Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

You have increased your traders more than the stars of heaven—
The creeping locust strips and flies away.

King James Version

Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven: the cankerworm spoileth, and flieth away.

Holman Bible

You have made your merchants
more numerous than the stars of the sky.
The young locust strips the land
and flies away.

International Standard Version

You added to your inventory of businessmen they number more than the stars of heaven. The creeping locust sheds its skin and flies away.

A Conservative Version

Thou have multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven. The canker-worm ravages, and flees away.

American Standard Version

Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven: the canker-worm ravageth, and fleeth away.

Amplified


You have increased your traders more than the [visible] stars of heaven—
The creeping locust strips and destroys and then flies away.

Bible in Basic English

Let your traders be increased more than the stars of heaven:

Darby Translation

Thou hast multiplied thy merchants more than the stars of the heavens; the cankerworm spreadeth himself out and flieth away.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven; the cankerworm spoils and flies away.

Julia Smith Translation

Thou didst multiply thy traffics above the stars of the heavens: the feeder spread out and it will fly away.

King James 2000

You have multiplied your merchants more than the stars of heaven: the locust plunders, and flies away.

Lexham Expanded Bible

You have increased your merchants more than the stars of heaven; [like] the locust they will shed [their skin] and fly away.

Modern King James verseion

You have multiplied your merchants above the stars of heaven; the locust larvae shall strip off and fly away.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Thy merchants have been numbered with the stars of heaven: but now shall they spread abroad as the locusts, and flee their way.

NET Bible

Increase your merchants more than the stars of heaven! They are like the young locust which sheds its skin and flies away.

New Heart English Bible

You have increased your merchants more than the stars of the skies. The grasshopper strips, and flees away.

The Emphasized Bible

Though thou have multiplied thy foot-soldiers beyond the stars of the heavens, the grass locust, hath stript itself and flown away!

Webster

Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven: the canker-worm spoileth, and flieth away.

World English Bible

You have increased your merchants more than the stars of the skies. The grasshopper strips, and flees away.

Youngs Literal Translation

Multiply thy merchants above the stars of the heavens, The cankerworm hath stripped off, and doth flee away.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
רכל 
Rakal 
Usage: 17

כּוכב 
Kowkab 
Usage: 37

of heaven
שׁמה שׁמים 
Shamayim 
Usage: 420

ילק 
Yekeq 
Usage: 9

Context Readings

Nineveh's Defenders Will Flee

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. 16 You have increased your traders more than the stars of heaven—
The creeping locust strips and flies away.
17 Your guardsmen are like the swarming locust Your marshals are like hordes of grasshoppers Settling in the stone walls on a cold day. The sun rises and they flee, And the place where they are is not known.



Cross References

Genesis 15:5

And He took him outside and said, "Now look toward the heavens, and count the stars, if you are able to count them " And He said to him, "So shall your descendants be."

Genesis 22:17

indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your seed shall possess the gate of their enemies.

Nehemiah 9:23

"You made their sons numerous as the stars of heaven, And You brought them into the land Which You had told their fathers to enter and possess.

Jeremiah 33:22

'As the host of heaven cannot be counted and the sand of the sea cannot be measured, so I will multiply the descendants of David My servant and the Levites who minister to Me.'"



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