Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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?

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?

Amplified

Why did the knees receive me? Or why the breasts, 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 didn’t I die as I came from the womb?
12 Why did the knees receive me,
and why were there breasts for me to nurse?
13 Now I would certainly be lying down in peace;
I would be asleep.
Then I would be at rest


Cross References

Genesis 30:3

Then she said, “Here is my slave Bilhah. Go sleep with her, and she’ll bear children for me so that through her I too can build a family.”

Isaiah 66:12

For this is what the Lord says:I will make peace flow to her like a river,
and the wealth of nations like a flood;
you will nurse and be carried on her hip
and bounced on her lap.

Genesis 50:23

He saw Ephraim’s sons to the third generation; the sons of Manasseh’s son Machir were recognized by Joseph.

Ezekiel 16:4-5

As for your birth, your umbilical cord wasn’t cut on the day you were born, and you weren’t washed clean with water. You were not rubbed with salt or wrapped in cloths.

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