Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

In vain have I smitten your children: they received no correction. Your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

New American Standard Bible

"In vain I have struck your sons; They accepted no chastening Your sword has devoured your prophets Like a destroying lion.

King James Version

In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

Holman Bible

I have struck down your children in vain;
they would not accept discipline.
Your own sword has devoured your prophets
like a ravaging lion.

International Standard Version

"I've punished your children with no results, they have accepted no discipline. Your sword has devoured your prophets like a destroying lion."

A Conservative Version

In vain I have smitten your sons. They received no correction. Your own sword has devoured your prophets like a destroying lion.

American Standard Version

In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

Amplified

In vain have I stricken your children (your people); they received no discipline (no correction). Your own sword devoured your prophets like a destroying lion.

Bible in Basic English

I gave your children blows to no purpose; they got no good from training: your sword has been the destruction of your prophets, like a death-giving lion.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

I have smitten your children in vain; they have received no correction; your own sword has devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

Julia Smith Translation

In vain did I strike your sons; they received no instruction: your sword consumed the prophets as a lion destroying.

King James 2000

In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword has devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"For {in vain} I have struck your children. They accepted no discipline. Your sword devoured your prophets, like a ravening lion.

Modern King James verseion

In vain I have stricken your sons; they received no correction. Your own sword has devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

It is but lost labour, that I smite your children, for they receive not my correction. Your own sword destroyeth your prophets, like a devouring lion.

NET Bible

"It did no good for me to punish your people. They did not respond to such correction. You slaughtered your prophets like a voracious lion."

New Heart English Bible

"I have struck your children in vain. They received no correction. Your own sword has devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

The Emphasized Bible

In vain, have I smitten your children, Correction, have they not accepted, - Your sword hath devoured your prophets, as a lion that destroyeth.

Webster

In vain have I smitten your children; they have received no correction: your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

World English Bible

"I have struck your children in vain. They received no correction. Your own sword has devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

Youngs Literal Translation

In vain I have smitten your sons, Instruction they have not accepted, Devoured hath your sword your prophets, As a destroying lion.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
In vain
שׁו שׁואo 
Shav' 
Usage: 53

נכה 
Nakah 
Usage: 501

לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

חרב 
Chereb 
Usage: 413

אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

נביא 
Nabiy' 
Usage: 315

שׁחת 
Shachath 
Usage: 146

References

Easton

Hastings

Sin

Context Readings

Israel Deserves To Be Punished

29 Wherefore would ye contend with me? Ye all have transgressed against me, saith Jehovah. 30 In vain have I smitten your children: they received no correction. Your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion. 31 O generation, mark ye the word of Jehovah. Have I been a wilderness unto Israel, or a land of thick darkness? Wherefore say my people, We have dominion; we will come no more unto thee?



Cross References

Nehemiah 9:26

But they were disobedient, and rebelled against thee, and cast thy law behind their backs, and slew thy prophets who testified against them to turn them to thee, and they wrought great provocations.

1 Thessalonians 2:15

who have both slain the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and have driven us out by persecution, and do not please God, and are against all men,

Isaiah 1:5

Why should ye be smitten any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.

Jeremiah 5:3

Jehovah, are not thine eyes upon fidelity? Thou hast smitten them, but they are not sore; thou hast consumed them, they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.

Acts 7:52

Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain those who announced beforehand concerning the coming of the Just One, of whom ye have now become deliverers up and murderers!

Isaiah 9:13

But the people turneth not unto him that smiteth them, and they do not seek Jehovah of hosts.

Jeremiah 7:28

And thou shalt say unto them, This is the nation which hath not hearkened unto the voice of Jehovah their God, nor received correction; fidelity is perished, and is cut off from their mouth.

Jeremiah 26:20-24

And there was also a man that prophesied in the name of Jehovah, Urijah the son of Shemaiah of Kirjath-jearim: and he prophesied against this city and against this land according to all the words of Jeremiah;

1 Kings 19:10

And he said, I have been very jealous for Jehovah the God of hosts; for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I am left, I alone, and they seek my life, to take it away.

1 Kings 19:14

And he said, I have been very jealous for Jehovah the God of hosts; for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I am left, I alone, and they seek my life, to take it away.

2 Chronicles 24:21

And they conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at the command of the king in the court of the house of Jehovah.

2 Chronicles 28:22

And in the time of his trouble he transgressed yet more against Jehovah, this king Ahaz.

2 Chronicles 36:16

But they mocked at the messengers of God, and despised his words, and scoffed at his prophets, until the fury of Jehovah rose against his people, and there was no remedy.

Jeremiah 6:29-30

The bellows are burned, the lead is consumed by the fire; they have melted, and melted in vain; and the bad are not plucked away.

Jeremiah 31:18

I have indeed heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus: Thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised as a bullock not trained: turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou art Jehovah my God.

Ezekiel 24:13

In thy filthiness is lewdness, for I have purged thee, and thou art not pure. Thou shalt no more be purged from thy filthiness, till I have satisfied my fury upon thee.

Zephaniah 3:2

She hearkened not to the voice; she received not correction; she confided not in Jehovah; she drew not near her God.

Matthew 21:35-36

And the husbandmen took his bondmen, and beat one, killed another, and stoned another.

Matthew 23:29

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets and adorn the tombs of the just,

Matthew 23:34-37

Therefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes; and some of them ye will kill and crucify, and some of them ye will scourge in your synagogues, and will persecute from city to city;

Mark 12:2-8

And he sent a bondman to the husbandmen at the season, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard.

Luke 11:47-51

Woe unto you, for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, but your fathers killed them.

Luke 13:33-34

but I must needs walk to-day and to-morrow and the day following, for it must not be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.

Revelation 9:20-21

And the rest of men who were not killed with these plagues repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and the golden and silver and brazen and stone and wooden idols, which can neither see nor hear nor walk.

Revelation 16:9

And the men were burnt with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, who had authority over these plagues, and did not repent to give him glory.

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