Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

How can thou say, I am not defiled; I have not gone after the Baalim? See thy way in the valley. Know what thou have done, a swift dromedary traversing her ways,

New American Standard Bible

"How can you say, 'I am not defiled, I have not gone after the Baals'? Look at your way in the valley! Know what you have done! You are a swift young camel entangling her ways,

King James Version

How canst thou say, I am not polluted, I have not gone after Baalim? see thy way in the valley, know what thou hast done: thou art a swift dromedary traversing her ways;

Holman Bible

How can you protest: I am not defiled; I have not followed the Baals? Look at your behavior in the valley; acknowledge what you have done. [You are] a swift young camel twisting and turning on her way,

International Standard Version

"How can you say, "I'm not defiled. I haven't gone after the Baals.'? Look at what you've done in the valley. Know what you have done. You are a swift young camel galloping aimlessly;

American Standard Version

How canst thou say, I am not defiled, I have not gone after the Baalim? see thy way in the valley, know what thou hast done: thou art a swift dromedary traversing her ways;

Amplified

How can you say, I am not defiled; I have not gone after the Baals [other gods]? Look at your way in the valley; know what you have done. You are a restive young female camel [in the uncontrollable violence of her brute passion eagerly] running hither and thither,

Bible in Basic English

How are you able to say, I am not unclean, I have not gone after the Baals? see your way in the valley, be clear about what you have done: you are a quick-footed camel twisting her way in and out;

Darby Translation

How sayest thou, I am not defiled, I have not gone after the Baals? See thy way in the valley, acknowledge what thou hast done a swift dromedary traversing her ways!

Jubilee 2000 Bible

How canst thou say, I am not polluted, I have not gone after Baalim? See thy way in the valley, know what thou hast done: thou art a swift dromedary traversing her ways;

Julia Smith Translation

How wilt thou say, I was not defiled? I went not after the Baalims? See thy way in the valley, know what thou didst; a young she camel entangling her ways;

King James 2000

How can you say, I am not polluted, I have not gone after Baalim? see your way in the valley, know what you have done: you are a swift dromedary traversing her ways;

Lexham Expanded Bible

"How can you say, 'I have not defiled myself, I have not gone after the Baals?' Look at your way in the valley, know what you have done. [You are] a young she-camel, interweaving her ways.

Modern King James verseion

How can you say, I am not defiled; I have not gone after the Baals? See your way in the valley, know what you have done! You are a swift camel crossing its ways;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Say not now, 'I am not unclean, and I have not followed Baal.' Look upon thy own ways in the woods, valleys and dens: so shalt thou know, what thou hast done. Thou art like a swift Dromedary that goeth easily his way:

NET Bible

"How can you say, 'I have not made myself unclean. I have not paid allegiance to the gods called Baal.' Just look at the way you have behaved in the Valley of Hinnom! Think about the things you have done there! You are like a flighty, young female camel that rushes here and there, crisscrossing its path.

New Heart English Bible

"How can you say, 'I am not defiled. I have not gone after the Baals'? See your way in the valley. Know what you have done. You are a swift dromedary traversing her ways;

The Emphasized Bible

How canst thou say, I have not defiled myself, After the Baalim, have I not gone? See thy way, in the valley, Own what thou hast done, - A nimble young she-camel, crossing her own ways;

Webster

How canst thou say, I am not polluted, I have not gone after Baalim? see thy way in the valley, know what thou hast done: thou art a swift dromedary traversing her ways;

World English Bible

"How can you say, 'I am not defiled. I have not gone after the Baals'? See your way in the valley. Know what you have done. [You are] a swift dromedary traversing her ways;

Youngs Literal Translation

How sayest thou, 'I have not been defiled, After the Baalim I have not gone?' See thy way in a valley, know what thou hast done, A swift dromedary winding her ways,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I am not polluted
טמא 
Tame' 
Usage: 162

I have not gone
הלך 
Halak 
go, walk, come, ...away, ...along,
Usage: 1545

אחר 
'achar 
Usage: 488

בּעל 
Ba`al 
Usage: 81

ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

in the valley
גּי גּיא 
Gay' 
Usage: 60

thou art a swift
קל 
Qal 
Usage: 13

בּכרה 
Bikrah 
Usage: 1

שׂרך 
Sarak 
Usage: 1

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

Consequences Of Apostasy

22 For though thou wash thee with lye, and take thee much soap, yet thine iniquity is marked before me, says lord LORD. 23 How can thou say, I am not defiled; I have not gone after the Baalim? See thy way in the valley. Know what thou have done, a swift dromedary traversing her ways, 24 a wild donkey used to the wilderness, that sniffs up the wind in her desire. In her time of estrus who can turn her away? All those who seek her will not weary themselves. In her month they shall find her.



Cross References

Jeremiah 7:31

And they have built the high places of Topheth, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire, which I did not command, nor did it come into my mind.

Proverbs 30:12

There is a generation who are pure in their own eyes, and [yet] are not washed from their filthiness.

Genesis 3:12-13

And the man said, The woman whom thou gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.

1 Samuel 15:13-14

And Samuel came to Saul. And Saul said to him, Blessed be thou of LORD. I have performed the commandment of LORD.

Esther 8:16

The Jews had light and gladness, and joy and honor.

Psalm 36:2

For he flatters himself in his own eyes, that his iniquity will not be found out and be hated.

Psalm 50:21

These things thou have done, and I kept silence. Thou thought that I was altogether such a one as thyself. [But] I will reprove thee, and set [them] in order before thine eyes.

Proverbs 28:13

He who covers his transgressions shall not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them shall obtain mercy.

Proverbs 30:20

So is the way of an adulterous woman: She eats, and wipes her mouth, and says, I have done no iniquity.

Isaiah 57:5-6

ye who inflame yourselves among the oaks, under every green tree, who kill the children in the valleys, under the clefts of the rocks?

Jeremiah 2:33-35

How thou trim thy way to seek love! Therefore even the wicked women thou have taught thy ways.

Jeremiah 9:14

but have walked after the stubbornness of their own heart, and after the Baalim, which their fathers taught them.

Jeremiah 31:22

How long will thou go here and there, O thou backsliding daughter? For LORD has created a new thing in the earth: a woman shall encompass a man.

Ezekiel 16:1-63

Again the word of LORD came to me, saying,

Ezekiel 23:1-49

The word of LORD came again to me, saying,

Luke 10:29

But he, wanting to justify himself, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbor?

Romans 3:19

Now we know that as many things as the law says, it says to those in the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become accountable to God.

1 John 1:8-10

If we say that we have no sin, we lead ourselves astray, and the truth is not in us.

Revelation 3:17-18

Because thou say, I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing, and do not know that thou are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked.



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