Parallel Verses

Amplified

Woe to (alas for) you who are full now (completely filled, luxuriously gorged and satiated), for you shall hunger and suffer want! Woe to (alas for) you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep and wail!

New American Standard Bible

"Woe to you who are well-fed now, for you shall be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep.

King James Version

Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.

Holman Bible

Woe to you who are now full,
for you will be hungry.
Woe to you who are now laughing,
for you will mourn and weep.

International Standard Version

How terrible it will be for you who are full now, because you will be hungry! How terrible it will be for you who are laughing now, because you will mourn and cry!

A Conservative Version

Woe to you who are filled now, because ye will hunger. Woe to you who laugh now, because ye will mourn and weep.

American Standard Version

Woe unto you, ye that are full now! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you , ye that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.

An Understandable Version

It is too bad for you people who have plenty to eat now, because you will be hungry [later on]. It is too bad for you people who are laughing now, because you will grieve and cry [later on].

Anderson New Testament

Alas for you that are full! for you shall be hungry. Alas for you that laugh now! for you shall mourn and weep.

Bible in Basic English

Unhappy are you who are full of food now: for you will be in need. Unhappy are you who are laughing now: for you will be crying in sorrow.

Common New Testament

Woe to you who are full now, for you shall hunger. Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep.

Daniel Mace New Testament

wo unto you that are full: for you shall be in want. wo unto you that indulge in present pleasure: for mourning and sorrow shall attend you.

Darby Translation

Woe to you that are filled, for ye shall hunger. Woe to you who laugh now, for ye shall mourn and weep.

Godbey New Testament

Woe unto you who are full! because you shall hunger. Woe unto you who are now laughing because you shall weep and mourn.

Goodspeed New Testament

"Alas for you who have plenty to eat now, for you will be hungry! "Alas for you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep!

John Wesley New Testament

Wo to you that are full; for ye shall hunger: wo to you that laugh now; for ye shall mourn and weep.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.

Julia Smith Translation

Woe to you having been filled for ye shall hunger. Woe to you laughing now! for ye shall grieve and weep.

King James 2000

Woe unto you that are full! for you shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for you shall mourn and weep.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Woe to you who are satisfied now, because you will be hungry. Woe, you who laugh now, because you will mourn and weep.

Modern King James verseion

Woe to you who are full! For you shall hunger. Woe to you who laugh now! For you shall mourn and weep.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Woe be to you that are full: for ye shall hunger. Woe be to you that now laugh: for ye shall wail, and weep.

Moffatt New Testament

Woe to you who have your fill to-day! you will be hungry. Woe to you who laugh to-day! you will wail and weep.

Montgomery New Testament

"Woe unto you who are full now! For you shall suffer hunger. "Woe to you who are laughing now! For you shall wail and weep.

NET Bible

"Woe to you who are well satisfied with food now, for you will be hungry. "Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep.

New Heart English Bible

Woe to you, you who are full now, for you will be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep.

Noyes New Testament

Woe to you that are full now! for ye will hunger. Woe to you that laugh now! for ye will mourn and weep.

Sawyer New Testament

Woe to you full! for you shall be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now! for you shall mourn and weep.

The Emphasized Bible

Alas! for you, ye who are filled full now, for ye shall hunger. Alas! ye that laugh now, for ye shall mourn and weep.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Wo unto you who are full! for ye shall hunger. Wo unto you who laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Alas for you who are sated now, for you will hunger. Alas for you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep.

Webster

Woe to you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe to you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.

Weymouth New Testament

"Alas for you who now have plenty to eat, because you will be hungry! "Alas for you who laugh now, because you will mourn and weep aloud!

Williams New Testament

A curse on you who live in luxury now, for you will be hungry. A curse on you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep.

World English Bible

Woe to you, you who are full now, for you will be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep.

Worrell New Testament

"Woe to you who are filled now; because ye shall hunger! "Woe to you who are laughing now; because ye shall mourn and weep!

Worsley New Testament

Wo unto you that are full; for ye shall be hungry. Wo unto you that laugh now: for ye shall mourn and weep.

Youngs Literal Translation

Woe to you who have been filled -- because ye shall hunger. 'Woe to you who are laughing now -- because ye shall mourn and weep.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Woe
οὐαί 
Ouai 
οὐαί 
Ouai 
Usage: 14
Usage: 14

ὑμῖν 
Humin 
ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you, ye, your, not tr,
you, ye, your, not tr,
Usage: 293
Usage: 293

ἐμπίπλημι ἐμπλήθω 
Empiplemi 
fill, be full
Usage: 4

for
ὅτι 
Hoti 
ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764
Usage: 764

πεινάω 
Peinao 
hunger, be an hungred, be hungry, hungry
Usage: 12

γελάω 
Gelao 
Usage: 0

now
νῦν 
Nun 
Usage: 102

πενθέω 
Pentheo 
Usage: 7

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

Context Readings

Happiness And Sorrow

24 But woe to (alas for) you who are rich ( abounding in material resources), for you already are receiving your consolation (the solace and sense of strengthening and cheer that come from prosperity) and have taken and enjoyed your comfort in full [having nothing left to be awarded you]. 25 Woe to (alas for) you who are full now (completely filled, luxuriously gorged and satiated), for you shall hunger and suffer want! Woe to (alas for) you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep and wail! 26 Woe to (alas for) you when everyone speaks fairly and handsomely of you and praises you, for even so their forefathers did to the false prophets.



