Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

We get our bread at the peril of our lives, because of the sword of the wilderness.

New American Standard Bible

We get our bread at the risk of our lives
Because of the sword in the wilderness.

King James Version

We gat our bread with the peril of our lives because of the sword of the wilderness.

Holman Bible

We secure our food at the risk of our lives
because of the sword in the wilderness.

International Standard Version

We risk our lives to obtain our food, facing death in the desert.

American Standard Version

We get our bread at the peril of our lives, Because of the sword of the wilderness.

Amplified


We get our bread at the risk of our lives
Because of the sword [of the Arabs] in the wilderness [who may attack if we go out to harvest the crop].

Bible in Basic English

We put our lives in danger to get our bread, because of the sword of the waste land.

Darby Translation

We have to get our bread at the risk of our lives, because of the sword of the wilderness.

Julia Smith Translation

With our souls we shall bring our bread from the face of the sword of the desert

King James 2000

We got our bread at the peril of our lives because of the sword in the wilderness.

Lexham Expanded Bible

{We risk our life for food} because of the sword of the desert.

Modern King James verseion

We bring in our bread with our souls, because of the sword of the wilderness.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

We must get our living with the peril of our lives because of the drought of the wilderness.

NET Bible

At the risk of our lives we get our food because robbers lurk in the countryside.

New Heart English Bible

We get our bread at the peril of our lives, because of the sword in the wilderness.

The Emphasized Bible

At the risk of our life, do we bring in our bread, because of the sword of the desert.

Webster

We procured our bread with the peril of our lives, because of the sword of the wilderness.

World English Bible

We get our bread at the peril of our lives, Because of the sword of the wilderness.

Youngs Literal Translation

With our lives we bring in our bread, Because of the sword of the wilderness.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
We gat

come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

with the peril of our lives
נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

of the sword
חרב 
Chereb 
Usage: 413

Verse Info

Context Readings

A Request For Mercy

8 Servants rule over us. There is none to deliver us out of their hand. 9 We get our bread at the peril of our lives, because of the sword of the wilderness. 10 Our skin is black like an oven, because of the burning heat of famine.


Cross References

Jeremiah 40:9-12

And Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan swore to them and to their men, saying, Fear not to serve the Chaldeans. Dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon, and it shall be well with you.

Judges 6:11

And the agent of LORD came, and sat under the oak which was in Ophrah that pertained to Joash the Abiezrite. And his son Gideon was beating out wheat in the winepress, to hide it from the Midianites.

2 Samuel 23:17

And he said, Be it far from me, O LORD, that I should do this, [to drink] the blood of the men who went in jeopardy of their lives? Therefore he would not drink it. These things the three mighty men did.

Jeremiah 41:1-10

Now it came to pass in the seventh month, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, the son of Elishama, of the seed royal and [one of] the chief officers of the king, and ten men with him, came to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam to Mizpah, an

Jeremiah 41:18

because of the Chaldeans, for they were afraid of them because Ishmael the son of Nethaniah had slain Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, whom the king of Babylon made governor over the land.

Jeremiah 42:14

saying, No, but we will go into the land of Egypt, where we shall see no war, nor hear the sound of the trumpet, nor have hunger of bread, and we will dwell there--

Jeremiah 42:16

then it shall come to pass, that the sword, which ye fear, shall overtake you there in the land of Egypt, and the famine, of which ye are afraid, shall follow hard after you there in Egypt, and there ye shall die.

Ezekiel 4:16-17

Moreover he said to me, Son of man, behold, I will break the staff of bread in Jerusalem, and they shall eat bread by weight, and with fearfulness, and they shall drink water by measure, and in dismay,

Ezekiel 12:18-19

Son of man, eat thy bread with quaking, and drink thy water with trembling and with fearfulness.

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