Parallel Verses

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.

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 to me, my mother, that you have given birth to me
To be a man of strife and a man of contention to all the earth!
I have not loaned, nor have men lent money 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.

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."

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
Woe
אוי 
'owy 
Usage: 24

is me, my mother
אם 
'em 
Usage: 220

that thou hast borne
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

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Smith

Context Readings

Jeremiah's Lament And Yahweh's Response

9 Languisheth! she who had given birth to seven, She hath breathed out her life Her sun hath gone in, while yet it was day, She hath turned pale and hath turned red, - And the remnant of them, to the sword, will I deliver before their enemies, Declareth Yahweh. 10 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. 11 Said Yahweh, - Verily, I will loose thee, for good! Verily, I will intercede for thee In the time of calamity, and In the time of distress with the enemy!


Cross References

Exodus 22:25

If, silver, thou wilt lend unto my people - unto the humbled one by thee, thou shalt not be to him like one that lendeth on interest, - thou shalt not lay upon him interest.

Psalm 15:5

His silver, hath he not put out on interest, nor, a bribe against the innocent, hath he taken. He that doeth these things, shall not be shaken unto times age-abiding.

Jeremiah 1:18-19

I, therefore - lo! I have set thee to-day as a fortified city, and as a pillar of iron and as walls of bronze, over all the land, - against the kings of Judah, against her princes, against her priests and against the people of the land.

Jeremiah 15:20

So will I make thee to this people a wall of bronze, fortified, When they fight against thee, they shall not prevail against thee, - For with thee, am, I, to save thee and to deliver thee, Declareth Yahweh;

Jeremiah 20:7-8

Thou didst persuade me, O Yahweh and I was persuaded, Thou didst lay firm hold on me and didst prevail, - I am become a mockery, all the day, Every one, is laughing at me.

Leviticus 25:36

Do not accept from him interest or profit, but stand thou in awe of thy God, - so shall thy brother live with thee.

Deuteronomy 23:19-20

Thou shalt not lend on interest to thy brother, interest of silver, interest of food, - interest of any thing that can be lent on interest:

1 Kings 18:17-18

And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Now, art, thou, troubling Israel?

1 Kings 21:20

Then said Ahab unto Elijah, Hast thou found me, O mine enemy? And he said: I have found thee ! Because thou hast sold thyself to do the thing that is wicked in the eyes of Yahweh,

1 Kings 22:8

And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, Besides, is a certain man, by whom we might seek Yahweh, but, I, hate him, for he is never moved to prophesy concerning me anything good, only evil, Micaiah, son of Imlah. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.

Nehemiah 5:1-6

Then came there to be a great outcry of the people and their wives, - against their brethren the Jews.

Job 3:1-26

After this, opened Job his mouth, and cursed his day.

Psalm 109:28

They, may curse if, thou, wilt bless, - Mine assailants, shall be ashamed, but, thy servant, shall rejoice;

Psalm 120:5-6

Woe is me, That I sojourn in Meshek, - That I abide near the tents of Kedar!

Proverbs 26:2

As a sparrow in wandering, as a swallow in flying, so, a causeless curse, shall not alight.

Jeremiah 20:14-18

Accursed, be the day on which I was born, - The day when my mother bare me, let it not be blessed!

Ezekiel 2:6-7

But thou son of man Be not afraid of them Nor of their words, be afraid Though thorns and thistles are about thee, And amongst prickly plants, thou dost dwell, Of their words, be not afraid nor At their faces, be thou dismayed, For a perverse house, they are!

Ezekiel 3:7-9

But the house of Israel will not be willing to hearken unto thee, for they are not willing to hearken unto me, - for all the house of Israel are bold of forehead and hard of heart.

Matthew 5:44

But, I, say unto you, Be loving your enemies, and praying for them who are persecuting you:

Matthew 10:21-23

And, brother, will deliver up, brother, unto death, and, father, child, - and, children, will rise up, against parents, and will put them to death.

Matthew 24:9

Then, will they deliver you up into tribulation, and will slay you, - and ye will be men hated by all the nations, because of my name

Luke 2:34

And Symeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother - Lo! this one, is being set for the falling and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign to be spoken against;

Luke 6:22

Happy, are ye, whensoever men shall hate you, and whensoever they shall separate you, and reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man:

Acts 16:20-22

and, leading them forward unto the magistrates, said - These men, are exceedingly troubling our city, they, being Jews,

Acts 17:6-8

and, not finding them, they began dragging Jason and certain brethren unto the city-rulers, shouting - They who have thrown the inhabited earth into confusion, the same, hither also, are come, -

Acts 19:8-9

And, entering into the synagogue, he was speaking boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading concerning the kingdom of God.

Acts 19:25-28

gathering whom together, and them who in such things wrought, he said - Men! ye well know that, by this business, we have our prosperity;

Acts 28:22

But we deem it well, that, from thee, we should hear what are thine opinions; for, indeed, concerning this sect, it is, known to us, that, everywhere, is it spoken against.

1 Corinthians 4:9-13

For I think that, God, hath set forth, us the apostles, to be last of all, as men devoted to death, - in that, a spectacle, have we been made, unto the world, - both unto messengers and unto men.

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