Cross References

Isaiah 65:13

Therefore thus says the Lord God: Behold, My servants shall eat, but you shall be hungry; behold, My servants shall drink, but you shall be thirsty; behold, My servants shall rejoice, but you shall be put to shame.

Proverbs 14:13

Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful, and the end of mirth is heaviness and grief.

James 4:9

[As you draw near to God] be deeply penitent and grieve, even weep [over your disloyalty]. Let your laughter be turned to grief and your mirth to dejection and heartfelt shame [for your sins].

Deuteronomy 6:11-12

And houses full of all good things which you did not fill, and cisterns hewn out which you did not hew, and vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant, and when you eat and are full,

1 Samuel 2:5

Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread, but those who were hungry have ceased to hunger. The barren has borne seven, but she who has many children languishes and is forlorn.

Job 20:5-7

That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the godless and defiled is but for a moment?

Job 21:11-13

They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children skip about.

Psalm 22:6-7

But I am a worm, and no man; I am the scorn of men, and despised by the people.

Psalm 49:19

He will go to the generation of his fathers, who will nevermore see the light.

Proverbs 30:9

Lest I be full and deny You and say, Who is the Lord? Or lest I be poor and steal, and so profane the name of my God.

Ecclesiastes 2:2

I said of laughter, It is mad, and of pleasure, What does it accomplish?

Ecclesiastes 7:3

Sorrow is better than laughter, for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better and gains gladness.

Ecclesiastes 7:6

For like the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool. This also is vanity (emptiness, falsity, and futility)!

Isaiah 8:21

And they [who consult mediums and wizards] shall pass through [the land] sorely distressed and hungry; and when they are hungry, they will fret, and will curse by their king and their God; and whether they look upward

Isaiah 9:20

They snatch in discord on the right hand, but are still hungry [their cruelty not diminished]; and they devour and destroy on the left hand, but are not satisfied. Each devours and destroys his own flesh [and blood] or his neighbor's.

Isaiah 21:3-4

Therefore are my [Isaiah's] loins filled with anguish, pangs have seized me like the pangs of a woman in childbirth; I am bent and pained so that I cannot hear, I am dismayed so that I cannot see.

Isaiah 24:7-12

The new wine mourns, the vine languishes; all the merrymakers sigh.

Isaiah 28:7

But even these reel from wine and stagger from strong drink: the priest and the prophet reel from strong drink; they are confused from wine, they stagger and are gone astray through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble when pronouncing judgment.

Daniel 5:4-6

They drank wine and praised the gods of gold and silver, of bronze, iron, wood, and stone.

Amos 8:10

And I will turn your feasts into mourning and all your songs into lamentation, and I will cause sackcloth to be put upon all loins and baldness [for mourning] shall come on every head; and I will make that time as the mourning for an only son, and the end of it as a bitter day.

Nahum 1:10

For [the Ninevites] are as bundles of thorn branches [for fuel], and even while drowned in their drunken [carousing] they shall be consumed like stubble fully dry [in the day of the Lord's wrath].

Matthew 22:11-13

But when the king came in to view the guests, he looked intently at a man there who had on no wedding garment.

Luke 8:53

And they laughed Him to scorn, knowing full well that she was dead.

Luke 12:20

But God said to him, You fool! This very night they [the messengers of God] will demand your soul of you; and all the things that you have prepared, whose will they be?

Luke 13:28

There will be weeping and grinding of teeth when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves being cast forth (banished, driven away).

Luke 16:14-15

Now the Pharisees, who were covetous and lovers of money, heard all these things [taken together], and they began to sneer at and ridicule and scoff at Him.

Ephesians 5:4

Let there be no filthiness (obscenity, indecency) nor foolish and sinful (silly and corrupt) talk, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting or becoming; but instead voice your thankfulness [to God].

Philippians 4:12-13

I know how to be abased and live humbly in straitened circumstances, and I know also how to enjoy plenty and live in abundance. I have learned in any and all circumstances the secret of facing every situation, whether well-fed or going hungry, having a sufficiency and enough to spare or going without and being in want.

1 Thessalonians 5:3

When people are saying, All is well and secure, and, There is peace and safety, then in a moment unforeseen destruction (ruin and death) will come upon them as suddenly as labor pains come upon a woman with child; and they shall by no means escape, for there will be no escape.

Revelation 3:17

For you say, I am rich; I have prospered and grown wealthy, and I am in need of nothing; and you do not realize and understand that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.

Revelation 18:7-11

To the degree that she glorified herself and reveled in her wantonness [living deliciously and luxuriously], to that measure impose on her torment and anguish and tears and mourning. Since in her heart she boasts, I am not a widow; as a queen [on a throne] I sit, and I shall never see suffering or experience sorrow -- "

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