38

and covered
חפה 
Chaphah 
Usage: 12

References

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

The Severe Drought

2 "Judah mourns, and her gates languish. The people mourn for the land, and the cry of Jerusalem goes up. 3 Their nobles send their young people for water. They go to the cisterns, but they find no water. They return with their vessels empty. They're disappointed and dismayed, and they cover their heads in shame. 4 The ground is cracked, because there has been no rain in the land. The farmers are disappointed, and they cover their heads in shame.


Cross References

2 Samuel 15:30

David then left, going up the Mount of Olives, crying as he went, with his head covered and his feet bare. All of the people who were with him covered their own heads and climbed up the Mount of Olives, crying as they went along.

2 Kings 18:31

Don't listen to Hezekiah, because this is what the king of Assyria says: "Make peace with me and come out to me! Each of you will eat from his own vine. Each will eat from his own fig tree. And each of you will drink water from his own cistern

Psalm 40:14

May those who seek to destroy my life be ashamed and confounded; let them be driven backwards and humiliated, particularly those who wish me evil.

Jeremiah 2:13

"Indeed, my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living water, and they have dug cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that cannot hold water."

2 Samuel 19:4

Meanwhile, the king veiled his face and kept on crying loudly, "My son Absalom! Absalom my son, my son!"

1 Kings 17:7

But after a while, the brook dried up because there had been no rain in the land.

1 Kings 18:5-6

Ahab had instructed Obadiah, "Go throughout the land to all of the water springs and to all of the valleys. Maybe we'll find some grass to keep the horses and mules alive. Also, maybe we won't have to kill some of our cattle."

Esther 6:12

Then Mordecai returned to the king's gate, while Haman hurried to his house, mourning and hiding his face.

Job 6:20

For all their expectations, they are doomed to disappointment; even though they have come and searched this far.

Psalm 109:29

May my accusers be clothed with shame and wrapped in their humiliation as with a robe.

Isaiah 45:16-17

All of them will be put to shame indeed, disgraced! The makers of idols will go off in disgrace together.

Jeremiah 2:26-27

"As a thief is disgraced when he's caught, so the house of Israel is disgraced they, their kings, their princes, their priests, and their prophets,

Jeremiah 14:4

The ground is cracked, because there has been no rain in the land. The farmers are disappointed, and they cover their heads in shame.

Jeremiah 20:11

Butthe LORD is with me like a fearsome warrior. Therefore, those who pursue me will stumble and won't prevail. They'll be put to great shame, when they don't succeed. Their everlasting disgrace won't be forgotten.

Joel 1:20

The livestock also cries out to you, because their water sources have evaporated and because fire has consumed the open pastures.

Amos 4:8

So the people of two or three cities staggered away to another city in order to obtain drinking water, but you have not returned to me," declares the LORD.

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