Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

Wherefore should I take my flesh in my teeth, And put my life in my hand?

New American Standard Bible

“Why should I take my flesh in my teeth
And put my life in my hands?

King James Version

Wherefore do I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in mine hand?

Holman Bible

Why do I put myself at risk
and take my life in my own hands?

International Standard Version

Why shouldn't I bite my flesh or take my life in my hands?

A Conservative Version

Why should I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in my hand?

Amplified


“Why should I take my flesh in my teeth
And put my life in my hands [incurring the wrath of God]?

Bible in Basic English

I will take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in my hand.

Darby Translation

Wherefore should I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in my hand?

Julia Smith Translation

For what shall I lift up my flesh in my teeth, and shall I put my soul in my hand?

King James 2000

Why do I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in my hand?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Why should I take my flesh in my teeth and put my life in my hand?

Modern King James verseion

Why do I take my flesh in my teeth and put my life in my hand?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wherefore do I bear my flesh in my teeth, and put my soul in my hands?

NET Bible

Why do I put myself in peril, and take my life in my hands?

New Heart English Bible

Why should I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in my hand?

The Emphasized Bible

In any case, I will take up my flesh in my teeth, and, my life, will I put in my hand:

Webster

Why do I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in my hand?

World English Bible

Why should I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in my hand?

Youngs Literal Translation

Wherefore do I take my flesh in my teeth? And my soul put in my hand?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
נסה נשׂא 
Nasa' 
Usage: 653

my flesh
בּשׂר 
Basar 
Usage: 270

in my teeth
שׁן 
Shen 
Usage: 55

and put
שׂים שׂוּם 
Suwm 
Usage: 580

my life
נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

Context Readings

Be Quiet While I Speak

13 Hold your peace, let me alone, that I may speak; And let come on me what will. 14 Wherefore should I take my flesh in my teeth, And put my life in my hand? 15 Behold, he will slay me; I have no hope: Nevertheless I will maintain my ways before him.



Cross References

Judges 12:3

And when I saw that ye saved me not, I put my life in my hand, and passed over against the children of Ammon, and Jehovah delivered them into my hand: wherefore then are ye come up unto me this day, to fight against me?

Psalm 119:109

My soul is continually in my hand; Yet do I not forget thy law.

1 Samuel 19:5

for he put his life in his hand, and smote the Philistine, and Jehovah wrought a great victory for all Israel: thou sawest it, and didst rejoice; wherefore then wilt thou sin against innocent blood, to slay David without a cause?

1 Samuel 28:21

And the woman came unto Saul, and saw that he was sore troubled, and said unto him, Behold, thy handmaid hath hearkened unto thy voice, and I have put my life in my hand, and have hearkened unto thy words which thou spakest unto me.

Job 18:4

Thou that tearest thyself in thine anger, Shall the earth be forsaken for thee? Or shall the rock be removed out of its place?

Ecclesiastes 4:5

The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh.

Isaiah 9:20

And one shall snatch on the right hand, and be hungry; and he shall eat on the left hand, and they shall not be satisfied: they shall eat every man the flesh of his own arm:

Isaiah 49:26

And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I, Jehovah, am thy Saviour, and thy Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.

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