Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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
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 She that has borne seven languishes: she has breathed her last; her sun has gone down while it was yet day: she has been ashamed and confounded: and the rest of them will I deliver to the sword before their enemies, says the LORD. 10 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. 11 The LORD said, Verily it shall be well with your remnant; verily I will cause the enemy to treat you well in the time of evil and in the time of affliction.


Cross References

Exodus 22:25

If you lend money to any of my people who is poor among you, you shall not be to him as a lender, neither shall you charge him interest.

Psalm 15:5

He that puts not out his money at interest, nor takes reward against the innocent. He that does these things shall never be moved.

Jeremiah 1:18-19

For, behold, I have made you this day a fenced city, and an iron pillar, and bronze walls against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, against its princes, against its priests, and against the people of the land.

Jeremiah 15:20

And I will make you unto this people a fortified bronze wall: and they shall fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you: for I am with you to save you and to deliver you, says the LORD.

Jeremiah 20:7-8

O LORD, you have deceived me, and I was deceived: you are stronger than I, and have prevailed: I am in derision daily, everyone mocks me.

Leviticus 25:36

Take you no interest from him, or profit: but fear your God; that your brother may live with you.

Deuteronomy 23:19-20

You shall not charge interest to your brother; interest on money, interest on food, interest on anything that is lent for interest:

1 Kings 18:17-18

And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Are you he that troubles Israel?

1 Kings 21:20

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

1 Kings 22:8

And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may inquire of the LORD: but I hate him; for he does not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.

Nehemiah 5:1-6

And there was a great cry of the people and of their wives against their brethren the Jews.

Job 3:1-26

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

Psalm 109:28

Let them curse, but you bless: when they arise, let them be ashamed; but let your servant rejoice.

Psalm 120:5-6

Woe is me, that I sojourn in Meshech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!

Proverbs 26:2

As the bird by flitting, as the swallow by flying, so the curse without cause shall not alight.

Jeremiah 20:14-18

Cursed be the day on which I was born: let not the day on which my mother bore me be blessed.

Ezekiel 2:6-7

And you, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns are with you, and you do dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.

Ezekiel 3:7-9

But the house of Israel will not hearken unto you; for they will not hearken unto me: for all the house of Israel are impudent and hard-hearted.

Matthew 5:44

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them who despitefully use you, and persecute you;

Matthew 10:21-23

And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.

Matthew 24:9

Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and you shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.

Luke 2:34

And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;

Luke 6:22

Blessed are you, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.

Acts 16:20-22

And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city,

Acts 17:6-8

And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come here also;

Acts 19:8-9

And he went into the synagogue, and spoke boldly for the space of three months, arguing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.

Acts 19:25-28

Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, you know that by this craft we have our wealth.

Acts 28:22

But we desire to hear of you what you think: for as concerning this sect, we know that everywhere it is spoken against.

1 Corinthians 4:9-13

For I think that God has set forth us the apostles last, as appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.

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