Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Woe to me, my mother, that you have borne me As a man of strife and a man of contention to all the land! I have not lent, nor have men lent money to me, Yet everyone curses me.

King James Version

Woe is me, my mother, that thou hast borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have neither lent on usury, nor men have lent to me on usury; yet every one of them doth curse me.

Holman Bible

Woe is me, my mother, that you gave birth to me, a man who incites dispute and conflict in all the land. I did not lend or borrow, yet everyone curses me.

International Standard Version

How terrible for me, my mother, that you gave birth to me, a man of strife and contention for the whole land! I've neither lent nor borrowed, yet everyone curses me.

A Conservative Version

Woe is me, my mother, that thou have bore me, a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have not lent, nor have men lent to me, [yet] every one of them curses me.

American Standard Version

Woe is me, my mother, that thou hast borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have not lent, neither have men lent to me; yet every one of them doth curse me.

Amplified

Woe is me, my mother, that you bore me to be a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have neither loaned, nor have men loaned to me, yet everyone curses me.

Bible in Basic English

Sorrow is mine, my mother, because you have given birth to me, a cause of fighting and argument in all the earth! I have not made men my creditors and I am not in debt to any, but every one of them is cursing me.

Darby Translation

Woe is me, my mother, that thou hast borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole land! I have not lent on usury, nor have they lent to me on usury; yet every one of them doth curse me.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Woe is me, my mother, that thou hast borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have neither lent on usury, nor men have lent to me on usury; yet every one of them curses me.

Julia Smith Translation

Wo to me, my mother, for thou broughtest me forth a man of strife and a man of contention to all the earth. I lent not on interest and they lent not to me on interest: they are altogether cursing me.

King James 2000

Woe is me, my mother, that you have borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have neither lent for interest, nor men have lent to me for interest; yet everyone of them does curse me.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Woe to me, my mother, that you gave birth to me, a man of contention and quarreling {to the whole land}. I have not lent out and {I have not borrowed}. All of them [are] cursing me.

Modern King James verseion

Woe is me, my mother, that you have borne me, a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have not loaned, nor have men loaned to me; yet every one curses me.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

O mother, alas that ever thou didst bear me, an enemy and hated of the whole land: Though I never lent nor received upon usury, yet all men speak evil upon me.

NET Bible

I said, "Oh, mother, how I regret that you ever gave birth to me! I am always starting arguments and quarrels with the people of this land. I have not lent money to anyone and I have not borrowed from anyone. Yet all of these people are treating me with contempt."

New Heart English Bible

"Woe is me, my mother, that you have borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth. I have not lent, neither have men lent to me; yet everyone of them curses me."

The Emphasized Bible

Woe to me! my mother, That thou didst bear me, A man of litigation and a man of contention to all the land, - I have not lent on interest Nor have they lent on interest to me, Every one, hath treated me with contempt.

Webster

Woe is me, my mother, that thou hast borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have neither lent on usury, nor have men lent to me on usury; yet every one of them doth curse me.

World English Bible

Woe is me, my mother, that you have borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have not lent, neither have men lent to me; [yet] everyone of them does curse me.

Youngs Literal Translation

Woe to me, my mother, For thou hast borne me a man of strife, And a man of contention to all the land, I have not lent on usury, Nor have they lent on usury to me -- All of them are reviling me.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אוי 
'owy 
Usage: 24

is me, my mother
אם 
'em 
Usage: 220

ילד 
Yalad 
Usage: 497

me a man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

of strife
רב ריב 
Riyb 
Usage: 60

and a man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

מדון 
Madown 
Usage: 11

to the whole earth
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

נשׁה 
Nashah 
Usage: 12

nor men have lent to me on usury
נשׁה 
Nashah 
Usage: 12

References

Context Readings

Jeremiah's Lament And Yahweh's Response

9 "She who bore seven sons pines away; Her breathing is labored Her sun has set while it was yet day; She has been shamed and humiliated So I will give over their survivors to the sword Before their enemies," declares the LORD. 10 Woe to me, my mother, that you have borne me As a man of strife and a man of contention to all the land! I have not lent, nor have men lent money to me, Yet everyone curses me. 11 The LORD said, "Surely I will set you free for purposes of good; Surely I will cause the enemy to make supplication to you In a time of disaster and a time of distress.


