Parallel Verses

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.

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

ע AyinAll 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


[And as for us,] yet our eyes failed,
Looking in vain for help.
Watching [from the towers] we watched
For a nation that could not save.

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.

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.

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 face of Yahweh, hath scattered them, He will look them out no more: The persons of the priests, they have not respected, To the elders, have they shown no favour. 17 Silly shall our eyes fail, for our help that is vain: In our watchtower, have we watched - for a nation that will not save. 18 They have laid snares for our steps, that we cannot walk in our own broadways: Drawn near hath our end, Fulfilled are our days, yea arrived hath our end.



Cross References

Ezekiel 29:16

So shall it become no more unto the house of Israel a security. Calling to mind iniquity, by their turning to follow them,- And they shall know that, I, am The Lord Yahweh.

2 Kings 24:7

And the king of Egypt came no more again out of his land, - for the king of Babylon had taken - from the ravine of Egypt, unto the river Euphrates, all that had belonged to the king of Egypt.

Isaiah 20:5

Thus shall they be confounded and turn pale, - For Ethiopia, their expectation, and For Egypt their boast;

Ezekiel 29:6-7

So shall all the inhabitants of Egypt know that I, am Yahweh, Because they were a staff of reed to the house of Israel:

Isaiah 30:1-7

Alas! for sons who are rebellious, Declareth Yahweh. Executing a purpose, but not from me, And pouring out a libation but not from my spirit, - That they may add sin to sin:

Isaiah 31:1-3

Alas! for them who are going down to Egypt for help, On horses, would rely, - And have trusted - In chariots - because they are many, and In horsemen, because they are very bold, But have not looked unto the Holy One of Israel, And onto Yahweh, have not sought.

Jeremiah 2:18

Now, therefore what hast thou to do with the way to Egypt, to drink the waters of Shihor? Or what hast thou to do with the way to Assyria, to drink the waters of the River?

Jeremiah 2:36

How vigorously, thou goest about changing thy way! Even of Egypt, shalt thou be ashamed, just as thou wast ashamed of Assyria:

Jeremiah 8:20

The harvest is passed, The fruit-gathering, is ended; And we are not saved!

Jeremiah 37:7-10

Thus, saith Yahweh, God of Israel, Thus, shall ye say unto the king of Judah, who sent you unto me to enquire of me, - Lo! the force of Pharaoh which is coming out to you to help is about to return to its own land to Egypt;

Lamentations 1:7

Jerusalem hath remembered in the days of her humiliation and her fleeings - all her precious things, which have existed from the days of old, - Now that her people have been falling into the hand of the adversary, with none to help her, the adversaries have seen her, have mocked over her sabbath-keepings.

Lamentations 1:19

I called to my lovers, they, deceived me, My priests and mine elders, in the city, have breathed their last, - for they sought them food, that they might bring back their life.

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