Parallel Verses

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 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


“The ground is cracked
Because there has been no rain on the land;
The farmers are distressed,
And they have covered their heads [in shame].

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.

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.

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 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. 4 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. 5 Even the doe abandons her newborn fawn in the field because there is no grass.


Cross References

Jeremiah 3:3

That is why the rains have been withheld, and the spring rains have not come. Yet in spite of this you are obstinate as a prostitute. You refuse to be ashamed of what you have done.

Joel 1:11

Be distressed, farmers; wail, vinedressers, over the wheat and the barley. For the harvest of the field has perished.

Joel 1:19-20

To you, O Lord, I call out for help, for fire has burned up the grassy pastures, flames have razed all the trees in the fields.

Leviticus 26:19-20

I will break your strong pride and make your sky like iron and your land like bronze.

Deuteronomy 28:23-24

The sky above your heads will be bronze and the earth beneath you iron.

Deuteronomy 29:23

The whole land will be covered with brimstone, salt, and burning debris; it will not be planted nor will it sprout or produce grass. It will resemble the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which the Lord destroyed in his intense anger.

Joel 1:17

The grains of seed have shriveled beneath their shovels. Storehouses have been decimated and granaries have been torn down, for the grain has dried up.

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