Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Why dost thou trim thy way to seek love? therefore thou hast also taught the wicked ones thy ways.

New American Standard Bible

"How well you prepare your way To seek love! Therefore even the wicked women You have taught your ways.

King James Version

Why trimmest thou thy way to seek love? therefore hast thou also taught the wicked ones thy ways.

Holman Bible

How skillfully you pursue love;
you also teach evil women your ways.

International Standard Version

How well you perfect your techniques for seeking love. Therefore you can teach even the most immoral women your techniques.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

How trimmest thou thy way to seek love! therefore even the wicked women hast thou taught thy ways.

Amplified

How you deck yourself and direct your way to procure [adulterous] love! Because of it even wicked women have learned [indecent] ways from you.

Bible in Basic English

With what care are your ways ordered when you are looking for love! so ... your ways.

Darby Translation

How dost thou trim thy way to seek love! Therefore hast thou also accustomed thy ways to wickedness.

Julia Smith Translation

How wilt thou make good thy way to seek love? for this also thou didst teach the evil ones thy ways.

King James 2000

Why beautify your way to seek love? therefore have you also taught the wicked ones your ways.

Lexham Expanded Bible

How well you do [on] your way to seek love! {Therefore} even [to] the wicked [woman] you can teach your ways.

Modern King James verseion

Why did you trim your way to seek love? Therefore you have also taught the evil women your ways.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Why boastest thou thy ways so highly, to obtain favour therethrough, when thou hast yet stained them with blasphemies?

NET Bible

"My, how good you have become at chasing after your lovers! Why, you could even teach prostitutes a thing or two!

New Heart English Bible

How well you prepare your way to seek love. Therefore you have taught even the wicked women your ways.

The Emphasized Bible

How thou dost make winsome thy way, to seek love! Therefore, even unto wicked women, hast thou taught thy ways.

Webster

Why trimmest thou thy way to seek love? therefore hast thou also taught the wicked ones thy ways.

World English Bible

How well you prepare your way to seek love! Therefore you have taught even the wicked women your ways.

Youngs Literal Translation

What -- dost thou make pleasing thy ways to seek love? Therefore even the wicked thou hast taught thy ways.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יטב 
Yatab 
Usage: 115

thou thy way
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

אהבה 
'ahabah 
Usage: 36

References

Context Readings

Israel Deserves To Be Punished

32 Shall the virgin, perchance, forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my people have forgotten me days without number. 33 Why dost thou trim thy way to seek love? therefore thou hast also taught the wicked ones thy ways. 34 Even in thy skirts is found the blood of the souls of the poor innocents; thou didst not find them in any trespass, but by all these things.



Cross References

2 Chronicles 33:9

So Manasseh deceived Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to do more evil than the Gentiles, whom the LORD had destroyed before the sons of Israel.

Isaiah 57:7-10

Upon the lofty and high mountain thou hast set thy bed: even there thou didst go up to offer sacrifice.

Jeremiah 2:23

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;

Jeremiah 2:36

Why dost thou talk so much, changing thy ways? Thou shalt also be ashamed of Egypt, as thou wast ashamed of Assyria.

Jeremiah 3:1-2

They say, If a man puts away his wife and she goes from him and becomes another man's, shall he return unto her again? Is she not a land that is now completely polluted? but thou hast played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again to me, said the LORD.

Ezekiel 16:27

Behold, therefore I have stretched out my hand over thee and have diminished thy liberty and delivered thee unto the will of those that hate thee, the daughters of the Philistines, who are ashamed of thy lewd way.

Ezekiel 16:47

Yet thou hast not walked after their ways, nor done after their abominations; but, as if that were a very little thing, thou wast corrupted more than they in all thy ways.

Ezekiel 16:51-52

Neither has Samaria committed half of thy sins, but thou hast multiplied thy abominations more than they and hast justified thy sisters with all thy abominations which thou hast done.

Hosea 2:5-7

For their mother has played the harlot; she that conceived them has been shamed; for she said, I will go after my lovers that give me my bread and my water, my wool and my flax, my oil and my drink.

Hosea 2:13

And I will visit upon her the times of the Baals, unto whom she burned incense, and she adorned herself with her earrings and her jewels, and she went after her lovers, oblivious of me, saith the LORD.

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