Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

“I descended to the roots of the mountains.
The earth with its bars was around me forever,
But You have brought up my life from the pit, O Lord my God.

King James Version

I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God.

Holman Bible

I sank to the foundations of the mountains;
the earth with its prison bars closed behind me forever!
But You raised my life from the Pit, Lord my God!

International Standard Version

I sank to the roots of the mountains; the earth's prison bars closed around me forever. Yet you resurrect the dead from the Pit, LORD my God!

A Conservative Version

I went down to the bottoms of the mountains. The earth with its bars [closed] upon me forever. Yet thou have brought up my life from the pit, O LORD my God.

American Standard Version

I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; The earth with its bars closed upon me for ever: Yet hast thou brought up my life from the pit, O Jehovah my God.

Amplified


“I descended to the [very] roots of the mountains.
The earth with its bars closed behind me [bolting me in] forever,
Yet You have brought up my life from the pit (death), O Lord my God.

Bible in Basic English

I went down to the bases of the mountains; as for the earth, her walls were about me for ever: but you have taken up my life from the underworld, O Lord my God.

Darby Translation

I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; The bars of the earth closed upon me for ever: But thou hast brought up my life from the pit, O Jehovah my God.

Julia Smith Translation

I shall go down to the cuttings off of the mountains; the earth, her bars about me forever: and thou wilt bring up my life from corruption, O Jehovah my God.

King James 2000

I went down to the foundations of the mountains; the earth with her bars closed about me forever: yet have you brought up my life from the pit, O LORD my God.

Lexham Expanded Bible

I went down to the foundations of [the] mountains; the Underworld--its bars [were] around me forever. But you brought up my life from [the] pit, Yahweh my God.

Modern King James verseion

I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was around me forever; yet You have brought up my life from the pit, O Jehovah my God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And I went down unto the bottom of the hills, and was barred in with earth on every side forever. And yet thou, LORD my God, broughtest up my life again out of corruption.

NET Bible

I went down to the very bottoms of the mountains; the gates of the netherworld barred me in forever; but you brought me up from the Pit, O Lord, my God.

New Heart English Bible

I went down to the bottoms of the mountains. The earth barred me in forever: yet have you brought up my life from the pit, LORD my God.

The Emphasized Bible

To the roots of the mountains, went I down, As for the earth, her bars, were about me, age-abidingly, - Then didst thou bring up - out of the pit - my life, O Yahweh my God.

Webster

I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God.

World English Bible

I went down to the bottoms of the mountains. The earth barred me in forever: yet have you brought up my life from the pit, Yahweh my God.

Youngs Literal Translation

To the cuttings of mountains I have come down, The earth, her bars are behind me to the age. And Thou bringest up from the pit my life, O Jehovah my God.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ירד 
Yarad 
Usage: 378

to the bottoms
קצב 
Qetseb 
Usage: 3

of the mountains
הר 
Har 
Usage: 544

the earth
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

with her bars
בּריח 
B@riyach 
Usage: 41

עלם עולם 
`owlam 
Usage: 438

yet hast thou brought up
עלה 
`alah 
Usage: 890

my life
חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502

שׁחת 
Shachath 
Usage: 23

O Lord

Usage: 0

References

Easton

Bar

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

Jonah Is Swallowed By A Fish And Prays To Yahweh

5 Water encompassed me to the point of death.
The great deep engulfed me,
Weeds were wrapped around my head.
6 “I descended to the roots of the mountains.
The earth with its bars was around me forever,
But You have brought up my life from the pit, O Lord my God.
7 “While I was fainting away,
I remembered the Lord,
And my prayer came to You,
Into Your holy temple.



Cross References

Job 33:28

‘He has redeemed my soul from going to the pit,
And my life shall see the light.’

Psalm 16:10

For You will not abandon my soul to Sheol;
Nor will You allow Your Holy One to undergo decay.

Psalm 30:3

O Lord, You have brought up my soul from Sheol;
You have kept me alive, that I would not go down to the pit.

Isaiah 38:17

“Lo, for my own welfare I had great bitterness;
It is You who has kept my soul from the pit of nothingness,
For You have cast all my sins behind Your back.

Deuteronomy 32:22

For a fire is kindled in My anger,
And burns to the lowest part of Sheol,
And consumes the earth with its yield,
And sets on fire the foundations of the mountains.

Job 33:24

Then let him be gracious to him, and say,
‘Deliver him from going down to the pit,
I have found a ransom’;

Job 38:4-11

“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
Tell Me, if you have understanding,

Psalm 30:9

“What profit is there in my blood, if I go down to the pit?
Will the dust praise You? Will it declare Your faithfulness?

Psalm 55:23

But You, O God, will bring them down to the pit of destruction;
Men of bloodshed and deceit will not live out half their days.
But I will trust in You.

Psalm 65:6

Who establishes the mountains by His strength,
Being girded with might;

Psalm 104:6

You covered it with the deep as with a garment;
The waters were standing above the mountains.

Psalm 104:8

The mountains rose; the valleys sank down
To the place which You established for them.

Psalm 143:7

Answer me quickly, O Lord, my spirit fails;
Do not hide Your face from me,
Or I will become like those who go down to the pit.

Proverbs 8:25-29

Before the mountains were settled,
Before the hills I was brought forth;

Isaiah 40:12

Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand,
And marked off the heavens by the span,
And calculated the dust of the earth by the measure,
And weighed the mountains in a balance
And the hills in a pair of scales?

Habakkuk 3:6

He stood and surveyed the earth;
He looked and startled the nations.
Yes, the perpetual mountains were shattered,
The ancient hills collapsed.
His ways are everlasting.

Habakkuk 3:10

The mountains saw You and quaked;
The downpour of waters swept by.
The deep uttered forth its voice,
It lifted high its hands.

Acts 13:33-37

that God has fulfilled this promise to our children in that He raised up Jesus, as it is also written in the second Psalm, ‘You are My Son; today i have begotten You.’

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