Parallel Verses

Modern King James verseion

They have passed away like the swift ships; like the eagle who swoops on the prey.

New American Standard Bible

"They slip by like reed boats, Like an eagle that swoops on its prey.

King James Version

They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hasteth to the prey.

Holman Bible

They sweep by like boats made of papyrus,
like an eagle swooping down on its prey.

International Standard Version

They pass by like a ship made of reeds, like an eagle swooping down on its prey.

A Conservative Version

They are passed away as the swift ships, as the eagle that swoops on the prey.

American Standard Version

They are passed away as the swift ships; As the eagle that swoopeth on the prey.

Amplified

They are passed away like the swift rowboats made of reeds, or like the eagle that swoops down on the prey.

Bible in Basic English

They go rushing on like reed-boats, like an eagle dropping suddenly on its food.

Darby Translation

They pass by like skiffs of reed; as an eagle that swoops upon the prey.

Julia Smith Translation

They glided along with the ships of desire: as the eagle will pounce upon food.

King James 2000

They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hastens to the prey.

Lexham Expanded Bible

They go by like papyrus skiffs, like an eagle swoops down on [its] prey.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

They are passed away, as the ships that be good under sail, and as the Eagle that hasteth to the prey.

NET Bible

They glide by like reed boats, like an eagle that swoops down on its prey.

New Heart English Bible

They have passed away as the swift ships, as the eagle that swoops on the prey.

The Emphasized Bible

They have passed away with boats of paper-reed, like a vulture which rusheth upon food.

Webster

They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hasteth to the prey.

World English Bible

They have passed away as the swift ships, as the eagle that swoops on the prey.

Youngs Literal Translation

They have passed on with ships of reed, As an eagle darteth on food.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חלף 
Chalaph 
Usage: 28

as
עם 
`im 
with, unto, by, as long, neither, from between, from among
Usage: 1061

the swift
H16
אבה 
'ebeh 
Usage: 1

אניּה 
'oniyah 
Usage: 31

as the eagle
נשׁר 
Nesher 
Usage: 26

טוּשׂ 
Tuws 
Usage: 1

References

American

Easton

Hastings

Morish

Watsons

Context Readings

Job's Third Speech: A Response To Bildad

25 Now my days are swifter than a runner; they flee away, they see no good. 26 They have passed away like the swift ships; like the eagle who swoops on the prey. 27 If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will depart from my heaviness and be of good cheer,



Cross References

Habakkuk 1:8

His horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves. And their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from afar. They shall fly like the eagle hurrying to eat.

Isaiah 18:2

which sends ambassadors by the sea, even in ships of papyrus on the waters, saying, Go, swift messengers, to a nation tall and smooth, to a terrifying people from it and onwards; a mighty nation and trampling down, whose land the rivers have divided!

2 Samuel 1:23

Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided. They were swifter than eagles; they were stronger than lions.

Job 39:27-30

Does the eagle mount up at your command and make his nest on high?

Proverbs 23:5

Will your eyes fly on it? And it is gone! For surely it makes wings for itself; it flies into the heavens like an eagle.

Jeremiah 4:13

Behold, he shall come up like clouds, and his chariots like a tempest. His horses are swifter than eagles. Woe to us, for we are plundered!

Lamentations 4:19

Our pursuers were swifter than the eagles of the heavens; they pursued us on the mountains, they lay in wait for us in the wilderness.

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