Cross References

Exodus 22:25

"If you lend money to My people, to the poor among you, you are not to act as a creditor to him; you shall not charge him interest.

Psalm 15:5

He does not put out his money at interest, Nor does he take a bribe against the innocent He who does these things will never be shaken.

Jeremiah 1:18-19

"Now behold, I have made you today as a fortified city and as a pillar of iron and as walls of bronze against the whole land, to the kings of Judah, to its princes, to its priests and to the people of the land.

Jeremiah 15:20

"Then I will make you to this people A fortified wall of bronze; And though they fight against you, They will not prevail over you; For I am with you to save you And deliver you," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 20:7-8

O LORD, You have deceived me and I was deceived; You have overcome me and prevailed I have become a laughingstock all day long; Everyone mocks me.

Leviticus 25:36

'Do not take usurious interest from him, but revere your God, that your countryman may live with you.

Deuteronomy 23:19-20

"You shall not charge interest to your countrymen: interest on money, food, or anything that may be loaned at interest.

1 Kings 18:17-18

When Ahab saw Elijah, Ahab said to him, "Is this you, you troubler of Israel?"

1 Kings 21:20

Ahab said to Elijah, "Have you found me, O my enemy?" And he answered, "I have found you, because you have sold yourself to do evil in the sight of the LORD.

1 Kings 22:8

The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of the LORD, but I hate him, because he does not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. He is Micaiah son of Imlah." But Jehoshaphat said, "Let not the king say so."

Nehemiah 5:1-6

Now there was a great outcry of the people and of their wives against their Jewish brothers.

Job 3:1-26

Afterward Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth.

Psalm 109:28

Let them curse, but You bless; When they arise, they shall be ashamed, But Your servant shall be glad.

Psalm 120:5-6

Woe is me, for I sojourn in Meshech, For I dwell among the tents of Kedar!

Proverbs 26:2

Like a sparrow in its flitting, like a swallow in its flying, So a curse without cause does not alight.

Jeremiah 20:14-18

Cursed be the day when I was born; Let the day not be blessed when my mother bore me!

Ezekiel 2:6-7

"And you, son of man, neither fear them nor fear their words, though thistles and thorns are with you and you sit on scorpions; neither fear their words nor be dismayed at their presence, for they are a rebellious house.

Ezekiel 3:7-9

yet the house of Israel will not be willing to listen to you, since they are not willing to listen to Me. Surely the whole house of Israel is stubborn and obstinate.

Matthew 5:44

"But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Matthew 10:21-23

"Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death.

Matthew 24:9

"Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name.

Luke 2:34

And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary His mother, "Behold, this Child is appointed for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and for a sign to be opposed--

Luke 6:22

"Blessed are you when men hate you, and ostracize you, and insult you, and scorn your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man.

Acts 16:20-22

and when they had brought them to the chief magistrates, they said, "These men are throwing our city into confusion, being Jews,

Acts 17:6-8

When they did not find them, they began dragging Jason and some brethren before the city authorities, shouting, "These men who have upset the world have come here also;

Acts 19:8-9

And he entered the synagogue and continued speaking out boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading them about the kingdom of God.

Acts 19:25-28

these he gathered together with the workmen of similar trades, and said, "Men, you know that our prosperity depends upon this business.

Acts 28:22

"But we desire to hear from you what your views are; for concerning this sect, it is known to us that it is spoken against everywhere."

1 Corinthians 4:9-13

For, I think, God has exhibited us apostles last of all, as men condemned to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men.



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