Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Why was my pain perpetual and my wound incurable, which refuses to be healed? Wilt thou be altogether unto me as a liar and as waters that fail?

New American Standard Bible

Why has my pain been perpetual And my wound incurable, refusing to be healed? Will You indeed be to me like a deceptive stream With water that is unreliable?

King James Version

Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuseth to be healed? wilt thou be altogether unto me as a liar, and as waters that fail?

Holman Bible

Why has my pain become unending,
my wound incurable,
refusing to be healed?
You truly have become like a mirage to me—
water that is not reliable.

International Standard Version

Why is my pain unending and my wound incurable, refusing to be healed? You are like a deceptive brook, whose waters cannot be depended on.

A Conservative Version

Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuses to be healed? Will thou indeed be to me as a deceitful [brook], as waters that fail?

American Standard Version

Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuseth to be healed? wilt thou indeed be unto me as a deceitful brook , as waters that fail?

Amplified

Why is my pain perpetual and my wound incurable, refusing to be healed? Will you indeed be to me like a deceitful brook, like waters that fail and are uncertain?

Bible in Basic English

Why is my pain unending and my wound without hope of being made well? Sorrow is mine, for you are to me as a stream offering false hope and as waters which are not certain.

Darby Translation

Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable? It refuseth to be healed. Wilt thou be altogether unto me as a treacherous spring, as waters that fail?

Julia Smith Translation

Wherefore was my pain everlasting and my blow incurable, refusing to be healed? Being, wilt thou be to me as falsehood, the waters were not faithful?

King James 2000

Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuses to be healed? will you be altogether unto me as a deceitful brook, and as waters that fail?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Why is my pain endless, and my wound incurable? It refuses to become healed. Truly you are to me like a deceitful [brook], waters [that] are not trustworthy.

Modern King James verseion

Why has my pain been without end, and why is my wound incurable, refusing to be healed? You surely are to me like a deceitful brook, waters that cannot be trusted.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Shall my heaviness endure forever? Are my plagues then so great, that they may never be healed? Wilt thou be as a water that faileth, and cannot continue?"

NET Bible

Why must I continually suffer such painful anguish? Why must I endure the sting of their insults like an incurable wound? Will you let me down when I need you like a brook one goes to for water, but that cannot be relied on?"

New Heart English Bible

Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuses to be healed? Will you indeed be to me as a deceitful brook, as waters that fail?"

The Emphasized Bible

Wherefore hath my pain become perpetual? And my wound, incurable? Refuseth to be healed? Wilt thou, indeed be, to me As a brook that disappointeth, Waters that cannot be trusted?

Webster

Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuseth to be healed? wilt thou be altogether to me as a liar, and as waters that fail?

World English Bible

Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuses to be healed? will you indeed be to me as a deceitful [brook], as waters that fail?

Youngs Literal Translation

Why hath my pain been perpetual? And my wound incurable? It hath refused to be healed, Thou art surely to me as a failing stream, Waters not stedfast.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Why is my pain
כּאב 
K@'eb 
Usage: 6

נצח נצח 
Netsach 
Usage: 43

and my wound
מכּה מכּה 
Makkah 
Usage: 48

אנשׁ 
'anash 
Usage: 9

מאן 
Ma'en 
Usage: 41

to be healed
רפה רפא 
Rapha' 
Usage: 68

wilt thou be altogether unto me as a liar
אכזב 
'akzab 
Usage: 2

and as waters
מים 
Mayim 
Usage: 581

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Jeremiah's Lament And Yahweh's Response

17 I did not sit in the assembly of the mockers, nor did I become puffed up by reason of thy prophecy; I sat alone because thou hast filled me with indignation. 18 Why was my pain perpetual and my wound incurable, which refuses to be healed? Wilt thou be altogether unto me as a liar and as waters that fail? 19 Therefore thus hath the LORD said, If thou wilt return, then I will bring thee again, and thou shalt stand before me; and if thou wilt take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth; let them return unto thee, but return not thou unto them.



Cross References

Jeremiah 30:15

Why dost thou cry out for thine affliction? thy sorrow is incurable for the greatness of thine iniquity; because thy sins were increased, I have done these things unto thee.

Job 34:6

In my judgment he was a liar, my arrow wound is grievous without my having committed a transgression.

Micah 1:9

For her wound is painful, for it is come unto Judah; it is come unto the gate of my people, even to Jerusalem.

Jeremiah 14:3

And their nobles have sent their little ones to the waters: they came to the pits and found no water; they returned with their vessels empty; they were ashamed and confounded and covered their heads.

Jeremiah 30:12

For thus hath the LORD said, Thy breach is incurable, and thy sore is grievous.

Job 6:15-20

My brethren have lied to me as a brook; they passed away as an impetuous stream,

Psalm 6:3

My soul is also greatly troubled; but thou, O LORD, how long?

Psalm 13:1-3

How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

Jeremiah 1:18-19

For, behold, I have made thee this day as a defenced city and as an iron pillar and as a wall of brass upon all the earth against the kings of Judah, against its princes, against its priests, and against the people of the land.

Jeremiah 14:19

Hast thou utterly rejected Judah? Hath thy soul loathed Zion? Why didst thou cause us to be smitten when no healing remains for us? We waited for peace, and there was no good; and for the time of healing, and behold trouble!

Jeremiah 20:7

O LORD, thou hast seduced me, and I was seduced; thou wert stronger than I and hast overcome me; I am in derision daily; every one mocks me.

Lamentations 3:1-18

Aleph I am a man that sees affliction in the rod of his wrath.

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