Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"The king of Babylon has heard the report about them, And his hands hang limp; Distress has gripped him, Agony like a woman in childbirth.

King James Version

The king of Babylon hath heard the report of them, and his hands waxed feeble: anguish took hold of him, and pangs as of a woman in travail.

Holman Bible

The king of Babylon has heard reports about them, and his hands fall helpless. Distress has seized him- pain, like a woman in labor.

International Standard Version

The king of Babylon has heard the news about them, and his hands hang limp. Distress has seized him, like a woman in labor.

A Conservative Version

The king of Babylon has heard the news of them, and his hands grow feeble. Anguish has taken hold of him, [and] pangs as of a woman in travail.

American Standard Version

The king of Babylon hath heard the tidings of them, and his hands wax feeble: anguish hath taken hold of him, and pangs as of a woman in travail.

Amplified

The king of Babylon has heard the news about them, and his hands fall feeble and helpless; anguish has seized him, and pangs like that of a woman in childbirth.

Bible in Basic English

The king of Babylon has had news of them, and his hands have become feeble: trouble has come on him and pain like the pain of a woman in childbirth.

Darby Translation

The king of Babylon hath heard the report of them, and his hands wax feeble; trouble hath taken hold of him, pangs as of a woman in travail.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The king of Babylon has heard the report of them, and his hands waxed feeble; anguish took hold of him, and pangs as of a woman in travail.

Julia Smith Translation

The king of Babel heard their report, and his hands were relaxed: anguish seized him as the pain of her bringing forth.

King James 2000

The king of Babylon has heard the report of them, and his hands grew feeble: anguish took hold of him, and birth pangs as of a woman in travail.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The king of Babylon heard their report and his hands grew slack. Anxiety has seized him, fear and pain like the [woman who] gives birth.

Modern King James verseion

The king of Babylon has heard the report of them, and his hands became feeble. Anguish took hold of him, and pangs like those of a woman in labor.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

As soon as the king of Babylon heareth tell of them, his hands shall wax feeble: Sorrow and heaviness shall come upon him, as a woman travailing with child.

NET Bible

The king of Babylon will become paralyzed with fear when he hears news of their coming. Anguish will grip him, agony like that of a woman giving birth to a baby.

New Heart English Bible

The king of Babylon has heard the news of them, and his hands wax feeble: anguish has taken hold of him, pains as of a woman in labor.

The Emphasized Bible

The king of Babylon hath beard the report of them, And unnerved are his hands, - Anguish, hath seized him, Writhing pain, as a woman in child-birth.

Webster

The king of Babylon hath heard the report of them, and his hands became feeble: anguish took hold of him, and pangs as of a woman in travail.

World English Bible

The king of Babylon has heard the news of them, and his hands wax feeble: anguish has taken hold of him, [and] pangs as of a woman in travail.

Youngs Literal Translation

Heard hath the king of Babylon their report, And feeble have been his hands, Distress hath seized him; pain as a travailing woman.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

of Babylon
בּבל 
babel 
Usage: 262

the report
שׁמע 
Shema` 
Usage: 18

of them, and his hands
יד 
Yad 
Usage: 1612

רפה 
Raphah 
Usage: 46

of him, and pangs
חילה חיל 
Chiyl 
Usage: 7

Context Readings

A Message Concerning Babylon

42 "They seize their bow and javelin; They are cruel and have no mercy Their voice roars like the sea; And they ride on horses, Marshalled like a man for the battle Against you, O daughter of Babylon. 43 "The king of Babylon has heard the report about them, And his hands hang limp; Distress has gripped him, Agony like a woman in childbirth. 44 "Behold, one will come up like a lion from the thicket of the Jordan to a perennially watered pasture; for in an instant I will make them run away from it, and whoever is chosen I will appoint over it For who is like Me, and who will summon Me into court? And who then is the shepherd who can stand before Me?"



Cross References

Jeremiah 49:24

"Damascus has become helpless; She has turned away to flee, And panic has gripped her; Distress and pangs have taken hold of her Like a woman in childbirth.

Jeremiah 51:31

One courier runs to meet another, And one messenger to meet another, To tell the king of Babylon That his city has been captured from end to end;

Isaiah 13:6-8

Wail, for the day of the LORD is near! It will come as destruction from the Almighty.

Isaiah 21:3-4

For this reason my loins are full of anguish; Pains have seized me like the pains of a woman in labor. I am so bewildered I cannot hear, so terrified I cannot see.

Jeremiah 49:22

Behold, He will mount up and swoop like an eagle and spread out His wings against Bozrah; and the hearts of the mighty men of Edom in that day will be like the heart of a woman in labor.

Daniel 5:5-6

Suddenly the fingers of a man's hand emerged and began writing opposite the lampstand on the plaster of the wall of the king's palace, and the king saw the back of the hand that did the writing.

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