Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

And he hath been as a naked thing in a desert, And doth not see when good cometh, And hath inhabited parched places in a wilderness, A salt land, and not inhabited.

New American Standard Bible

"For he will be like a bush in the desert And will not see when prosperity comes, But will live in stony wastes in the wilderness, A land of salt without inhabitant.

King James Version

For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited.

Holman Bible

He will be like a juniper in the Arabah;
he cannot see when good comes
but dwells in the parched places in the wilderness,
in a salt land where no one lives.

International Standard Version

He will be like a bush in the desert, and he won't see when good comes. He will dwell in parched places in the wilderness, a land of salt, without inhabitants.

A Conservative Version

For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good comes, but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, a salt land and not inhabited.

American Standard Version

For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh, but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, a salt land and not inhabited.

Amplified

For he shall be like a shrub or a person naked and destitute in the desert; and he shall not see any good come, but shall dwell in the parched places in the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land.

Bible in Basic English

For he will be like the brushwood in the upland, and will not see when good comes; but his living-place will be in the dry places in the waste land, in a salt and unpeopled land.

Darby Translation

And he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but he shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, a salt land and not inhabited.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For he shall be like the heath in the desert and shall not see when good comes, but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited.

Julia Smith Translation

And he was as ruins in the sterile region, and he shall not see when good shall come; he inherited the arid places in the desert, a salt land, and it shall not be inhabited.

King James 2000

For he shall be like the shrub in the desert, and shall not see when good comes; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land which is not inhabited.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And he will be like a juniper in the wilderness, and he will not see when good comes, and he will dwell [in the] parched places in the desert, [in] a land of salt flats, where no one lives.

Modern King James verseion

For he shall be like a juniper in the desert, and shall not see when good comes. But he shall live in the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land that is not inhabited.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He shall be like the heath that groweth in the wilderness. As for the good thing that is for to come, he shall not see it: but dwell in a dry place of the wilderness, in a salt and unoccupied land."

NET Bible

They will be like a shrub in the desert. They will not experience good things even when they happen. It will be as though they were growing in the desert, in a salt land where no one can live.

New Heart English Bible

For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good comes, but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, a salt land and not inhabited.

The Emphasized Bible

Therefore shall he become as a shrub in the waste plain, Neither shall he perceive when good cometh, But shall inhabit Parched places in a wilderness, A land of salt that cannot he dwelt in.

Webster

For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited.

World English Bible

For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good comes, but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, a salt land and not inhabited.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For he shall be like the heath
ערער 
`ar`ar 
Usage: 1

in the desert
ערבה 
`arabah 
Usage: 61

and shall not see
ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308


come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

שׁכן 
Shakan 
Usage: 128

חרר 
Charer 
Usage: 1

in the wilderness
מדבּר 
Midbar 
Usage: 271

in a salt
מלחה 
M@lechah 
Usage: 3

ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

The One Who Trusts In Humankind Contrasted With The One Who Trusts In Yahweh

5 Thus said Jehovah: Cursed is the man who doth trust in man, And hath made flesh his arm, And from Jehovah whose heart turneth. 6 And he hath been as a naked thing in a desert, And doth not see when good cometh, And hath inhabited parched places in a wilderness, A salt land, and not inhabited. 7 Blessed is the man who trusteth in Jehovah, And whose confidence hath been Jehovah.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 29:23

(with brimstone and salt is the whole land burnt, it is not sown, nor doth it shoot up, nor doth there go up on it any herb, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboim, which Jehovah overturned in His anger, and in His fury,) --

Jeremiah 48:6

Flee ye, deliver yourselves, Ye are as a naked thing in a wilderness.

Job 20:17

He looketh not on rivulets, Flowing of brooks of honey and butter.

Job 39:6

Whose house I have made the wilderness, And his dwellings the barren land,

Judges 9:45

and Abimelech hath fought against the city all that day, and captureth the city, and the people who are in it he hath slain, and he breaketh down the city, and soweth it with salt.

2 Kings 7:2

And the captain whom the king hath, by whose hand he hath been supported, answereth the man of God and saith, 'Lo, Jehovah is making windows in the heavens -- shall this thing be?' and he saith, 'Lo, thou art seeing it with thine eyes, and thereof thou dost not eat.'

2 Kings 7:19-20

and the captain answereth the man of God, and saith, 'And lo, Jehovah is making windows in the heavens -- it is according to this word?' and he saith, 'Lo, thou art seeing with thine eyes, and thereof thou dost not eat;'

Job 8:11-13

'Doth a rush wise without mire? A reed increase without water?

Job 15:30-34

He turneth not aside from darkness, His tender branch doth a flame dry up, And he turneth aside at the breath of His mouth!

Psalm 1:4

Not so the wicked: But -- as chaff that wind driveth away!

Psalm 92:7

When the wicked flourish as a herb, And blossom do all workers of iniquity -- For their being destroyed for ever and ever!

Psalm 129:6-8

They are as grass of the roofs, That before it was drawn out withereth,

Isaiah 1:30

For ye are as an oak whose leaf is fading, And as a garden that hath no water.

Ezekiel 47:11

Its miry and its marshy places -- they are not healed; to salt they have been given up.

Zephaniah 2:9

Therefore, I live, An affirmation of Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel, Surely, Moab is as Sodom, And the sons of Ammon as Gomorrah, An overrunning of nettles and salt-pits, And a desolation -- unto the age. A residue of My people do seize them, And a remnant of My nation inherit them.

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