Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

For this is what the LORD says to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, "Break up your unplowed ground, and don't sow among thorns.

New American Standard Bible

For thus says the LORD to the men of Judah and to Jerusalem, "Break up your fallow ground, And do not sow among thorns.

King James Version

For thus saith the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.

Holman Bible

For this is what the Lord says to the men of Judah and Jerusalem:Break up the unplowed ground;
do not sow among the thorns.

American Standard Version

For thus saith Jehovah to the men of Judah and to Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.

Amplified

For thus says the Lord to the men of Judah and to Jerusalem: Break up your ground left uncultivated for a season, so that you may not sow among thorns.

Bible in Basic English

For this is what the Lord says to the men of Judah and to Jerusalem: Get your unworked land ploughed up, do not put in your seeds among thorns.

Darby Translation

For thus saith Jehovah to the men of Judah and Jerusalem: Break up for you a fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For thus has the LORD said to every man of Judah and of Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and do not sow among thorns.

Julia Smith Translation

For thus said Jehovah to the men of Judah and to Jerusalem, Break up to you the fallow ground, and ye shall not sow to thorns.

King James 2000

For thus says the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For thus says Yahweh to the men of Judah and to Jerusalem, "Break up for yourselves prepared virgin soil, and you must not sow among thornbushes.

Modern King James verseion

For so says Jehovah to the men of Judah and to Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and do not sow among thorns.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For thus sayeth the LORD, to all Judah and Jerusalem, "Plow your land, and sow not among the thorns.

NET Bible

Yes, the Lord has this to say to the people of Judah and Jerusalem: "Like a farmer breaking up hard unplowed ground, you must break your rebellious will and make a new beginning; just as a farmer must clear away thorns lest the seed is wasted, you must get rid of the sin that is ruining your lives.

New Heart English Bible

For thus says the LORD to the men of Judah and to Jerusalem, "Break up your fallow ground, and do not sow among thorns.

The Emphasized Bible

For thus saith Yahweh Unto the men of Judah and unto Jerusalem, Till ye the untilled ground, - And do not sow among thorns.

Webster

For thus saith the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.

World English Bible

For thus says Yahweh to the men of Judah and to Jerusalem, "Break up your fallow ground, and don't sow among thorns.

Youngs Literal Translation

For thus said Jehovah, To the man of Judah, and to Jerusalem: Till for yourselves tillage, And do not sow unto the thorns.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
the Lord

Usage: 0

to the men
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

of Judah
יהוּדה 
Y@huwdah 
Usage: 648

and Jerusalem
ירוּשׁלים ירוּשׁלם 
Y@ruwshalaim 
Usage: 642

Break up
ניר 
Niyr 
break up
Usage: 2

נר ניר 
Niyr 
Usage: 4

and sow
זרע 
Zara` 
Usage: 56

References

Context Readings

A Call For Repentance

2 If you swear, "as surely as the LORD lives,' in truth, in justice, and in righteousness, then nations will be blessed by him, and in him they will boast." 3 For this is what the LORD says to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, "Break up your unplowed ground, and don't sow among thorns. 4 Circumcise yourselves to the LORD and remove the foreskin of your heart, you men of Judah and residents of Jerusalem, or else my wrath will break out like fire and burn with no one to put it out, because of your evil deeds."



Cross References

Hosea 10:12

Sow in righteousness in your own interest, reap in gracious love, break up your own unprepared ground; It is now time to inquire of the LORD, until he comes to pour out righteousness for you.

Matthew 13:7

Other seeds fell among thorn bushes, and the thorn bushes grew higher and choked them out.

Matthew 13:22

As for what was sown among the thorn bushes, this is the person who hears the word, but the worries of life and the deceitful pleasures of wealth choke the word so that it can't produce a crop.

Mark 4:7

Others fell among thorn bushes, and the thorn bushes came up and choked them out, and they didn't produce anything.

Luke 8:7

Others fell among thorn bushes, and the thorn bushes grew with them and choked them.

Luke 8:14

The ones that fell among the thorn bushes are the people who listen, but as they go on their way they are choked by the worries, wealth, and pleasures of life, and their fruit doesn't mature.

Genesis 3:18

It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you'll eat the plants from the meadows.

Mark 4:18-19

Still others are like the seeds sown among the thorn bushes. These are the people who hear the word,

Galatians 6:7-8

Stop being deceived; God is not to be ridiculed. A person harvests whatever he plants:

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