Parallel Verses

Amplified

The comely and delicate one, [Jerusalem] the Daughter of Zion, I will destroy. [To a pasturage, yes, a luxurious pasturage, have I likened her.]

New American Standard Bible

"The comely and dainty one, the daughter of Zion, I will cut off.

King James Version

I have likened the daughter of Zion to a comely and delicate woman.

Holman Bible

Though she is beautiful and delicate,
I will destroy Daughter Zion.

International Standard Version

I'll destroy the lovely and delicate Daughter of Zion.

A Conservative Version

The comely and delicate one, the daughter of Zion, I will cut off.

American Standard Version

The comely and delicate one, the daughter of Zion, will I cut off.

Bible in Basic English

The fair and delicate one, the daughter of Zion, will be cut off by my hand.

Darby Translation

The comely and delicate one do I cut off, the daughter of Zion.

Julia Smith Translation

I likened the daughter of Zion to her becoming and delicate

King James 2000

I have likened the daughter of Zion to a lovely and delicate woman.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The lovely and the delicate, the daughter of Jerusalem, I will destroy.

Modern King James verseion

I will destroy the daughter of Zion, the beautiful and tender one.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I will liken the daughter of Zion to a fair and tender woman, and to her shall come the shepherds with their flocks.

NET Bible

I will destroy Daughter Zion, who is as delicate and defenseless as a young maiden.

New Heart English Bible

The comely and delicate one, the daughter of Zion, will I cut off.

The Emphasized Bible

To a comely and delicate woman, have I likened the daughter of Zion:

Webster

I have likened the daughter of Zion to a comely and delicate woman.

World English Bible

The comely and delicate one, the daughter of Zion, will I cut off.

Youngs Literal Translation

The comely and the delicate one I have cut off, The daughter of Zion.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
דּמה 
Damah 
Usage: 15

the daughter
בּת 
Bath 
Usage: 587

of Zion
ציּון 
Tsiyown 
Usage: 154

to a comely
נוה נוה 
Naveh 
Usage: 35

and delicate
ענג 
`anag 
Usage: 10

References

Context Readings

An Invasion From The North

1 Flee for safety, you children of Benjamin, out of the midst of Jerusalem! And blow the trumpet in Tekoa [a town far south in Judah], and raise a [fire] signal over Beth-haccherem [a town near Jerusalem]! For evil is looking forth with eagerness from the north, and great destruction. 2 The comely and delicate one, [Jerusalem] the Daughter of Zion, I will destroy. [To a pasturage, yes, a luxurious pasturage, have I likened her.] 3 Shepherds with their flocks shall come against her; they shall pitch their tents round about her; they shall pasture, each one in his place [eating up all her luxurious herbage on every side].



Cross References

Isaiah 1:8

And the Daughter of Zion [Jerusalem] is left like a [deserted] booth in a vineyard, like a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, like a besieged city [spared, but in the midst of desolation].

Jeremiah 4:31

For I have heard a cry as of a woman in travail, the anguish as of one who brings forth her first child -- "the cry of the Daughter of Zion, who gasps for breath, who spreads her hands, saying, Woe is me now! I am fainting before the murderers.

Isaiah 3:16-17

Moreover, the Lord said, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty and walk with outstretched necks and with undisciplined (flirtatious and alluring) eyes, tripping along with mincing and affected gait, and making a tinkling noise with [the anklets on] their feet,

Lamentations 2:1

How the Lord has covered the Daughter of Zion with a cloud in His anger! He has cast down from heaven to the earth the beauty and splendor of Israel and has not [earnestly] remembered His footstool in the day of His anger!

Lamentations 2:13

What [example of suffering in the past] is sufficient for me to remind you for your [comfort]? To what shall I liken you, O Daughter of Jerusalem? With what shall I compare you, that I may comfort you, O Virgin Daughter of Zion? For your ruin is as measureless as the sea! Who can heal you?

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