Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

Why are you like a man surprised, like a man of war who is not able to give help? but you, O Lord, are with us, and we are named by your name; do not go away from us.

New American Standard Bible

“Why are You like a man dismayed,
Like a mighty man who cannot save?
Yet You are in our midst, O Lord,
And we are called by Your name;
Do not forsake us!”

King James Version

Why shouldest thou be as a man astonied, as a mighty man that cannot save? yet thou, O LORD, art in the midst of us, and we are called by thy name; leave us not.

Holman Bible

Why are You like a helpless man,
like a warrior unable to save?
Yet You are among us, Yahweh,
and we are called by Your name.
Don’t leave us!

International Standard Version

Why are you like a man taken by surprise, like a strong man who can't deliver? You are among us, LORD, and your name is the one by which we're called. Don't abandon us!

A Conservative Version

Why should thou be as a man frightened, as a mighty man who cannot save? Yet thou, O LORD, are in the midst of us, and we are called by thy name. Do not leave us.

American Standard Version

Why shouldest thou be as a man affrighted, as a mighty man that cannot save? yet thou, O Jehovah, art in the midst of us, and we are called by thy name; leave us not.

Amplified


“Why should You be [hesitant and inactive] like a man astounded and perplexed,
Like a mighty man unable to save?
Yet You, O Lord, are among us,
And we are called by Your name;
Do not leave us!”

Darby Translation

Why wilt thou be as a man astonished, as a mighty man that cannot save? Yet thou, Jehovah, art in the midst of us, and we are called by thy name: leave us not.

Julia Smith Translation

Wherefore shalt thou be as a man struck dumb? as a strong one he shall not be able to save? and thou in the midst of us, O Jehovah, and thy name was called upon us; thou wilt not leave us.

King James 2000

Why should you be as a man confused, as a mighty man that cannot save? yet you, O LORD, are in the midst of us, and we are called by your name; leave us not.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Why should you be like a confused man, like a warrior [who] is not able to help? Yet you [are] in our midst, Yahweh, and your name is called upon us. You must not leave us!

Modern King James verseion

Why should You be as a man stunned, as one mighty, yet who cannot save? Yet You, O Jehovah, are in our midst, and we are called by Your name. Do not leave us!

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Why wilt thou make thyself a coward, and as it were a giant that yet may not help? For thou art ours, O LORD, and we bear thy name; therefore forsake us not."

NET Bible

Why should you be like someone who is helpless, like a champion who cannot save anyone? You are indeed with us, and we belong to you. Do not abandon us!"

New Heart English Bible

Why should you be like a scared man, as a mighty man who can't save? Yet you, LORD, are in the midst of us, and we are called by your name; do not leave us."

The Emphasized Bible

Wherefore, shouldst thou be as a man astounded, As a mighty man who cannot save? Yet, thou, art in our midst - O Yahweh And, thy Name, on us, hath been called Do not abandon us!

Webster

Why shouldst thou be as a man astonished, as a mighty man that cannot save? yet thou, O LORD, art in the midst of us, and we are called by thy name; leave us not.

World English Bible

Why should you be like a scared man, as a mighty man who can't save? Yet you, Yahweh, are in the midst of us, and we are called by your name; don't leave us.

Youngs Literal Translation

Why art Thou as one dumb? As a mighty one not able to save? And Thou art in our midst, O Jehovah, And Thy name over us is called, leave us not.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Why shouldest thou be as a man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

דּהם 
Daham 
Usage: 1

as a mighty man
גּבּר גּבּור 
Gibbowr 
Usage: 159

יכול יכל 
Yakol 
Usage: 194

ישׁע 
Yasha` 
Usage: 205

yet thou, O Lord

Usage: 0

art in the midst
קרב 
Qereb 
Usage: 226

of us, and we are called
קרא 
Qara' 
Usage: 736

by thy name
שׁם 
Shem 
Usage: 865

ינח 
Yanach 
Usage: 0

Context Readings

The Severe Drought

8 O you hope of Israel, its saviour in time of trouble, why are you like one who is strange in the land, and like a traveller putting up his tent for a night? 9 Why are you like a man surprised, like a man of war who is not able to give help? but you, O Lord, are with us, and we are named by your name; do not go away from us. 10 This is what the Lord has said about this people: Even so they have been glad to go from the right way; they have not kept their feet from wandering, so the Lord has no pleasure in them; now he will keep their wrongdoing in mind and send punishment for their sins.


Cross References

Isaiah 59:1

Truly, the Lord's hand has not become short, so that he is unable to give salvation; and his ear is not shut from hearing:

Isaiah 63:19

We have become as those who were never ruled by you, on whom your name was not named.

Jeremiah 15:16

But to me your word is a joy, making my heart glad; for I am named by your name, O Lord God of armies.

Numbers 11:23

And the Lord said to Moses, Has the Lord's hand become short? Now you will see if my word comes true for you or not.

Psalm 46:5

God has taken his place in her; she will not be moved: he will come to her help at the dawn of morning.

Exodus 29:45-46

Among the children of Israel I will make my living-place, and I will be their God.

Leviticus 26:11-12

And I will put my holy House among you, and my soul will not be turned away from you in disgust.

Numbers 14:15-16

Now if you put to death all this people as one man, then the nations who have had word of your glory will say,

Deuteronomy 23:14

For the Lord your God is walking among your tents, to keep you safe and to give up into your hands those who are fighting against you; then let your tents be holy, so that he may see no unclean thing among you, and be turned away from you

1 Samuel 12:22

For the Lord will not give his people up, because of the honour of his name; for it was the Lord's pleasure to make of you a people for himself.

Psalm 27:9

Let not your face be covered from me; do not put away your servant in wrath; you have been my help: do not give me up or take your support from me, O God of my salvation.

Psalm 44:23-26

Why are you sleeping, O Lord? awake! and come to our help, do not give us up for ever.

Isaiah 12:6

Let your voice be sounding in a cry of joy, O daughter of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel among you.

Isaiah 50:1-2

This is the word of the Lord: Where is the statement which I gave your mother when I put her away? or to which of my creditors have I given you for money? It was for your sins that you were given into the hands of others, and for your evil-doing was your mother put away.

Isaiah 51:9

Awake! awake! put on strength, O arm of the Lord, awake! as in the old days, in the generations long past. Was it not by you that Rahab was cut in two, and the dragon Wounded?

Jeremiah 8:19

The voice of the cry of the daughter of my people comes from a far land: Is the Lord not in Zion? is not her King in her? Why have they made me angry with their images and their strange gods which are no gods?

Daniel 9:18-19

O my God, let your ear be turned and give hearing; let your eyes be open and see how we have been made waste and the town which is named by your name: for we are not offering our prayers before you because of our righteousness, but because of your great mercies.

Zechariah 2:5

For I, says the Lord, will be a wall of fire round about her, and I will be the glory inside her.

2 Corinthians 6:16

And what agreement has the house of God with images? for we are a house of the living God; even as God has said, I will be living among them, and walking with them; and I will be their God, and they will be my people.

Hebrews 13:5

Be free from the love of money and pleased with the things which you have; for he himself has said, I will be with you at all times.

Revelation 21:3

And there came to my ears a great voice out of the high seat, saying, See, the Tent of God is with men, and he will make his living-place with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them, and be their God.

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