Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Because the ground is cracked, For there has been no rain on the land; The farmers have been put to shame, They have covered their heads.

King James Version

Because the ground is chapt, for there was no rain in the earth, the plowmen were ashamed, they covered their heads.

Holman Bible

The ground is cracked since no rain [has fallen] on the land. The farmers are ashamed; they cover their heads.

International Standard Version

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

A Conservative Version

because of the ground which is cracked. Because no rain has been in the land, the plowmen are put to shame; they cover their heads.

American Standard Version

Because of the ground which is cracked, for that no rain hath been in the land, the plowmen are put to shame, they cover their heads.

Amplified

Because the ground is cracked and the tillers are dismayed, since there has been no rain on the land, the plowmen are put to shame, and they cover their heads.

Bible in Basic English

Those who do work on the land are in fear, for there has been no rain on the land, and the farmers are shamed, covering their heads.

Darby Translation

Because the ground is chapt, for there hath been no rain on the earth, the ploughmen are ashamed, they cover their heads.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Because the ground is chapped, for there was no rain in the earth, the plowmen were ashamed, they covered their heads.

Julia Smith Translation

For the land was broken, for there was no rain in the land; the husband-men were ashamed, they covered their head.

King James 2000

Because the ground is parched, for there was no rain in the earth, the plowmen were ashamed, they covered their heads.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Because of the ground, [which] is cracked because there was no rain on the ground. [The] farmers are ashamed, they cover their heads.

Modern King James verseion

Because the ground was cracked, for there was no rain in the earth, the plowmen were ashamed; they covered their heads.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For the ground shall be dried up, because there cometh no rain upon it. The plowmen also shall be ashamed, and shall cover their heads.

NET Bible

They are dismayed because the ground is cracked because there has been no rain in the land. The farmers, too, are dismayed and bury their faces in their hands.

New Heart English Bible

Because of the ground which is cracked, because no rain has been in the land, the plowmen are disappointed, they cover their heads.

The Emphasized Bible

Because the ground, is cracked, For there hath been no rain in the land, The plowmen are pale They have covered their heads.

Webster

Because the ground is chapt, for there was no rain on the earth, the plowmen were ashamed, they covered their heads.

World English Bible

Because of the ground which is cracked, because no rain has been in the land, the plowmen are disappointed, they cover their heads.

Youngs Literal Translation

Because the ground hath been broken, For there hath been no rain in the land, Ashamed have been husbandmen, They have covered their head.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אדמה 
'adamah 
Usage: 225

גּשׁם 
Geshem 
Usage: 35

in the earth
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

the plowmen
אכּר 
'ikkar 
Usage: 7

בּוּשׁ 
Buwsh 
Usage: 119

חפה 
Chaphah 
Usage: 12

Context Readings

The Severe Drought

3 "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. 4 "Because the ground is cracked, For there has been no rain on the land; The farmers have been put to shame, They have covered their heads. 5 "For even the doe in the field has given birth only to abandon her young, Because there is no grass.


Cross References

Jeremiah 3:3

"Therefore the showers have been withheld, And there has been no spring rain Yet you had a harlot's forehead; You refused to be ashamed.

Joel 1:11

Be ashamed, O farmers, Wail, O vinedressers, For the wheat and the barley; Because the harvest of the field is destroyed.

Joel 1:19-20

To You, O LORD, I cry; For fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness And the flame has burned up all the trees of the field.

Leviticus 26:19-20

'I will also break down your pride of power; I will also make your sky like iron and your earth like bronze.

Deuteronomy 28:23-24

"The heaven which is over your head shall be bronze, and the earth which is under you, iron.

Deuteronomy 29:23

'All its land is brimstone and salt, a burning waste, unsown and unproductive, and no grass grows in it, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which the LORD overthrew in His anger and in His wrath.'

Joel 1:17

The seeds shrivel under their clods; The storehouses are desolate, The barns are torn down, For the grain is dried up.



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