Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Even wild animals nurse, suckling their young; but the women of my people are cruel, like ostriches in the wilderness.

New American Standard Bible

Even jackals offer the breast, They nurse their young; But the daughter of my people has become cruel Like ostriches in the wilderness.

King James Version

Even the sea monsters draw out the breast, they give suck to their young ones: the daughter of my people is become cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness.

Holman Bible

?GimelEven jackals offer their breasts
to nurse their young,
but my dear people have become cruel
like ostriches in the wilderness.

A Conservative Version

Even the jackals draw out the breast; they give suck to their young ones. The daughter of my people has become cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness.

American Standard Version

Even the jackals draw out the breast, they give suck to their young ones: The daughter of my people is become cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness.

Amplified

Even the jackals draw out the breast, they give suck to their young ones, but the daughter of my people has become cruel like ostriches in the wilderness [that desert their young].

Bible in Basic English

Even the beasts of the waste land have full breasts, they give milk to their young ones: the daughter of my people has become cruel like the ostriches in the waste land.

Darby Translation

Even the jackals offer the breast, they give suck to their young; the daughter of my people is become cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Gimel Even the sea monsters draw out the breast; they give suck to their young ones; the daughter of my people is cruel like the ostriches in the wilderness.

Julia Smith Translation

Also the dragons draw out the breast, they suckled their sucklings: the daughter of my people violent as the ostriches in the desert.

King James 2000

Even the jackals draw out the breast, they nurse their young ones: the daughter of my people has become cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Even the jackal bears the beast and nurses their cubs; [but] the daughter of my people has become ruthless, like ostriches in the wilderness.

Modern King James verseion

Even the jackals draw out the breast; they suckle their young ones. The daughter of my people is cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

{Gimel} The Dragons give their young ones suck with bare breasts: but the daughter of my people is cruel, and dwelleth in the wilderness like the Ostriches.

NET Bible

(Gimel) Even the jackals nurse their young at their breast, but my people are cruel, like ostriches in the desert.

New Heart English Bible

Even the jackals offer the breast, they nurse their young ones, but the daughter of my people has become cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness.

The Emphasized Bible

Even wild dogs, draw out the breast, give suck to their whelps - The daughter of my people, hath become cruel, like the ostriches in the desert.

Webster

Even the sea-monsters draw out the breast, they nurse their young ones: the daughter of my people is become cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness.

World English Bible

Even the jackals draw out the breast, they nurse their young ones: The daughter of my people has become cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness.

Youngs Literal Translation

Even dragons have drawn out the breast, They have suckled their young ones, The daughter of my people is become cruel, Like the ostriches in a wilderness.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
תּנּים תּנּין 
Tanniyn 
Usage: 23

the breast
שׁד שׁד 
Shad 
Usage: 24

ינק 
Yanaq 
Usage: 31

גּר גּוּר 
Guwr 
Usage: 7

the daughter
בּת 
Bath 
Usage: 587

of my people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

אכזר 
'akzar 
Usage: 4

יען 
Ya`en 
Usage: 3

Context Readings

Zion Is Punished

2 Though the precious people of Zion were like fine gold, how they are valued like clay vessels, the handiwork of a potter! 3 Even wild animals nurse, suckling their young; but the women of my people are cruel, like ostriches in the wilderness. 4 The nursing child's tongue cleaves to its palate from thirst. Young children beg for bread, but no one gives them any.


Cross References

Isaiah 49:15

"Can a woman forget her nursing child, or have no compassion for the child of her womb? Even these mothers may forget; But as for me, I'll never forget you!

Ezekiel 5:10

Fathers will eat their children in your midst. After this, your sons will eat their fathers as I carry out my sentence against you and scatter your survivors to the winds!'

Leviticus 26:29

At that time, you'll eat the flesh of your sons and you'll eat the flesh of your daughters.

Deuteronomy 28:52-57

They'll besiege all your cities until your high and fortified walls in which you have trusted collapse throughout the land. Indeed, they will besiege all your cities, which the LORD your God gave you."

2 Kings 6:26-29

While the king of Israel was walking along the city wall, a woman cried out to him. "Help me, your majesty!" she said.

Job 39:13-16

"The wings of the ostrich flap joyously, but aren't its pinions and feathers like the stork?

Jeremiah 19:9

I'll cause them to eat the flesh of their sons and daughters, and people will eat the flesh of their neighbors in the siege and in the distress to which their enemies and those seeking their lives will subject them."'"

Lamentations 2:20

Look, LORD, and take note: To whom have you done this? Should women eat their offspring, the children they have cuddled? Should priests and prophets be slain in the sanctuary of the Lord?

Lamentations 4:10

With their own hands, compassionate women boil their own children they become their food when my beloved people were destroyed.

Luke 23:28-29

But Jesus turned to them and said, "Women of Jerusalem, stop crying for me. Instead, cry for yourselves and for your children,

Romans 1:31

foolish, faithless, heartless, and ruthless.

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