Parallel Verses

King James Version

Nevertheless the men rowed hard to bring it to the land; but they could not: for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous against them.

New American Standard Bible

However, the men rowed desperately to return to land but they could not, for the sea was becoming even stormier against them.

Holman Bible

Nevertheless, the men rowed hard to get back to dry land, but they couldn’t because the sea was raging against them more and more.

International Standard Version

Even so, the crewmen rowed hard to bring the ship toward dry land, but they were unsuccessful, because the sea was growing more and more stormy.

A Conservative Version

Nevertheless the men rowed hard to get themselves back to the land, but they could not, for the sea grew more and more tempestuous against them.

American Standard Version

Nevertheless the men rowed hard to get them back to the land; but they could not: for the sea grew more and more tempestuous against them.

Amplified

Nevertheless, the men rowed hard [breaking through the waves] to return to land, but they could not, because the sea became even more violent [surging higher] against them.

Bible in Basic English

And the men were working hard to get back to the land, but they were not able to do so: for the sea got rougher and rougher against them.

Darby Translation

But the men rowed hard to regain the land; but they could not; for the sea grew more and more tempestuous against them.

Julia Smith Translation

And the men will break through to turn back to the dry land, and they will not be able, for the sea went and tossed about against them.

King James 2000

Nevertheless the men rowed hard to bring it to the land; but they could not: for the sea raged, and was tempestuous against them.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But the men rowed [hard] to bring [the ship] back to the dry land, and they could not [do so] because the sea {was growing more and more tempestuous} against them.

Modern King James verseion

But the men rowed hard to bring it to the land; but they could not, for the sea was going on and being stormy against them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Nevertheless the men assayed with rowing to bring the ship to land: but it would not be, because the sea so wrought and was so troublous against them.

NET Bible

Instead, they tried to row back to land, but they were not able to do so because the storm kept growing worse and worse.

New Heart English Bible

Nevertheless the men rowed hard to get them back to the land; but they could not, for the sea grew more and more stormy against them.

The Emphasized Bible

Nevertheless the men, wrought hard, to bring it back unto the land, but could not, - for, the sea, was raging over them more and more.

Webster

Nevertheless the men rowed hard to bring it to the land; but they could not: for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous against them.

World English Bible

Nevertheless the men rowed hard to get them back to the land; but they could not, for the sea grew more and more stormy against them.

Youngs Literal Translation

And the men row to turn back unto the dry land, and are not able, for the sea is more and more tempestuous against them.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אנושׁ 
'enowsh 
Usage: 42

חתר 
Chathar 
dig, row
Usage: 8

to bring
שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

it to the land
יבּשׂה 
Yabbashah 
Usage: 14

but they could
יכול יכל 
Yakol 
Usage: 194

not for the sea
ים 
Yam 
Usage: 396

הלך 
Halak 
go, walk, come, ...away, ...along,
Usage: 1545

סער 
Ca`ar 
Usage: 7

References

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

Jonah Disobeys Yahweh

12 And he said unto them, Take me up, and cast me forth into the sea; so shall the sea be calm unto you: for I know that for my sake this great tempest is upon you. 13 Nevertheless the men rowed hard to bring it to the land; but they could not: for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous against them. 14 Wherefore they cried unto the LORD, and said, We beseech thee, O LORD, we beseech thee, let us not perish for this man's life, and lay not upon us innocent blood: for thou, O LORD, hast done as it pleased thee.



Cross References

Proverbs 21:30

There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.

Job 34:29

When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:

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