Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Babylon will become a heap of ruins, a haunt of jackals, An object of horror and hissing, without inhabitants.

King James Version

And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwellingplace for dragons, an astonishment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant.

Holman Bible

Babylon will become a heap of rubble, a jackals' den, a desolation and an object of scorn, without inhabitant.

International Standard Version

Babylon will become a heap of ruins, a refuge for jackals, a desolate place and an object of scorn.

A Conservative Version

And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwelling-place for jackals, an astonishment, and a hissing, without inhabitant.

American Standard Version

And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwelling-place for jackals, an astonishment, and a hissing, without inhabitant.

Amplified

And Babylon shall become heaps [of ruins], a dwelling place of jackals, a horror (an astonishing desolation) and a hissing [of amazement], without inhabitant.

Bible in Basic English

And Babylon will become a mass of broken walls, a hole for jackals, a cause of wonder and surprise, without a living man in it.

Darby Translation

And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwelling-place of jackals, an astonishment, and a hissing, without inhabitant.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwellingplace for dragons, an astonishment, and a hissing, without an inhabitant.

Julia Smith Translation

And Babel was for heaps, a habitation of jackals, an astonishment and a hissing, from none inhabiting.

King James 2000

And Babylon shall become a heap, a dwelling place for jackals, an astonishment, and a hissing, without an inhabitant.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And Babylon will become as a heap of stones, a lair of jackals, [an object of] horror, and [an object of] hissing, {without} inhabitants.

Modern King James verseion

And Babylon shall become heaps, a home for jackals, a horror and a hissing, without an inhabitant.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Babylon shall become a heap of stones, a dwelling place for dragons, a fearfulness and wondering, because no man dwelleth there.

NET Bible

Babylon will become a heap of ruins. Jackals will make their home there. It will become an object of horror and of hissing scorn, a place where no one lives.

New Heart English Bible

Babylon shall become heaps, a dwelling place for jackals, an astonishment, and a hissing, without inhabitant.

The Emphasized Bible

Thus shall Babylon become - Heaps A habitation of jackals An astonishment, and A hissing, Without inhabitant.

Webster

And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwelling-place for dragons, an astonishment, and a hissing, without an inhabitant.

World English Bible

Babylon shall become heaps, a dwelling place for jackals, an astonishment, and a hissing, without inhabitant.

Youngs Literal Translation

And Babylon hath been for heaps, A habitation of dragons, An astonishment, and a hissing, without inhabitant.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
בּבל 
babel 
Usage: 262

גּל 
Gal 
Usage: 34

מעין מעוןo 
Ma`own 
Usage: 19

תּנּים תּנּין 
Tanniyn 
Usage: 23

שׁמּה 
Shammah 
Usage: 39

and an hissing
שׁרקה 
Sh@reqah 
Usage: 7

References

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Context Readings

A Message Concerning Babylon

36 Therefore thus says the LORD, "Behold, I am going to plead your case And exact full vengeance for you; And I will dry up her sea And make her fountain dry. 37 "Babylon will become a heap of ruins, a haunt of jackals, An object of horror and hissing, without inhabitants. 38 "They will roar together like young lions, They will growl like lions' cubs.



Cross References

Revelation 18:2

And he cried out with a mighty voice, saying, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place of demons and a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird.

Jeremiah 18:16

To make their land a desolation, An object of perpetual hissing; Everyone who passes by it will be astonished And shake his head.

Jeremiah 25:9

behold, I will send and take all the families of the north,' declares the LORD, 'and I will send to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, My servant, and will bring them against this land and against its inhabitants and against all these nations round about; and I will utterly destroy them and make them a horror and a hissing, and an everlasting desolation.

2 Chronicles 29:8

"Therefore the wrath of the LORD was against Judah and Jerusalem, and He has made them an object of terror, of horror, and of hissing, as you see with your own eyes.

Isaiah 13:19-22

And Babylon, the beauty of kingdoms, the glory of the Chaldeans' pride, Will be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.

Isaiah 14:23

"I will also make it a possession for the hedgehog and swamps of water, and I will sweep it with the broom of destruction," declares the LORD of hosts.

Isaiah 34:8-17

For the LORD has a day of vengeance, A year of recompense for the cause of Zion.

Jeremiah 19:8

"I will also make this city a desolation and an object of hissing; everyone who passes by it will be astonished and hiss because of all its disasters.

Jeremiah 25:12

'Then it will be when seventy years are completed I will punish the king of Babylon and that nation,' declares the LORD, 'for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans; and I will make it an everlasting desolation.

Jeremiah 25:18

Jerusalem and the cities of Judah and its kings and its princes, to make them a ruin, a horror, a hissing and a curse, as it is this day;

Jeremiah 29:18

'I will pursue them with the sword, with famine and with pestilence; and I will make them a terror to all the kingdoms of the earth, to be a curse and a horror and a hissing, and a reproach among all the nations where I have driven them,

Jeremiah 50:12-13

Your mother will be greatly ashamed, She who gave you birth will be humiliated Behold, she will be the least of the nations, A wilderness, a parched land and a desert.

Jeremiah 50:23-26

"How the hammer of the whole earth Has been cut off and broken! How Babylon has become An object of horror among the nations!

Jeremiah 50:38-40

"A drought on her waters, and they will be dried up! For it is a land of idols, And they are mad over fearsome idols.

Jeremiah 51:25-26

"Behold, I am against you, O destroying mountain, Who destroys the whole earth," declares the LORD, "And I will stretch out My hand against you, And roll you down from the crags, And I will make you a burnt out mountain.

Jeremiah 51:29

So the land quakes and writhes, For the purposes of the LORD against Babylon stand, To make the land of Babylon A desolation without inhabitants.

Lamentations 2:15-16

All who pass along the way Clap their hands in derision at you; They hiss and shake their heads At the daughter of Jerusalem, "Is this the city of which they said, 'The perfection of beauty, A joy to all the earth'?"

Micah 6:16

"The statutes of Omri And all the works of the house of Ahab are observed; And in their devices you walk Therefore I will give you up for destruction And your inhabitants for derision, And you will bear the reproach of My people."

Zephaniah 2:15

This is the exultant city Which dwells securely, Who says in her heart, "I am, and there is no one besides me " How she has become a desolation, A resting place for beasts! Everyone who passes by her will hiss And wave his hand in contempt.

Revelation 18:21-23

Then a strong angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, "So will Babylon, the great city, be thrown down with violence, and will not be found any longer.

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