Parallel Verses

World English Bible

Shouldn't I punish them for these things?" says Yahweh; "and shouldn't my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

New American Standard Bible

"Shall I not punish these people," declares the LORD, "And on a nation such as this Shall I not avenge Myself?

King James Version

Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD: and shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

Holman Bible

Should I not punish them for these things?
This is the Lord’s declaration.
Should I not avenge Myself
on such a nation as this?

International Standard Version

"Should I not punish them for these things?" asks the LORD, "And on a nation like this, should I not seek retribution?"

A Conservative Version

Shall I not visit for these things? says LORD. And shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

American Standard Version

Shall I not visit for these things? saith Jehovah; and shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

Amplified

Shall I not punish them for these things? says the Lord; and shall I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this?

Bible in Basic English

Am I not to give punishment for these things? says the Lord: will not my soul take payment from such a nation as this?

Darby Translation

Shall I not visit for these things? saith Jehovah, and shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Shall I not visit for these things? said the LORD; and shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

Julia Smith Translation

For these shall I not review? says Jehovah; and shalt not my soul be avenged upon a nation such as this?

King James 2000

Shall I not punish for these things? says the LORD: and shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Because of these [things] shall I not punish?" {declares} Yahweh, "and on a nation who [is] like this, shall I not take revenge?

Modern King James verseion

Shall I not judge for these things? says Jehovah. And shall not My soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Should I not correct this, sayeth the LORD? Should I not be avenged of every people, that is like unto this?

NET Bible

I will surely punish them for doing such things!" says the Lord. "I will surely bring retribution on such a nation as this!"

New Heart English Bible

Shouldn't I punish them for these things?" says the LORD; "and shouldn't my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

The Emphasized Bible

For these things, shall I not punish? Demandeth Yahweh: Yea on a nation such as this, must not my soul avenge herself?

Webster

Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD: and shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

Youngs Literal Translation

For these do I not lay a charge? An affirmation of Jehovah, And on a nation such as this, Doth not My soul avenge itself?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
נאם 
N@'um 
Usage: 376

the Lord

Usage: 0

and shall not my soul
נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

be avenged
נקם 
Naqam 
Usage: 35

on such a nation
גּי גּוי 
Gowy 
Usage: 558

References

Context Readings

An Invasion From The North

8 They were as fed horses roaming at large: everyone neighed after his neighbor's wife. 9 Shouldn't I punish them for these things?" says Yahweh; "and shouldn't my soul be avenged on such a nation as this? 10 "Go up on her walls, and destroy; but don't make a full end. Take away her branches; for they are not Yahweh's.



Cross References

Jeremiah 9:9

Shall I not visit them for these things? says Yahweh; shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

Jeremiah 5:29

"Shall I not punish for these things?" says Yahweh. "Shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

Leviticus 26:25

I will bring a sword upon you, that will execute the vengeance of the covenant; and you will be gathered together within your cities: and I will send the pestilence among you; and you will be delivered into the hand of the enemy.

Deuteronomy 32:35

Vengeance is mine, and recompense, at the time when their foot slides; for the day of their calamity is at hand. The things that are to come on them shall make haste."

Deuteronomy 32:43

Rejoice, you nations, [with] his people, for he will avenge the blood of his servants. He will render vengeance to his adversaries, And will make expiation for his land, for his people.

Isaiah 1:24

Therefore the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, the Mighty One of Israel, says: "Ah, I will get relief from my adversaries, and avenge myself of my enemies;

Jeremiah 23:2

Therefore thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, against the shepherds who feed my people: You have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them; behold, I will visit on you the evil of your doings, says Yahweh.

Jeremiah 44:22

so that Yahweh could no longer bear, because of the evil of your doings, and because of the abominations which you have committed; therefore your land has become a desolation, and an astonishment, and a curse, without inhabitant, as it is this day.

Lamentations 4:22

The punishment of your iniquity is accomplished, daughter of Zion; he will no more carry you away into captivity: He will visit your iniquity, daughter of Edom; he will uncover your sins.

Ezekiel 5:13-15

Thus shall my anger be accomplished, and I will cause my wrath toward them to rest, and I shall be comforted; and they shall know that I, Yahweh, have spoken in my zeal, when I have accomplished my wrath on them.

Ezekiel 7:9

My eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will bring on you according to your ways; and your abominations shall be in the midst of you; and you shall know that I, Yahweh, do strike.

Hosea 2:13

I will visit on her the days of the Baals, to which she burned incense, when she decked herself with her earrings and her jewels, and went after her lovers, and forgot me," says Yahweh.

Hosea 8:13

As for the sacrifices of my offerings, they sacrifice flesh and eat it; But Yahweh doesn't accept them. Now he will remember their iniquity, and punish their sins. They will return to Egypt.

Nahum 1:2

Yahweh is a jealous God and avenges. Yahweh avenges and is full of wrath. Yahweh takes vengeance on his adversaries, and he maintains wrath against his enemies.

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