Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Therefore now, O LORD, please take my life from me, for death is better to me than life."

King James Version

Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live.

Holman Bible

And now, Lord, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live.”

International Standard Version

Therefore, LORD, please kill me, because it's better for me to die than to live!"

A Conservative Version

Therefore now, O LORD, I beseech thee, take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live.

American Standard Version

Therefore now, O Jehovah, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live.

Amplified

Therefore now, O Lord, I beseech You, take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live.

Bible in Basic English

So now, O Lord, give ear to my prayer and take my life from me; for death is better for me than life.

Darby Translation

And now, Jehovah, take, I beseech thee, my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live.

Julia Smith Translation

And now, O Jehovah, take now my soul from me, for it is good for me to die rather than for me to live.

King James 2000

Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech you, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And so then, Yahweh, please take my life from me, because [for] me death [is] better than life!"

Modern King James verseion

And now, O Jehovah, I beseech You, take my life from me. For better is my death than my life.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Now therefore take my life from me, for I had better die than live."

NET Bible

So now, Lord, kill me instead, because I would rather die than live!"

New Heart English Bible

Therefore now, LORD, take, I beg you, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live."

The Emphasized Bible

Now, therefore, O Yahweh, take, I pray thee, my life from me, - for it were better for me, to die, than, to live.

Webster

Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live.

World English Bible

Therefore now, Yahweh, take, I beg you, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live."

Youngs Literal Translation

And now, O Jehovah, take, I pray Thee, my soul from me, for better is my death than my life.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

I beseech thee, my life
נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

for me to die
מות 
Maveth 
Usage: 156

Context Readings

Jonah Is Angry At Yahweh's Compassion

2 And he prayed unto the LORD and said, I pray thee, O LORD, was this not what I said when I was yet in my country? Therefore I hastened to flee unto Tarshish, for I knew that thou art a gracious God and full of compassion, slow to anger, and of great mercy, and dost repent when thou art come to take punishment. 3 "Therefore now, O LORD, please take my life from me, for death is better to me than life." 4 Then the LORD said, Art thou so angry?


Cross References

1 Kings 19:4

But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness and came and sat down under a juniper tree; and desiring to die, he said, It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life, for I am not better than my fathers.

Ecclesiastes 7:1

A good name is better than precious ointment and the day of death than the day of one's birth.

Job 6:8-9

Oh, that I might have my request and that God would grant me the thing that I long for!

Job 7:15-16

And my soul thought it better to be strangled and desired death more than my bones.

Numbers 11:15

And if thou must deal thus with me, kill me, I pray thee, out of hand, if I have found grace in thy sight; and let me not see my wretchedness.

Numbers 20:3

And the people contended with Moses and spoke, saying, Oh, that we had died when our brethren died before the LORD!

Job 3:20-21

Why is light given to him that is in misery, and life unto the bitter in soul;

Jeremiah 20:14-18

Cursed be the day in which I was born; do not let the day in which my mother bore me be blessed.

Jonah 4:8

And it came to pass, when the sun arose, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah that he fainted and wished in his soul to die and said, It is better for me to die than to live.

1 Corinthians 9:15

But I have used none of these things, neither have I written these things that it should be so done unto me; for it were better for me to die than that anyone should make this my glory void.

Philippians 1:21-25

For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain.

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