Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Their appearance is blacker than soot, They are not recognized in the streets; Their skin is shriveled on their bones, It is withered, it has become like wood.

King James Version

Their visage is blacker than a coal; they are not known in the streets: their skin cleaveth to their bones; it is withered, it is become like a stick.

Holman Bible

[Now] they appear darker than soot; they are not recognized in the streets. Their skin has shriveled on their bones; it has become dry like wood.

International Standard Version

Now their faces are blacker than coal; they are unrecognized in the streets. Their skin clings to their bones; it has become dry like a stick.

A Conservative Version

Their visage is blacker than a coal. They are not known in the streets. Their skin clings to their bones. It is withered. It has become like a stick.

American Standard Version

Their visage is blacker than a coal; they are not known in the streets: Their skin cleaveth to their bones; it is withered, it is become like a stick.

Amplified

[Prolonged famine has made] them look blacker than soot and darkness; they are not recognized in the streets. Their skin clings to their bones; it is withered and it has become [dry] like a stick.

Bible in Basic English

Their face is blacker than night; in the streets no one has knowledge of them: their skin is hanging on their bones, they are dry, they have become like wood.

Darby Translation

Their visage is darker than blackness, they are not known in the streets; their skin cleaveth to their bones, it is withered, it is become like a stick.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Cheth Their visage is blacker than a coal; they are not known in the streets; their skin cleaves to their bones; it is withered; it is dry like a stick.

Julia Smith Translation

Their form dark above blackness; they were not known in the streets: their skin adhered to their bones; it was dried up, it was as wood.

King James 2000

Their appearance is now blacker than coal; they are not known in the streets: their skin cleaves to their bones; it is withered, it has become like a dry stick.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[Now] their appearance is blacker than soot, they are not recognized in the streets; their skin has shriveled on their bones, it has become dry like wood.

Modern King James verseion

Their appearance is blacker than soot; they are not recognized in the streets; their skin has shriveled on their bones; it is dried up; it has become like wood.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

{Khet} But now their faces are very black: Insomuch, that thou shouldest not know them in the streets. Their skin cleaveth to their bones; It is withered, and become like a dry stock.

NET Bible

(Khet) Now their appearance is darker than soot; they are not recognized in the streets. Their skin has shriveled on their bones; it is dried up, like tree bark.

New Heart English Bible

They appear darker than soot; they are not known in the streets. Their skin cleaves to their bones; it is withered and has become as dry as a stick.

The Emphasized Bible

Darker than a coal, is their visage, They are not known in the streets - Their skin shrivelleth on their bones, is withered, become like a stick.

Webster

Their visage is blacker than a coal; they are not known in the streets: their skin cleaveth to their bones; it is withered, it is become like a stick.

World English Bible

Their appearance is blacker than a coal; they are not known in the streets: Their skin clings to their bones; it is withered, it is become like a stick.

Youngs Literal Translation

Darker than blackness hath been their visage, They have not been known in out-places, Cleaved hath their skin unto their bone, It hath withered -- it hath been as wood.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
תּאר 
To'ar 
Usage: 15

is blacker
חשׁך 
Chashak 
Usage: 17

שׁחור 
Sh@chowr 
Usage: 1

they are not known
נכר 
Nakar 
Usage: 49

in the streets
חץ חוּץ 
Chuwts 
Usage: 164

עור 
`owr 
Usage: 99

צפד 
Tsaphad 
Usage: 1

עצם 
`etsem 
Usage: 126

it is withered
יבשׁ 
Yabesh 
Usage: 69

Context Readings

Zion Is Punished

7 Her consecrated ones were purer than snow, They were whiter than milk; They were more ruddy in body than corals, Their polishing was like lapis lazuli. 8 Their appearance is blacker than soot, They are not recognized in the streets; Their skin is shriveled on their bones, It is withered, it has become like wood. 9 Better are those slain with the sword Than those slain with hunger; For they pine away, being stricken For lack of the fruits of the field.


Cross References

Job 30:30

"My skin turns black on me, And my bones burn with fever.

Psalm 102:3-5

For my days have been consumed in smoke, And my bones have been scorched like a hearth.

Lamentations 5:10

Our skin has become as hot as an oven, Because of the burning heat of famine.

Job 19:20

"My bone clings to my skin and my flesh, And I have escaped only by the skin of my teeth.

Psalm 119:83

Though I have become like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget Your statutes.

Ruth 1:19-20

So they both went until they came to Bethlehem. And when they had come to Bethlehem, all the city was stirred because of them, and the women said, "Is this Naomi?"

Job 2:12

When they lifted up their eyes at a distance and did not recognize him, they raised their voices and wept. And each of them tore his robe and they threw dust over their heads toward the sky.

Job 30:17-19

"At night it pierces my bones within me, And my gnawing pains take no rest.

Job 33:21

"His flesh wastes away from sight, And his bones which were not seen stick out.

Psalm 32:4

For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; My vitality was drained away as with the fever heat of summer. Selah.

Psalm 38:3

There is no soundness in my flesh because of Your indignation; There is no health in my bones because of my sin.

Psalm 102:11

My days are like a lengthened shadow, And I wither away like grass.

Isaiah 52:14

Just as many were astonished at you, My people, So His appearance was marred more than any man And His form more than the sons of men.

Lamentations 4:1-2

How dark the gold has become, How the pure gold has changed! The sacred stones are poured out At the corner of every street.

Joel 2:6

Before them the people are in anguish; All faces turn pale.

Nahum 2:10

She is emptied! Yes, she is desolate and waste! Hearts are melting and knees knocking! Also anguish is in the whole body And all their faces are grown pale!

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