Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Should I not care about the great city of Nineveh, which has more than 120,000 people who cannot distinguish between their right and their left, as well as many animals?”

New American Standard Bible

"Should I not have compassion on Nineveh, the great city in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not know the difference between their right and left hand, as well as many animals?"

King James Version

And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle?

International Standard Version

So why shouldn't I be concerned about Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than 120,000 human beings who do not know their right hand from their left, as well as a lot of livestock?

A Conservative Version

And should not I have regard for Nineveh, that great city, in which are more than one hundred and twenty thousand men who cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand, and also much cattle?

American Standard Version

and should not I have regard for Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle?

Amplified

And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than 120,000 persons not [yet old enough to] know their right hand from their left, and also many cattle [not accountable for sin]?

Bible in Basic English

And am I not to have mercy on Nineveh, that great town, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand persons without the power of judging between right and left, as well as much cattle?

Darby Translation

and I, should not I have pity on Nineveh, the great city, wherein are more than a hundred and twenty thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle?

Julia Smith Translation

And shall I not spare for Nineveh the great city which there is in it more than one hundred and twenty thousand men which knew not between his right hand to his left, and many cattle?

King James 2000

And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, in which are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also many cattle?

Lexham Expanded Bible

And should I not be concerned about Nineveh, the great city, {in which there are} more {than one hundred and twenty thousand} people who do not know right from left, plus many animals?"

Modern King James verseion

And should I not spare Nineveh, that great city, in which are more than a hundred and twenty thousand men who do not know between their right and their left hand, besides much cattle?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And should not I have compassion on Nineveh that great city, wherein there is a multitude of people, even above a hundred thousand that know not their righthand from the left, besides much cattle?"

NET Bible

Should I not be even more concerned about Nineveh, this enormous city? There are more than one hundred twenty thousand people in it who do not know right from wrong, as well as many animals!"

New Heart English Bible

Shouldn't I be concerned for Nineveh, that great city, in which are more than one hundred twenty thousand persons who can't discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much livestock?"

The Emphasized Bible

And was not, I, to spare Nineveh, the great city, - wherein are more than twelve times ten thousand human beings, who cannot discern between their right hand and their left, besides much cattle?

Webster

And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, in which are more than a hundred and twenty thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand, and also many cattle?

World English Bible

Shouldn't I be concerned for Nineveh, that great city, in which are more than one hundred twenty thousand persons who can't discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much livestock?"

Youngs Literal Translation

and I -- have not I pity on Nineveh, the great city, in which there are more than twelve myriads of human beings, who have not known between their right hand and their left -- and much cattle!'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And should not I spare
חוּס 
Chuwc 
Usage: 24

נינוה 
Niyn@veh 
Usage: 17

גּדל גּדול 
Gadowl 
Usage: 528

עיר ער עיר 
`iyr 
Usage: 1094

ישׁ 
Yesh 
is, be, have, there,
Usage: 135

רבה 
Rabah 
Usage: 224

שׁתּים שׁנים 
Sh@nayim 
Usage: 767

רבּוא רבּו 
Ribbow 
Usage: 10

אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

ימין 
Yamiyn 
Usage: 139

שׂמאל שׂמאול 
S@mo'wl 
Usage: 54

and also much
רב 
Rab 
Usage: 458

References

Context Readings

Jonah Is Angry At Yahweh's Compassion

10 So the Lord said, “You cared about the plant, which you did not labor over and did not grow. It appeared in a night and perished in a night. 11 Should I not care about the great city of Nineveh, which has more than 120,000 people who cannot distinguish between their right and their left, as well as many animals?”


Cross References

Jonah 1:2

“Get up! Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because their wickedness has confronted Me.”

Deuteronomy 1:39

Your little children, whom you said would be plunder, your sons who don’t know good from evil, will enter there. I will give them the land, and they will take possession of it.

Psalm 36:6

Your righteousness is like the highest mountains;
Your judgments, like the deepest sea.
Lord, You preserve man and beast.

Matthew 18:33

Shouldn’t you also have had mercy on your fellow slave, as I had mercy on you?’

Luke 15:28-32

“Then he became angry and didn’t want to go in. So his father came out and pleaded with him.

Psalm 104:14

He causes grass to grow for the livestock
and provides crops for man to cultivate,
producing food from the earth,

Psalm 104:27-28

All of them wait for You
to give them their food at the right time.

Psalm 145:8-9

The Lord is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and great in faithful love.

Psalm 145:15-16

All eyes look to You,
and You give them their food at the proper time.

Isaiah 1:18

“Come, let us discuss this,”
says the Lord.
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
they will be as white as snow;
though they are as red as crimson,
they will be like wool.

Jonah 3:2-3

“Get up! Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach the message that I tell you.”

Jonah 3:10-1

Then God saw their actions—that they had turned from their evil ways—so God relented from the disaster He had threatened to do to them. And He did not do it.

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