Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

For I heard the slander of many, terror from round about Announce ye, and we will announce. Every man of my peace watching my halting: perhaps he will be persuaded, and we shall prevail against him, and we will take our vengeance of him.

New American Standard Bible

For I have heard the whispering of many,
Terror on every side!
Denounce him; yes, let us denounce him!”
All my trusted friends,
Watching for my fall, say:
“Perhaps he will be deceived, so that we may prevail against him
And take our revenge on him.”

King James Version

For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say they, and we will report it. All my familiars watched for my halting, saying, Peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.

Holman Bible

For I have heard the gossip of many people,
“Terror is on every side!
Report him; let’s report him!”
Everyone I trusted watches for my fall.
“Perhaps he will be deceived
so that we might prevail against him
and take our vengeance on him.”

International Standard Version

Indeed, I hear many people whispering, "Terror on every side. Denounce him, let's denounce him!" All my close friends watch my steps and say, "Perhaps he will be deceived, and we can prevail against him and take vengeance on him."

A Conservative Version

For I have heard the defaming of many, terror on every side. Denounce, and we will denounce him, [say] all my familiar friends, those who watch for my fall. Perhaps he will be persuaded, and we shall prevail against him, and we sha

American Standard Version

For I have heard the defaming of many, terror on every side. Denounce, and we will denounce him,'say all my familiar friends, they that watch for my fall; peradventure he will be persuaded, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.

Amplified


For I have heard the whispering and defaming words of many,
“Terror on every side!
Denounce him! Let us denounce him!”
All my familiar and trusted friends,
[Those who are] watching for my fall, say,
“Perhaps he will be persuaded and deceived; then we will overcome him,
And take our revenge on him.”

Bible in Basic English

For numbers of them say evil secretly in my hearing (there is fear on every side): they say, Come, let us give witness against him; all my nearest friends, who are watching for my fall, say, It may be that he will be taken by deceit, and we will get the better of him and give him punishment.

Darby Translation

For I have heard the defaming of many, terror on every side: Report, and we will report it. All my familiars are watching for my stumbling: Peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall prevail against him; and we shall take our revenge on him.

King James 2000

For I heard the mocking of many, fear on every side. Report, say they, and we will report it. All my friends watched for my fall, saying, Perhaps he will be deceived, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For I hear the rumor of many, "Terror [is] from all around, denounce [him], yes, let us denounce him!" {All my close friends} [are] watchers of my stumbling, [saying], "perhaps he can be persuaded, and we can prevail over him, and we can take our revenge on him."

Modern King James verseion

For I heard the slanders of many, Terror is all around! Expose! Yea, let us expose him! Every man of my peace is watching for my fall, saying, Perhaps he will be lured away, and we shall prevail over him, and we shall take our revenge on him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For why? I heard so many derisions and blasphemies, yea even of my own companions, and such as were conversant with me: which went about, to make me afraid, saying, "Upon him; let us go upon him, to fear him, and make him hold his tongue: that we may overcome him, and be avenged of him."

NET Bible

I hear many whispering words of intrigue against me. Those who would cause me terror are everywhere! They are saying, "Come on, let's publicly denounce him!" All my so-called friends are just watching for something that would lead to my downfall. They say, "Perhaps he can be enticed into slipping up, so we can prevail over him and get our revenge on him.

New Heart English Bible

For I have heard the defaming of many, terror on every side. "Denounce, and we will denounce him," say all my familiar friends, those who watch for my fall; "perhaps he will be persuaded, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him."

The Emphasized Bible

Because I have heard the whispering of many - "A terror round about!" Tell ye say they , that we may tell of him, All the men I am wont to salute do watch for my halting, - Peradventure he will be persuaded, and we shall prevail over him, and take our vengeance upon him.

Webster

For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say they, and we will report it. All my familiars watched for my halting, saying, Perhaps he will be enticed, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.

World English Bible

For I have heard the defaming of many, terror on every side. Denounce, and we will denounce him, [say] all my familiar friends, those who watch for my fall; perhaps he will be persuaded, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.

