Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Yet our eyes failed, Looking for help was useless; In our watching we have watched For a nation that could not save.

King James Version

As for us, our eyes as yet failed for our vain help: in our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save us.

Holman Bible

All the while our eyes were failing [as we looked] in vain for assistance; we watched from our towers for a nation that refused to help.

International Standard Version

Our eyes failed, searching in vain for hope; we kept watching and looking for a nation that would not help.

A Conservative Version

Our eyes do yet fail [in looking] for our vain help. In our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save.

American Standard Version

Our eyes do yet fail in looking for our vain help: In our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save.

Amplified

As for us, our eyes yet failed and wasted away in looking for our worthless help. In our watching [on our watchtower] we have watched and waited expectantly for a nation [Egypt or some other one to come to our rescue] that could not save us.

Bible in Basic English

Our eyes are still wasting away in looking for our false help: we have been watching for a nation unable to give salvation.

Darby Translation

Our eyes still failed for our vain help; in our watching, we have watched for a nation that did not save.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Ain As for us, our eyes have failed in seeking our vain help; in our watching we have watched for people that cannot save us.

Julia Smith Translation

Continuing, yet our eyes will fail, for our help in vain: in our watching we watched for a nation it will not save us.

King James 2000

As for us, our eyes as yet failed, watching for our vain help: in our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save us.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Still our eyes failed, [looking for] our help in vain; in our watchtower, we kept watch for a nation that could not save.

Modern King James verseion

While we are, our eyes fail, for our help is vain; in our watching we have watched for a nation; it does not save.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

{Pe} Wherefore yet our eyes fail us, while we look for vain help: seeing we be ever waiting upon a people that can do us no good.

NET Bible

(Ayin) Our eyes continually failed us as we looked in vain for help. From our watchtowers we watched for a nation that could not rescue us.

New Heart English Bible

Our eyes still fail, looking in vain for our help. In our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save.

The Emphasized Bible

Silly shall our eyes fail, for our help that is vain: In our watchtower, have we watched - for a nation that will not save.

Webster

As for us, our eyes as yet failed for our vain help: in our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save us.

World English Bible

Our eyes do yet fail [in looking] for our vain help: In our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save.

Youngs Literal Translation

While we exist -- consumed are our eyes for our vain help, In our watch-tower we have watched for a nation that saveth not.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
As for us, our eyes
עין 
`ayin 
Usage: 372

הבל הבל 
hebel 
Usage: 73

עזרת עזרה 
`ezrah 
Usage: 26

צפיּה 
Ts@phiyah 
Usage: 1

צפה 
Tsaphah 
Usage: 36

גּי גּוי 
Gowy 
Usage: 558

ישׁע 
Yasha` 
Usage: 205

References

Context Readings

The People Of Zion Speak Out

16 The presence of the LORD has scattered them, He will not continue to regard them; They did not honor the priests, They did not favor the elders. 17 Yet our eyes failed, Looking for help was useless; In our watching we have watched For a nation that could not save. 18 They hunted our steps So that we could not walk in our streets; Our end drew near, Our days were finished For our end had come.



Cross References

Ezekiel 29:16

"And it will never again be the confidence of the house of Israel, bringing to mind the iniquity of their having turned to Egypt. Then they will know that I am the Lord GOD."'"

2 Kings 24:7

The king of Egypt did not come out of his land again, for the king of Babylon had taken all that belonged to the king of Egypt from the brook of Egypt to the river Euphrates.

Isaiah 20:5

"Then they will be dismayed and ashamed because of Cush their hope and Egypt their boast.

Ezekiel 29:6-7

"Then all the inhabitants of Egypt will know that I am the LORD, Because they have been only a staff made of reed to the house of Israel.

Isaiah 30:1-7

"Woe to the rebellious children," declares the LORD, "Who execute a plan, but not Mine, And make an alliance, but not of My Spirit, In order to add sin to sin;

Isaiah 31:1-3

Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help And rely on horses, And trust in chariots because they are many And in horsemen because they are very strong, But they do not look to the Holy One of Israel, nor seek the LORD!

Jeremiah 2:18

"But now what are you doing on the road to Egypt, To drink the waters of the Nile? Or what are you doing on the road to Assyria, To drink the waters of the Euphrates?

Jeremiah 2:36

"Why do you go around so much Changing your way? Also, you will be put to shame by Egypt As you were put to shame by Assyria.

Jeremiah 8:20

"Harvest is past, summer is ended, And we are not saved."

Jeremiah 37:7-10

"Thus says the LORD God of Israel, 'Thus you are to say to the king of Judah, who sent you to Me to inquire of Me: "Behold, Pharaoh's army which has come out for your assistance is going to return to its own land of Egypt.

Lamentations 1:7

In the days of her affliction and homelessness Jerusalem remembers all her precious things That were from the days of old, When her people fell into the hand of the adversary And no one helped her The adversaries saw her, They mocked at her ruin.

Lamentations 1:19

"I called to my lovers, but they deceived me; My priests and my elders perished in the city While they sought food to restore their strength themselves.

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