Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Draw for yourself water for the siege!
Strengthen your fortifications!
Go into the clay and tread the mortar!
Take hold of the brick mold!

King James Version

Draw thee waters for the siege, fortify thy strong holds: go into clay, and tread the morter, make strong the brickkiln.

Holman Bible

Draw water for the siege;
strengthen your fortresses.
Step into the clay and tread the mortar;
take hold of the brick-mold!

International Standard Version

"Draw water, because a siege is coming! Strengthen your fortresses! Make the clay good and strong! Mix the mortar! Go get your brick molds!

A Conservative Version

Draw thee water for the siege. Strengthen thy fortresses. Go into the clay, and tread the mortar. Make strong the brick kiln.

American Standard Version

Draw thee water for the siege; strengthen thy fortresses; go into the clay, and tread the mortar; make strong the brickkiln.

Amplified


Draw water for a [long, continued] siege!
Strengthen your fortresses!
Go down to the clay pits, trample the mortar!
Prepare the brick kiln [to burn bricks for the rampart]!

Bible in Basic English

Get water for the time when you are shut in, make strong your towns: go into the potter's earth, stamping it down with your feet, make strong the brickworks.

Darby Translation

Draw thee water for the siege, strengthen thy fortresses; go into the clay, and tread the mortar, make strong the brick-kiln.

Julia Smith Translation

Draw the water of the siege to thee, strengthen thy fortresses go into clay, tread upon the clay, hold fast from the brick.

King James 2000

Draw your water for the siege, fortify your strongholds: go into the clay, and tread the mortar, make strong the brick kiln.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Draw water for a siege! Strengthen your fortifications! Go to the mud [pit]! Trample the clay! Grasp the brick mold!

Modern King James verseion

Draw waters for the siege; fortify your strongholds; go into the clay, and tread the mortar; make the brick mold strong.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Draw water now against thou be besieged, make up thy strongholds, go into the clay, temper the mortar, make strong brick:

NET Bible

Draw yourselves water for a siege! Strengthen your fortifications! Trample the mud and tread the clay! Make mud bricks to strengthen your walls!

New Heart English Bible

Draw water for the siege. Strengthen your fortresses. Go into the clay, and tread the mortar. Make the brick kiln strong.

The Emphasized Bible

Siege-water, draw for thyself, strengthen thy fortresses, - go into the clay, and tread thou the mortar, make strong the brick.

Webster

Draw thee waters for the siege, fortify thy strong holds: go into clay, and tread the mortar, make strong the brick-kiln.

World English Bible

Draw water for the siege. Strengthen your fortresses. Go into the clay, and tread the mortar. Make the brick kiln strong.

Youngs Literal Translation

Waters of a siege draw for thyself, Strengthen thy fortresses, Enter into mire, and tread on clay, Make strong a brick-kiln.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁאב 
Sha'ab 
Usage: 19

for the siege
מצוּר מצור 
Matsowr 
Usage: 26

מבצרה מבצר 
Mibtsar 
Usage: 37

go

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

טיט 
Tiyt 
Usage: 13

and tread
רמס 
Ramac 
Usage: 19

the morter
חמר 
Chomer 
Usage: 31

References

American

Easton

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

Nineveh's Defenses Will Fail

13 Behold, your people are women in your midst!
The gates of your land are opened wide to your enemies;
Fire consumes your gate bars.
14 Draw for yourself water for the siege!
Strengthen your fortifications!
Go into the clay and tread the mortar!
Take hold of the brick mold!
15 There fire will consume you,
The sword will cut you down;
It will consume you as the locust does.
Multiply yourself like the creeping locust,
Multiply yourself like the swarming locust.



Cross References

Nahum 2:1

The one who scatters has come up against you.
Man the fortress, watch the road;
Strengthen your back, summon all your strength.

2 Chronicles 32:3-4

he decided with his officers and his warriors to cut off the supply of water from the springs which were outside the city, and they helped him.

2 Chronicles 32:11

Is not Hezekiah misleading you to give yourselves over to die by hunger and by thirst, saying, “The Lord our God will deliver us from the hand of the king of Assyria”?

Isaiah 8:9

Be broken, O peoples, and be shattered;
And give ear, all remote places of the earth.
Gird yourselves, yet be shattered;
Gird yourselves, yet be shattered.

Isaiah 22:9-11

And you saw that the breaches
In the wall of the city of David were many;
And you collected the waters of the lower pool.

Isaiah 37:25

‘I dug wells and drank waters,
And with the sole of my feet I dried up
All the rivers of Egypt.’

Jeremiah 46:3-4

Line up the shield and buckler,
And draw near for the battle!

Jeremiah 46:9

Go up, you horses, and drive madly, you chariots,
That the mighty men may march forward:
Ethiopia and Put, that handle the shield,
And the Lydians, that handle and bend the bow.

Joel 3:9-11

Proclaim this among the nations:
Prepare a war; rouse the mighty men!
Let all the soldiers draw near, let them come up!

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