Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"From want and famine they are gaunt Who gnaw the dry ground by night in waste and desolation,

King James Version

For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing into the wilderness in former time desolate and waste.

Holman Bible

Emaciated from poverty and hunger, they gnawed the dry land, the desolate wasteland by night.

International Standard Version

Unproductive due to poverty and hunger, they could only scratch in parched soil, devastated and desolated.

A Conservative Version

They are gaunt with want and famine. They gnaw the dry ground in the gloom of waste and desolation.

American Standard Version

They are gaunt with want and famine; They gnaw the dry ground, in the gloom of wasteness and desolation.

Amplified

They are gaunt with want and famine; they gnaw the dry and barren ground or flee into the wilderness, into the gloom of wasteness and desolation.

Bible in Basic English

They are wasted for need of food, biting the dry earth; their only hope of life is in the waste land.

Darby Translation

Withered up through want and hunger, they flee into waste places long since desolate and desert:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For want and famine they walked alone; fleeing into solitude, to the dark place, desolate and waste.

Julia Smith Translation

In want and in hunger, barren, gnawing the dry land, yesternight desolation and burning.

King James 2000

From want and famine they are gaunt; fleeing of late into the wilderness, desolate and waste.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Through want and through barren hunger they are gnawing [in the] dry region [in the] darkness of desolation and waste.

Modern King James verseion

They are dried up with want and famine; they who gnaw the dry ground, which was before waste and ruin,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For very misery and hunger, they went about in the wilderness like wretches and beggars,

NET Bible

gaunt with want and hunger, they would gnaw the parched land, in former time desolate and waste.

New Heart English Bible

They are gaunt from lack and famine. They gnaw the dry ground, in the gloom of waste and desolation.

The Emphasized Bible

In want and hunger, they were lean, - who used to gnaw the dry ground, a dark night of desolation!

Webster

For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing into the wilderness in former time desolate and waste.

World English Bible

They are gaunt from lack and famine. They gnaw the dry ground, in the gloom of waste and desolation.

Youngs Literal Translation

With want and with famine gloomy, Those fleeing to a dry place, Formerly a desolation and waste,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חסר 
Checer 
Usage: 2

and famine
כּפן 
Kaphan 
Usage: 2

גּלמוּד 
Galmuwd 
Usage: 4

ערק 
`araq 
Usage: 2

ציּה 
Tsiyah 
Usage: 16

אמשׁ 
'emesh 
Usage: 5

שׁאה שׁואה שׁוא 
Show' 
Usage: 13

References

Context Readings

Job's Final Defense Continued

2 "Indeed, what good was the strength of their hands to me? Vigor had perished from them. 3 "From want and famine they are gaunt Who gnaw the dry ground by night in waste and desolation, 4 Who pluck mallow by the bushes, And whose food is the root of the broom shrub.


Cross References

Job 24:5

"Behold, as wild donkeys in the wilderness They go forth seeking food in their activity, As bread for their children in the desert.

Job 24:13-16

"Others have been with those who rebel against the light; They do not want to know its ways Nor abide in its paths.

Hebrews 11:38

(men of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts and mountains and caves and holes in the ground.

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