Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

In that day shall they take up a parable against you, and lament with a doleful lamentation, and'say, We are utterly ruined: he changeth the portion of my people: how doth he remove it from me! to the rebellious he divideth our fields.

New American Standard Bible

“On that day they will take up against you a taunt
And utter a bitter lamentation and say,
‘We are completely destroyed!
He exchanges the portion of my people;
How He removes it from me!
To the apostate He apportions our fields.’

King James Version

In that day shall one take up a parable against you, and lament with a doleful lamentation, and say, We be utterly spoiled: he hath changed the portion of my people: how hath he removed it from me! turning away he hath divided our fields.

Holman Bible

In that day one will take up a taunt against you,
and lament mournfully, saying,
“We are totally ruined!
He measures out the allotted land of my people.
How He removes it from me!
He allots our fields to traitors.”

International Standard Version

"When this happens, someone will compose a proverb about you, lamenting sorrowfully, "We are completely ruined! He has given my people's heritage to others. How he has removed it from me, dividing up our fields!'

A Conservative Version

In that day they shall take up a parable against you, and lament with a doleful lamentation. [And] say, We are utterly ruined. He changes the portion of my people. How he removes [it] from me! He divides our fields to the rebelliou

Amplified


“On that day they shall take up a [taunting, deriding] parable against you
And wail with a doleful and bitter song of mourning and say,
‘We are completely destroyed!
God exchanges the inheritance of my people;
How He removes it from me!
He divides our fields to the rebellious [our captors].’

Bible in Basic English

In that day this saying will be said about you, and this song of grief will be made: The heritage of my people is measured out, and there is no one to give it back; those who have made us prisoners have taken our fields from us, and complete destruction has come to us.

Darby Translation

In that day shall they take up a proverb concerning you, and lament with a doleful lamentation, and say, We are utterly spoiled: he hath changed the portion of my people: how hath he removed it from me! He hath distributed our fields to the rebellious.

Julia Smith Translation

In that day a parable shall be lifted up against you, and a wailing of a wailing was wailed, saying, Being laid waste, we shall be laid waste: he will exchange a portion of my people: how he will remove to me; for turning away, he will divide our fields.

King James 2000

In that day shall one take up a parable against you, and lament with a doleful lamentation, and say, We are utterly ruined: he has changed the portion of my people: how he has removed it from me! turning away he has divided our fields.

Lexham Expanded Bible

In that day they will raise a proverb against you, and will wail a bitter wailing, saying, "We are utterly ruined; he exchanges [the] portion of my people. How he removes [it] from me; he apportions our field to an apostate."

Modern King James verseion

In that day one shall take up a parable against you and mourn a mourning of mournings, saying, We shall be completely laid waste. He has exchanged the share of my people. How He has removed it from me! To the apostate He has divided our fields.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

In that day shall this term be used, and a mourning shall be made over you on this manner, "We be utterly desolate, the portion of my people is translated. When will he part unto us the land, that he hath taken from us?"

NET Bible

In that day people will sing this taunt song to you -- they will mock you with this lament: 'We are completely destroyed; they sell off the property of my people. How they remove it from me! They assign our fields to the conqueror.'

New Heart English Bible

In that day they will take up a parable against you, and lament with a doleful lamentation, saying, 'We are utterly ruined. My people's possession is divided up. Indeed he takes it from me and assigns our fields to traitors.'"

The Emphasized Bible

In that day, shall one take up against you a by-word, and lament a lamentable lamentation, saying - we are made, utterly desolate, the portion of my people, he passeth to others, - How doth he set me aside! To an apostate, our fields, doth he apportion.

Webster

In that day shall one take up a parable against you, and lament with a grievous lamentation, and say, We are utterly wasted: he hath changed the portion of my people: how hath he removed it from me! turning away he hath divided our fields.

World English Bible

In that day they will take up a parable against you, and lament with a doleful lamentation, saying, 'We are utterly ruined! My people's possession is divided up. Indeed he takes it from me and assigns our fields to traitors!'"

