Parallel Verses

Modern King James verseion

Why did you stay among the sheepfolds to hear the bleating of the flocks? For in the divisions of Reuben there were great searchings of heart.

New American Standard Bible

“Why did you sit among the sheepfolds,
To hear the piping for the flocks?
Among the divisions of Reuben
There were great searchings of heart.

King James Version

Why abodest thou among the sheepfolds, to hear the bleatings of the flocks? For the divisions of Reuben there were great searchings of heart.

Holman Bible

Why did you sit among the sheepfolds
listening to the playing of pipes for the flocks?
There was great searching of heart
among the clans of Reuben.

International Standard Version

Why did you sit down among the sheepfolds? To hear the bleating of the flocks? Among the divisions of the army of Reuben there was great searching of heart.

A Conservative Version

Why did thou sit among the sheepfolds, to hear the pipings for the flocks? At the watercourses of Reuben there were great searchings of heart.

American Standard Version

Why sattest thou among the sheepfolds, To hear the pipings for the flocks? At the watercourses of Reuben There were great searchings of heart.

Amplified


“Why [Reuben] did you linger among the sheepfolds,
To hear the piping for the flocks?
Among the divisions of Reuben
There were great searchings of heart.

Bible in Basic English

Why did you keep quiet among the sheep, hearing nothing but the watchers piping to the flocks?

Darby Translation

Why did you tarry among the sheepfolds, to hear the piping for the flocks? Among the clans of Reuben there were great searchings of heart.

Julia Smith Translation

Wherefore didst thou dwell in the midst of the folds, To hear the pipings of the flocks? For the divisions of Reuben, great searching's of heart

King James 2000

Why abode you among the sheepfolds, to hear the bleatings of the flocks? For the divisions of Reuben there were great searchings of heart.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Why do you sit among the sheepfolds, to hear [the] calling sounds of the herds? For the clans of Reuben, [there were] great searchings of the heart.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wherefore abodest thou among the sheepfolds, to hear the bleatings of the flocks? In the divisions of Reuben, great were the imaginations of heart.

NET Bible

Why do you remain among the sheepfolds, listening to the shepherds playing their pipes for their flocks? As for the clans of Reuben -- there was intense searching of heart.

New Heart English Bible

Why did you sit among the sheepfolds, to hear the whistling for the flocks? At the watercourses of Reuben There were great searchings of heart.

The Emphasized Bible

Wherefore abodes thou among the folds? To hear the mocking of the flocks? The divisions of Reuben, had great counsellings of heart.

Webster

Why abodest thou among the sheep-folds, to hear the bleatings of the flocks? For the divisions of Reuben there were great searchings of heart.

World English Bible

Why did you sit among the sheepfolds, To hear the whistling for the flocks? At the watercourses of Reuben There were great searchings of heart.

Youngs Literal Translation

Why hast thou abode between the boundaries, To hear lowings of herds? For the divisions of Reuben, Great are the searchings of heart!

Topics

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ישׁב 
Yashab 
Usage: 1081

thou among
בּין 
Beyn 
Usage: 284

משׁפּת 
Mishpath 
Usage: 2

the bleatings
שׁריקה שׁרוּקהo 
Sh@ruwqah 
Usage: 2

of the flocks
עדר 
`eder 
Usage: 39

פּלגּה 
P@laggah 
Usage: 1

of Reuben
ראוּבן 
R@'uwben 
Usage: 72

גּדל גּדול 
Gadowl 
Usage: 528

References

Context Readings

The Song Of Deborah And Barak

15 And the rulers of Issachar were with Deborah, even Issachar, and also Barak. He was sent on foot into the valley. There were great thoughts of heart for the divisions of Reuben. 16 Why did you stay among the sheepfolds to hear the bleating of the flocks? For in the divisions of Reuben there were great searchings of heart. 17 Gilead stayed beyond Jordan. And why did Dan remain in ships? Asher continued on the seashore and remained in his havens.


Cross References

Numbers 32:24

Build cities for your little ones and folds for your sheep, and do that which has come out of your mouth.

Numbers 32:1-5

And the sons of Reuben and the sons of Gad had a very great multitude of cattle. And when they saw the land of Jazer, and the land of Gilead, behold, the place was a place for cattle.

Judges 5:15

And the rulers of Issachar were with Deborah, even Issachar, and also Barak. He was sent on foot into the valley. There were great thoughts of heart for the divisions of Reuben.

Psalm 4:4

Tremble, and sin not; speak within your own heart on your bed and be still. Selah.

Psalm 77:6

I remember my song in the night; I speak with my own heart, and my spirit carefully searches.

Lamentations 3:40-41

Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to Jehovah.

Philippians 2:21

For all seek their own, not the things which are of Jesus Christ.

Philippians 3:19

whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, those who mind earthly things.)

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