Parallel Verses

Amplified

Why did the knees receive me? Or why the breasts, that I should suck?

New American Standard Bible

"Why did the knees receive me, And why the breasts, that I should suck?

King James Version

Why did the knees prevent me? or why the breasts that I should suck?

Holman Bible

Why did the knees receive me,
and why were there breasts for me to nurse?

International Standard Version

Why was there a lap to hold me, and why were there breasts to nurse me?

A Conservative Version

Why did the knees receive me? Or why the breast, that I should suck?

American Standard Version

Why did the knees receive me? Or why the breast, that I should suck?

Bible in Basic English

Why did the knees take me, or why the breasts that they might give me milk?

Darby Translation

Why did the knees meet me? and wherefore the breasts, that I should suck?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Why did the knees receive me? Of what use the breasts that I should suck?

Julia Smith Translation

Why did the knees anticipate me? and wherefore the breasts that I shall suck?

King James 2000

Why did the knees receive me? or why the breasts that I should nurse?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Why did [the] knees receive me and the breasts, that I could suck?

Modern King James verseion

Why did the knees go before me; or why the breasts, that I should suck?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Why set they me upon their knees? Why gave they me suck with their breasts?

NET Bible

Why did the knees welcome me, and why were there two breasts that I might nurse at them?

New Heart English Bible

Why did the knees receive me? Or why the breast, that I should suck?

The Emphasized Bible

For what reason, were there prepared for me - knees? and why - breasts, that I might suck?

Webster

Why did the knees receive me? or why the breasts that I should be nursed?

World English Bible

Why did the knees receive me? Or why the breast, that I should nurse?

Youngs Literal Translation

Wherefore have knees been before me? And what are breasts, that I suck?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Why did the knees
בּרך 
Berek 
Usage: 25

קדם 
Qadam 
Usage: 26

me or why the breasts
שׁד שׁד 
Shad 
Usage: 24

References

Watsons

Context Readings

Job Wishes He Had Died

11 Why was I not stillborn? Why did I not give up the ghost when my mother bore me? 12 Why did the knees receive me? Or why the breasts, that I should suck? 13 For then would I have lain down and been quiet; I would have slept; then would I have been at rest [in death]


Cross References

Genesis 30:3

And she said, See here, take my maid Bilhah and have intercourse with her; and [when the baby comes] she shall deliver it upon my knees, that I by her may also have children.

Isaiah 66:12

For thus says the Lord: Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream; then you will be nursed, you will be carried on her hip and trotted [lovingly bounced up and down] on her [God's maternal] knees.

Genesis 50:23

And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation; the children also of Machir son of Manasseh were brought up on Joseph's knees.

Ezekiel 16:4-5

And as for your birth, on the day you were born your navel cord was not cut, nor were you washed with water to cleanse you, nor rubbed with salt or swaddled with bands at all.

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