Youngs Literal Translation

In that day doth one take up for you a simile, And he hath wailed a wailing of woe, He hath said, We have been utterly spoiled, The portion of my people He doth change, How doth He move toward me! To the backslider our fields He apportioneth.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
In that day
יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

נסה נשׂא 
Nasa' 
Usage: 653

משׁל 
Mashal 
Usage: 39

נהה 
Nahah 
Usage: 3

with a doleful
נהיה 
Nihyah 
Usage: 1

נהי 
N@hiy 
Usage: 7

and say

Usage: 0

We be utterly
שׁדד 
Shadad 
Usage: 57

שׁדד 
Shadad 
Usage: 57

מוּר 
Muwr 
Usage: 15

the portion
חלק 
Cheleq 
Usage: 67

of my people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

מוּשׁ 
Muwsh 
Usage: 20

it from me turning away
שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

References

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

Woe To The Oppressors Of God's People

3 Therefore thus saith Jehovah: Behold, against this family do I devise an evil, from which ye shall not remove your necks, neither shall ye walk haughtily; for it is an evil time. 4 In that day shall they take up a parable against you, and lament with a doleful lamentation, and'say, We are utterly ruined: he changeth the portion of my people: how doth he remove it from me! to the rebellious he divideth our fields. 5 Therefore thou shalt have none that shall cast the line by lot in the assembly of Jehovah.


Cross References

Habakkuk 2:6

Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, Woe to him that increaseth that which is not his! how long? and that ladeth himself with pledges!

Numbers 23:7

And he took up his parable, and said, From Aram hath Balak brought me, The king of Moab from the mountains of the East: Come, curse me Jacob, And come, defy Israel.

Isaiah 6:11

Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until cities be waste without inhabitant, and houses without man, and the land become utterly waste,

Isaiah 24:3

The earth shall be utterly emptied, and utterly laid waste; for Jehovah hath spoken this word.

Jeremiah 9:10

For the mountains will I take up a weeping and wailing, and for the pastures of the wilderness a lamentation, because they are burned up, so that none passeth through; neither can men hear the voice of the cattle; both the birds of the heavens and the beasts are fled, they are gone.

Jeremiah 9:17-21

Thus saith Jehovah of hosts, Consider ye, and call for the mourning women, that they may come; and send for the skilful women, that they may come:

Micah 1:15

I will yet bring unto thee, O inhabitant of Mareshah, him that shall possess thee: the glory of Israel shall come even unto Adullam.

Numbers 23:18

And he took up his parable, and said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; Hearken unto me, thou son of Zippor:

Numbers 24:3

And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor saith, And the man whose eye was closed saith;

Numbers 24:15

And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor saith, And the man whose eye was closed saith;

Deuteronomy 28:29

and thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and robbed alway, and there shall be none to save thee.

2 Samuel 1:17

And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son:

2 Kings 17:23-24

until Jehovah removed Israel out of his sight, as he spake by all his servants the prophets. So Israel was carried away out of their own land to Assyria unto this day.

2 Chronicles 35:25

And Jeremiah lamented for Josiah: and all the singing men and singing women spake of Josiah in their lamentations unto this day; and they made them an ordinance in Israel: and, behold, they are written in the lamentations.

2 Chronicles 36:20-21

And them that had escaped from the sword carried he away to Babylon; and they were servants to him and his sons until the reign of the kingdom of Persia:

Job 27:1

And Job again took up his parable, and said,

Isaiah 14:4

that thou shalt take up this parable against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!

Isaiah 63:17-18

O Jehovah, why dost thou make us to err from thy ways, and hardenest our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants'sake, the tribes of thine inheritance.

Jeremiah 4:13

Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his chariots'shall be as the whirlwind: his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe unto us! for we are ruined.

Jeremiah 14:18

If I go forth into the field, then, behold, the slain with the sword! and if I enter into the city, then, behold, they that are sick with famine! for both the prophet and the priest go about in the land, and have no knowledge.

Jeremiah 25:9-11

behold, I will send and take all the families of the north, saith Jehovah, and I will send unto Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and will bring them against this land, and against the inhabitants thereof, and against all these nations round about; and I will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, and a hissing, and perpetual desolations.

Lamentations 1:1-5

How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! She is become as a widow, that was great among the nations! She that was a princess among the provinces is become tributary!

Ezekiel 2:10

And he spread it before me: and it was written within and without; and there were written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe.

Ezekiel 16:44

Behold, every one that useth proverbs shall use this proverb against thee, saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter.

Joel 1:8

Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth.

Joel 1:13

Gird yourselves with sackcloth , and lament, ye priests; wail, ye ministers of the altar; come, lie all night in sackcloth, ye ministers of my God: for the meal-offering and the drink-offering are withholden from the house of your God.

Amos 5:1

Hear ye this word which I take up for a lamentation over you, O house of Israel.

Amos 5:17

And in all vineyards shall be wailing; for I will pass through the midst of thee, saith Jehovah.

Micah 2:10

Arise ye, and depart; for this is not your resting-place; because of uncleanness that destroyeth, even with a grievous destruction.

Zephaniah 1:2

I will utterly consume all things from off the face of the ground, saith Jehovah.

Mark 12:12

And they sought to lay hold on him; and they feared the multitude; for they perceived that he spake the parable against them: and they left him, and went away.

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