Parallel Verses

King James 2000

He has besieged me, and surrounded me with gall and travail.

New American Standard Bible

He has besieged and encompassed me with bitterness and hardship.

King James Version

He hath builded against me, and compassed me with gall and travail.

Holman Bible

He has laid siege against me,
encircling me with bitterness and hardship.

International Standard Version

He laid siege against me, surrounding me with bitterness and suffering.

A Conservative Version

He has built against me, and encompassed me with gall and travail.

American Standard Version

He hath builded against me, and compassed me with gall and travail.

Amplified

He has built up [siege mounds] against me and surrounded me with bitterness, tribulation, and anguish.

Bible in Basic English

He has put up a wall against me, shutting me in with bitter sorrow.

Darby Translation

He hath built against me, and encompassed me with gall and toil.

Julia Smith Translation

He built against me, and he will surround with poison and distress.

Lexham Expanded Bible

{He has besieged} and engulfed me with bitterness and hardship.

Modern King James verseion

He built against me and has circled me with bitterness and hardship.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He hath builded round about me, and closed me in with gall and travail.

NET Bible

He has besieged and surrounded me with bitter hardship.

New Heart English Bible

He has built against me, and surrounded me with bitterness and hardship.

The Emphasized Bible

He hath built up against me, and carried round me, fortifications and a trench;

Webster

He hath built against me, and compassed me with gall and labor.

World English Bible

He has built against me, and surrounded me with gall and travail.

Youngs Literal Translation

He hath built up against me, And setteth round poverty and weariness.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
בּנה 
Banah 
Usage: 376

me, and compassed
נקף 
Naqaph 
Usage: 19

me with gall
רושׁ ראשׁ 
Ro'sh 
Usage: 12

References

Easton

Hastings

Morish

Watsons

Verse Info

Context Readings

Israel's Affliction

4 My flesh and my skin has he made old: he has broken my bones. 5 He has besieged me, and surrounded me with gall and travail. 6 He has set me in dark places, like they that are long dead.


Cross References

Lamentations 3:19

Remembering my affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall.

Jeremiah 23:15

Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets; Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink the poisonous water: for from the prophets of Jerusalem has profaneness gone forth into all the land.

Job 19:8

He has fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and he has set darkness in my paths.

Psalm 69:21

They gave me also gall for my food; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

Jeremiah 8:14

Why do we sit still? assemble yourselves, and let us enter into the fortified cities, and let us be silent there: for the LORD our God has put us to silence, and given us poisoned water to drink, because we have sinned against the LORD.

Jeremiah 9:15

Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will feed them, even this people, with wormwood, and give them water poisonous to drink.

Lamentations 3:7-9

He has hedged me in, that I cannot get out: he has made my chain heavy.

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