Parallel Verses

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!

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!

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!”

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.

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 Hope of Israel, its deliverer in time of trouble, why are you like a stranger in the land, like a traveler who sets up his tent for a night? 9 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! 10 This is what the LORD says to these people: "Yes, they do love to wander, and they haven't restrained their feet. So the LORD won't accept them now. He will remember their iniquity and punish their sin."


Cross References

Isaiah 59:1

"See, the LORD's hand is not too short to save, nor are his ears too dull to hear.

Isaiah 63:19

For a long time we have been those you do not rule, those who are not called by your name.

Jeremiah 15:16

Your words were found, and I consumed them. Your words were joy and my hearts delight, because I bear your name, LORD God of the Heavenly Armies.

Numbers 11:23

But the LORD responded to Moses, "Is the LORD short on power? You're now going to witness whether what I say will come to pass or not."

Psalm 46:5

Since God is in her midst, she will not be shaken. God will help her at the break of dawn.

Exodus 29:45-46

I'll live among the Israelis, and I'll be their God.

Leviticus 26:11-12

I'll set up my tent in your midst and I won't loathe you.

Numbers 14:15-16

But if you slaughter this people all at the same time, then the nations who heard about your fame will say,

Deuteronomy 23:14

For the LORD your God is on the move within your camp to deliver you and to hand your enemies over to you. Therefore your camp must be holy so that he will not see anything indecent among you and turn away from you."

1 Samuel 12:22

Indeed, the LORD won't abandon His people for the sake of His great name, for the LORD desires to make you a people for himself.

Psalm 27:9

Do not hide your face from me; do not turn away in anger from your servant. You have been my help, therefore do not abandon or forsake me, God of my salvation.

Psalm 44:23-26

Wake up! Why are you asleep, Lord? Get up! Don't cast us off forever!

Isaiah 12:6

Shout aloud, and sing for joy, you who live in Zion, because great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel."

Isaiah 50:1-2

This is what the LORD says: "Where is your mother's certificate of divorce with which I sent her away? Or to which of my creditors did I sell you? Look! It's because of your sins that you were sold, and because of your transgressions that your mother was sent away.

Isaiah 51:9

"Awake! Awake! Clothe yourself with strength, you arm of the LORD! Awake, as in days gone by, as in generations of long ago. Was it not you who split apart Rehob, who pierced that sea monster through?

Jeremiah 8:19

Listen! My people cry from a distant land: "Is the LORD no longer in Zion? Is her king no longer there?" "Why did they provoke me to anger with their images, with their worthless foreign gods?"

Daniel 9:18-19

Turn your ear and listen, O God. Open your eyes and look at our desolation and at the city that is called by your name. We're not presenting our requests before you because of our righteousness, but because of your great compassion.

Zechariah 2:5

I myself will be an encircling rampart of fire,' declares the LORD, "and I will be the glory in her midst.'

2 Corinthians 6:16

What agreement can a temple of God make with idols? For we are the temple of the living God, just as God said: "I will live and walk among them. I will be their God, and they will be my people."

Hebrews 13:5

Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have, for God has said, "I will never leave you or abandon you."

Revelation 21:3

I heard a loud voice from the throne say, "See, the tent of God is among humans! He will make his home with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them, and he will be their God.

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