Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Our young men must grind grain with a millstone; our youths stumble under the weight of wood.

New American Standard Bible

Young men worked at the grinding mill, And youths stumbled under loads of wood.

King James Version

They took the young men to grind, and the children fell under the wood.

Holman Bible

Young men labor at millstones;
boys stumble under loads of wood.

A Conservative Version

The young men bore the mill, and the sons stumbled under the wood.

American Standard Version

The young men bare the mill; And the children stumbled under the wood.

Amplified

Young men carried millstones, and boys fell [staggering] under [burdens of] wood.

Bible in Basic English

The young men were crushing the grain, and the boys were falling under the wood.

Darby Translation

The young men have borne the mill, and the youths have stumbled under the wood.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

They took the young men to grind, and the children fell under the wood.

Julia Smith Translation

They took away the chosen ones to grind, and the young men were weak in the wood.

King James 2000

They took the young men to grind, and the children stagger under loads of wood.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Young men must carry a hand-mill and boys stumble under the wood.

Modern King James verseion

They took the young men to grind, and the youths stumbled at the wood.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

they have taken young men's lives from them, and the boys are hanged up upon trees.

NET Bible

The young men perform menial labor; boys stagger from their labor.

New Heart English Bible

The young men grind at the mill; the boys stagger under loads of wood.

The Emphasized Bible

Young men, a millstone, have lifted, and, youths, under wood, have staggered.

Webster

They took the young men to grind, and the children fell under the wood.

World English Bible

The young men bare the mill; The children stumbled under the wood.

Youngs Literal Translation

Young men to grind they have taken, And youths with wood have stumbled.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
נסה נשׂא 
Nasa' 
Usage: 653

the young men
בּחר בּחוּר 
Bachuwr 
Usage: 46

to grind
טחון 
T@chown 
Usage: 1

and the children
נער 
Na`ar 
Usage: 239

כּשׁל 
Kashal 
Usage: 62

Verse Info

Context Readings

A Request For Mercy

12 Princes they have hung by their hands; elders they have disrespected. 13 Our young men must grind grain with a millstone; our youths stumble under the weight of wood. 14 Our elders have ceased ruling at the gate; our young men have abandoned their music.


Cross References

Judges 16:21

Then the Philistines grabbed him, gouged out his eyes, brought him down to Gaza, tied him up in bronze chains, and made him grind grain in their prison.

Exodus 1:11

So the Egyptians placed supervisors over them, oppressing them with heavy burdens. The Israelis built the supply cities of Pithom and Rameses for Pharaoh.

Exodus 2:11

Years later, after Moses had grown up, he went out to his own people, and took notice of their heavy burdens. He saw an Egyptian beating up a Hebrew, one of his own people.

Exodus 11:5

and all the firstborn in the land of Egypt will die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sits on his throne to the firstborn of the slave girl who operatesthe hand mill, along with the firstborn of the animals.

Exodus 23:5

If you see your enemy's donkey lying helpless under its load, you must not abandon it; rather, you are certainly to return it to him.

Nehemiah 5:1-5

Now the people along with their spouses complained loudly against their fellow Jews,

Job 31:10

then let my wife cook for another person and may someone else sleep with her,

Isaiah 47:2

Take millstones and grind flour. Remove your veil, strip off your robes, bare your legs, and wade through the rivers.

Isaiah 58:6

Isn't this the fast that I have been choosing: to loose the bonds of injustice, and to untie the cords of the yoke, and to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke?

Matthew 23:4

They tie up burdens that are heavy and unbearable and lay them on people's shoulders, but they refuse to lift a finger to remove them.

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