Youngs Literal Translation

For I have heard the evil report of many, Fear is round about: 'Declare, and we declare it,' All mine allies are watching for my halting, 'Perhaps he is enticed, and we prevail over him, And we take our vengeance out of him.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
the defaming
דּבּה 
Dibbah 
Usage: 9

of many
רב 
Rab 
Usage: 458

מגוּר מגור 
Magowr 
Usage: 8

on every side
סביבה סביב 
Cabiyb 
Usage: 334

נגד 
Nagad 
Usage: 370

say they, and we will report
נגד 
Nagad 
Usage: 370

it. All my familiars
אנושׁ 
'enowsh 
Usage: 42

שׁמר 
Shamar 
Usage: 468

צלעה צלע 
Tsela` 
Usage: 41

פּתה 
Pathah 
Usage: 28

and we shall prevail
יכול יכל 
Yakol 
Usage: 194

against him, and we shall take
לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

נקמה 
N@qamah 
Usage: 27

References

Context Readings

Jeremiah's Lament

9 And I said, I will not bring him to remembrance, and I will no more speak in his name. And it was in my heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was wearied to endure, and I shall not be able. 10 For I heard the slander of many, terror from round about Announce ye, and we will announce. Every man of my peace watching my halting: perhaps he will be persuaded, and we shall prevail against him, and we will take our vengeance of him. 11 And Jehovah is with me as a strong terrible one: for this, they pursuing shall be weak, and they shall not prevail; they were greatly ashamed, for they prospered not; perpetual shame shall not be forgotten.


Cross References

Psalm 31:13

For I heard the slander of many sojourning round about: in their sitting together against me they purposed to take away my soul

Psalm 41:9

Also the man of my peace whom I trusted in him, eating my bread, magnified the heel against me.

1 Kings 19:2

And Jezebel will send a messenger to Elijah, saying, Thus will God do and thus will he add that according to the time to-morrow I will set thy soul as the soul of one of them.

Isaiah 29:21

Leading a man into sin by a word, and laying snares for him doing justice in the gate, and they will turn aside the just one by vanity.

Nehemiah 6:6-13

Being written in it, It was heard in the nations, and Geshem said, Thou and the Jews are reckoning to rebel: for this thou buildest the wall, and thou to be to them for king according to these words.

Jeremiah 6:25

Thou shalt not go forth to the field, and thou shalt not go by the way; for the sword to the enemy, fear from round about.

Jeremiah 18:18

And they will say, Come, and we will purpose purposes against Jeremiah; for law shall not perish from the priest, and counsel from the wise, and the word from the prophet Come, and we will strike him with the tongue, and we will not attend to any of his words.

Luke 11:53-54

And he saying these things to them, the scribes and Pharisees began to hold on greatly, and to put questions to him of many things:

1 Kings 21:20

And Ahab will say to Elijah, Didst thou find me, O mine enemy? And he will say I found: because thou didst sell thyself to do evil in the eyes of Jehovah,

1 Kings 22:8

And the king of Israel will say to Jehoshaphat, Yet one man to seek Jehovah from him, and I hated him, for he will not prophesy good concerning me, but evil, Micaiah, son of Imlah And Jehoshaphat will say, The king shall not say thus.

1 Kings 22:27

And say, Thus said the king, Put this in the house of shutting up, and cause him to eat the bread of oppression and the waters of oppression till my coming in peace.

Job 19:19

All the men of my intimacy will abhor me, and those I loved were turned against me.

Psalm 55:13-14

And thou a man according to my estimation, my friend and my acquaintance.

Psalm 57:4

My soul is in the midst of lions: I shall lie down with the flaming, the sons of man, their teeth spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

Psalm 64:2-4

Thou wilt cover me from the consultation of evil ones; from the crowd of the workers of vanity:

Proverbs 10:18

He covering hatred with lips of falsehood, and he bringing forth slander, is foolish.

Ezekiel 22:9

Men of slander were in thee to pour forth blood: and they ate upon the mountains in thee: they did wickedness in the midst of thee.

Matthew 26:59-60

And the chief priests, and the elders, and the whole council sought false testimony against Jesus, so that they might put him to death;

Mark 6:19-28

And Herodias had a grudge against him, and desired to kill him; and could not:

Luke 12:52-53

For from now shall five be in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.

Luke 20:20

And having observed narrowly, they sent liers-in-wait, feigning themselves to be just, that they might seize upon his word, to deliver him to the beginning and authority of the leader.

Acts 5:33

And having heard, they gnashed the teeth with rage, and consulted to kill them.

Acts 6:11-15

Then they put under men, saying, That we have heard him speaking defaming words against Moses, and God.

Acts 7:54

And having heard those, they were sawn through their hearts, and they gnashed the teeth upon him.

Acts 23:12-15

And it being day, certain of the Jews having made a condition, anathematized themselves, saying, neither to eat or drink till they kill Paul.

Acts 24:1-9

And after five days the chief priest Ananias came down with the elders, and a certain orator, Tertullus, who exhibited to the leader against Paul.

Acts 24:13

Nor can they bring me forward for things they now accuse me.

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