Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

So that my soul chooseth strangling, And death rather than these my bones.

New American Standard Bible

So that my soul would choose suffocation, Death rather than my pains.

King James Version

So that my soul chooseth strangling, and death rather than my life.

Holman Bible

so that I prefer strangling
death rather than life in this body.

International Standard Version

I would rather die by strangulation than continue living.

A Conservative Version

so that my soul chooses strangling and death rather than [these] my bones.

Amplified

So that I would choose strangling and death rather than these my bones.

Bible in Basic English

So that a hard death seems better to my soul than my pains.

Darby Translation

So that my soul chooseth strangling, death, rather than my bones.

Julia Smith Translation

And my soul will choose strangling; death rather than my bones.

King James 2000

So that my soul chooses strangling, and death rather than my life.

Lexham Expanded Bible

So my inner self will choose strangling-- death more than my {existence}.

Modern King James verseion

so that my soul chooses strangling, death rather than my life.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

that my soul wisheth rather to be strangled, and my bones to be dead.

NET Bible

so that I would prefer strangling, and death more than life.

New Heart English Bible

so that my soul chooses strangling, death rather than my bones.

The Emphasized Bible

So that my soul chooseth strangling, Death, rather than these my bones!

Webster

So that my soul chooseth strangling, and death rather than my life.

World English Bible

so that my soul chooses strangling, death rather than my bones.

Youngs Literal Translation

And my soul chooseth strangling, Death rather than my bones.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
So that my soul
נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

מחנק 
Machanaq 
Usage: 2

and death
מות 
Maveth 
Usage: 156

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Don'T Forget!

14 Then thou scarest me with dreams, And terrifiest me through visions: 15 So that my soul chooseth strangling, And death rather than these my bones. 16 I loathe my life ; I would not live alway: Let me alone; for my days are vanity.



Cross References

2 Samuel 17:23

And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his ass, and arose, and gat him home, unto his city, and set his house in order, and hanged himself; and he died, and was buried in the sepulchre of his father.

Matthew 27:5

And he cast down the pieces of silver into the sanctuary, and departed; and he went away and hanged himself.

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