Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"As a well keeps its waters fresh, So she keeps fresh her wickedness Violence and destruction are heard in her; Sickness and wounds are ever before Me.

King James Version

As a fountain casteth out her waters, so she casteth out her wickedness: violence and spoil is heard in her; before me continually is grief and wounds.

Holman Bible

As a well gushes out its water, so she pours forth her evil. Violence and destruction resound in her. Sickness and wounds keep coming to My attention.

International Standard Version

As a well keeps its waters fresh, so the city keeps her wickedness fresh. Violence and destruction are heard in her, sickness and wounds are always before me.

A Conservative Version

As a well casts forth its waters, so she casts forth her wickedness. Violence and destruction is heard in her. Continually before me is sickness and wounds.

American Standard Version

As a well casteth forth its waters, so she casteth forth her wickedness: violence and destruction is heard in her; before me continually is sickness and wounds.

Amplified

As a fountain wells up and casts forth its waters and keeps them fresh, so she is [continually] casting forth [fresh] wickedness. Violence and destruction are heard within her; sickness and wounds are continually before Me.

Bible in Basic English

As the spring keeps its waters cold, so she keeps her evil in her: the sound of cruel and violent behaviour is in her; before me at all times are disease and wounds.

Darby Translation

As a well poureth forth her waters, so she poureth forth her wickedness: violence and destruction are heard in her; before me continually are grief and wounds.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

As the waters never cease to flow from a fountain, so her wickedness never ceases to flow; injustice and robbery is heard in her; in my presence continually, sickness and wounds.

Julia Smith Translation

As a pit, letting flow her waters, so she dug up her evil: violence and oppression will be heard in her; upon my face continually disease and smiting.

King James 2000

As a fountain casts out her waters, so she casts out her wickedness: violence and plundering are heard in her; before me continually are grief and wounds.

Lexham Expanded Bible

As a water well keeps its water cool, so she keeps cool her wickedness. Violence and destruction are heard within her, sickness and wounds [are] continually {before me}.

Modern King James verseion

As a fountain keeps fresh her waters, so she keeps fresh her evil; violence and spoil is heard in her; always before Me are grief and wounds.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Like as a conduit aboundeth in water, even so this city aboundeth in wickedness. Robbery and unrighteousness is heard in her, sorrow and wounds are ever there in my sight.

NET Bible

As a well continually pours out fresh water so it continually pours out wicked deeds. Sounds of violence and destruction echo throughout it. All I see are sick and wounded people.'

New Heart English Bible

As a well casts forth its waters, so she casts forth her wickedness: violence and destruction is heard in her; before me continually is sickness and wounds.

The Emphasized Bible

Like the casting forth by a wall of its waters, So, hath she cast forth her wickedness, - Violence and destruction, are heard in her, Before my face, continually, are suffering and smiting.

Webster

As a fountain casteth out her waters, so she casteth out her wickedness: violence and devastation is heard in her; before me continually are grief and wounds.

World English Bible

As a well casts forth its waters, so she casts forth her wickedness: violence and destruction is heard in her; before me continually is sickness and wounds.

Youngs Literal Translation

As the digging of a well, is for its waters, So she hath digged for her wickedness, Violence and spoil is heard in her, Before My face continually are sickness and smiting.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
As a fountain
בּור 
Bowr 
Usage: 69

קוּר 
Quwr 
Usage: 5

מים 
Mayim 
Usage: 581

קוּר 
Quwr 
Usage: 5

רעה רע 
Ra` 
Usage: 669

חמס 
Chamac 
Usage: 60

and spoil
שׁוד שׁד 
Shod 
Usage: 25

is heard
שׁמע 
Shama` 
Usage: 1158

in her before me
פּנים 
Paniym 
before , face , presence , because , sight , countenance , from , person , upon , of , ...me , against , ...him , open , for , toward ,
Usage: 2119

is grief
חלי 
Choliy 
Usage: 24

References

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Context Readings

An Invasion From The North

6 For thus says the LORD of hosts, "Cut down her trees And cast up a siege against Jerusalem This is the city to be punished, In whose midst there is only oppression. 7 "As a well keeps its waters fresh, So she keeps fresh her wickedness Violence and destruction are heard in her; Sickness and wounds are ever before Me. 8 "Be warned, O Jerusalem, Or I shall be alienated from you, And make you a desolation, A land not inhabited."



Cross References

Ezekiel 7:11

'Violence has grown into a rod of wickedness None of them shall remain, none of their people, none of their wealth, nor anything eminent among them.

Ezekiel 7:23

'Make the chain, for the land is full of bloody crimes and the city is full of violence.

Jeremiah 20:8

For each time I speak, I cry aloud; I proclaim violence and destruction, Because for me the word of the LORD has resulted In reproach and derision all day long.

Isaiah 57:20

But the wicked are like the tossing sea, For it cannot be quiet, And its waters toss up refuse and mud.

Psalm 55:9-11

Confuse, O Lord, divide their tongues, For I have seen violence and strife in the city.

Proverbs 4:23

Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life.

Ezekiel 22:3-12

"You shall say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "A city shedding blood in her midst, so that her time will come, and that makes idols, contrary to her interest, for defilement!

Ezekiel 24:7

"For her blood is in her midst; She placed it on the bare rock; She did not pour it on the ground To cover it with dust.

Micah 2:1-2

Woe to those who scheme iniquity, Who work out evil on their beds! When morning comes, they do it, For it is in the power of their hands.

Micah 2:8-10

"Recently My people have arisen as an enemy-- You strip the robe off the garment From unsuspecting passers-by, From those returned from war.

Micah 3:1-3

And I said, "Hear now, heads of Jacob And rulers of the house of Israel Is it not for you to know justice?

Micah 3:9-12

Now hear this, heads of the house of Jacob And rulers of the house of Israel, Who abhor justice And twist everything that is straight,

Micah 7:2-3

The godly person has perished from the land, And there is no upright person among men All of them lie in wait for bloodshed; Each of them hunts the other with a net.

James 3:10-12

from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way.



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