Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

Lo, He breaketh down, and it is not built up, He shutteth against a man, And it is not opened.

New American Standard Bible

“Behold, He tears down, and it cannot be rebuilt;
He imprisons a man, and there can be no release.

King James Version

Behold, he breaketh down, and it cannot be built again: he shutteth up a man, and there can be no opening.

Holman Bible

Whatever He tears down cannot be rebuilt;
whoever He imprisons cannot be released.

International Standard Version

When he tears down, nobody rebuilds; when he incarcerates, nobody escapes.

A Conservative Version

Behold, he breaks down, and it cannot be built again. He shuts up a man, and there can be no opening.

American Standard Version

Behold, he breaketh down, and it cannot be built again; He shutteth up a man, and there can be no opening.

Amplified

Behold, He tears down, and it cannot be built again; He shuts a man in, and none can open.

Bible in Basic English

Truly, there is no building up of what is pulled down by him; when a man is shut up by him, no one may let him loose.

Darby Translation

Behold, he breaketh down, and it is not built again; he shutteth up a man, and there is no opening.

Julia Smith Translation

Behold, he will pull down and it shall not be built up: he will shut up against man and it shall not be opened.

King James 2000

Behold, he breaks down, and it cannot be built again: he shuts up a man, and there can be no opening.

Lexham Expanded Bible

If he tears down, then it will not be rebuilt; if he shuts a man in, then he cannot be freed.

Modern King James verseion

Behold, He breaks down, and it can not be built up again; He shuts up a man, and no one opens.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If he break down a thing, who can set it up again? If he shut a thing, who will open it?

NET Bible

If he tears down, it cannot be rebuilt; if he imprisons a person, there is no escape.

New Heart English Bible

Behold, he breaks down, and it can't be built again. He imprisons a man, and there can be no release.

The Emphasized Bible

Lo! He pulleth down, and it cannot be built, He closeth up over a man, and it cannot be opened:

Webster

Behold, he breaketh down, and it cannot be built again: he shutteth up a man, and there can be no opening.

World English Bible

Behold, he breaks down, and it can't be built again. He imprisons a man, and there can be no release.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
and it cannot be built again
בּנה 
Banah 
Usage: 376

he shutteth up
סגר 
Cagar 
Usage: 93

a man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

Context Readings

If You Want To Learn

13 With Him are wisdom and might, To him are counsel and understanding. 14 Lo, He breaketh down, and it is not built up, He shutteth against a man, And it is not opened. 15 Lo, He keepeth in the waters, and they are dried up, And he sendeth them forth, And they overturn the land.



Cross References

Job 11:10

If He pass on, and shut up, and assemble, Who then dost reverse it?

Isaiah 22:22

And I have placed the key Of the house of David on his shoulder, And he hath opened, and none is shutting, And hath shut, and none is opening.

Revelation 3:7

'And to the messenger of the assembly in Philadelphia write: These things saith he who is holy, he who is true, he who is having the key of David, he who is opening and no one doth shut, and he shutteth and no one doth open!

1 Samuel 17:46

This day doth Jehovah shut thee up into my hand -- and I have smitten thee, and turned aside thy head from off thee, and given the carcase of the camp of the Philistines this day to the fowl of the heavens, and to the beast of the earth, and all the earth do know that God is for Israel.

1 Samuel 24:18

and thou hast declared to-day how that thou hast done good with me, how that Jehovah shut me up into thy hand, and thou didst not slay me,

1 Samuel 26:8

And Abishai saith unto David, 'God hath shut up to-day thine enemy into thy hand; and, now, let me smite him, I pray thee, with a spear, even into the earth at once -- and I do repeat it to him.'

Job 9:12-13

Lo, He snatches away, who bringeth it back? Who saith unto Him, 'What dost Thou?'

Job 16:11

God shutteth me up unto the perverse, And to the hands of the wicked turneth me over.

Job 19:10

He breaketh me down round about, and I go, And removeth like a tree my hope.

Job 37:7

Into the hand of every man he sealeth, For the knowledge by all men of His work.

Isaiah 14:23

And have made it for a possession of a bittern, And ponds of waters, And daubed it with the mire of destruction, The affirmation of Jehovah of Hosts!

Isaiah 25:2

For Thou didst make of a city a heap, Of a fenced city a ruin, A high place of strangers from being a city, To the age it is not built.

Jeremiah 51:58

Thus said Jehovah of Hosts, the wall of Babylon -- The broad one -- is utterly made bare, And her high gates with fire are burnt, And peoples labour in vain, And nations in fire, and have been weary!

Jeremiah 51:64

and said, Thus sink doth Babylon, and it doth not arise, because of the evil that I am bringing in against it, and they have been weary.' Hitherto are words of Jeremiah.

Malachi 1:4

Because Edom saith, 'We have been made poor, And we turn back and we build the wastes,' Thus said Jehovah of Hosts: They do build, and I do destroy, And men have called to them, 'O region of wickedness,' 'O people whom Jehovah defied to the age.'

Romans 11:32

for God did shut up together the whole to unbelief, that to the whole He might do kindness.

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