Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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.

King James Version

Thy crowned are as the locusts, and thy captains as the great grasshoppers, which camp in the hedges in the cold day, but when the sun ariseth they flee away, and their place is not known where they are.

Holman Bible

Your court officials are like the swarming locust, and your scribes like clouds of locusts, which settle on the walls on a cold day; when the sun rises, they take off, and no one knows where they are.

International Standard Version

Your imperial guards are like the swarming grasshopper; your marshals are like hordes of grasshoppers, settling in the stone walls on a chilly day. The sun rises, and they flee away; no one knows where they went.

A Conservative Version

Thy rulers are as the locusts, and thy marshals as the swarms of grasshoppers, which encamp in the hedges in the cold day, but when the sun arises they flee away, and their place is not known where they are.

American Standard Version

Thy princes are as the locusts, and thy marshals as the swarms of grasshoppers, which encamp in the hedges in the cold day, but when the sun ariseth they flee away, and their place is not known where they are.

Amplified

Your princes are like the grasshoppers and your marshals like the swarms of locusts which encamp in the hedges on a cold day -- "but when the sun rises, they fly away, and no one knows where they are.

Bible in Basic English

Your crowned ones are like the locusts, and your scribes like the clouds of insects which take cover in the walls on a cold day, but when the sun comes up they go in flight, and are seen no longer in their place.

Darby Translation

Thy chosen men are as the locusts, and thy captains as swarms of grasshoppers, which camp in the hedges in the cold day: when the sun ariseth they flee away, and their place is not known where they are.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Thy princes shall be as the locusts and thy captains as the great grasshoppers which camp in the hedges in the cold day, but when the sun arises, they flee away, and it is not known where they were.

Julia Smith Translation

Thy devoted ones as the locust, and thy satraps as the locust of locusts encamping in the walls in a cold day; the sun arose and they fled away, and where his place he knew not

King James 2000

Your princes are like the locusts, and your officials like the great grasshoppers, which camp in the hedges on the cold day, but when the sun arises they flee away, and their place is not known where they are.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Your officials [are] like locusts; your commanders [are] like a swarm of locusts. They encamp on the walls on a cold day; when the sun rises, they fly away-- no one knows where they have gone.

Modern King James verseion

Your rulers are like the locusts, and your officials are a swarm of locusts that camp in the hedges in the cold day; the sun rises, and they flee, and the place where they are is not known.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Thy lords are as the grasshoppers, and thy captains as the multitude of grasshoppers: which when they be cold, remain in the hedges: but when the Sun is up, they flee away, and no man can tell where they are become.

NET Bible

Your courtiers are like locusts, your officials are like a swarm of locusts! They encamp in the walls on a cold day, yet when the sun rises, they fly away; and no one knows where they are.

New Heart English Bible

Your guards are like the locusts, and your officials like the swarms of locusts, which settle on the walls on a cold day, but when the sun appears, they flee away, and their place is not known where they are.

The Emphasized Bible

Thy mercenary crowds, are like the swarming locust, and, thy mixed multitudes, like locusts - swarms of locusts, - which settle in the hedges on a cold day, the sun, hath broken forth, and they are in flight, and unknown is the place where they are!

Webster

Thy crowned are as the locusts, and thy captains as the great grasshoppers, which settle in the hedges in the cold day, but when the sun ariseth they flee away, and their place is not known where they are.

World English Bible

Your guards are like the locusts, and your officials like the swarms of locusts, which settle on the walls on a cold day, but when the sun appears, they flee away, and their place is not known where they are.

Youngs Literal Translation

Thy crowned ones are as a locust, And thy princes as great grasshoppers, That encamp in hedges in a day of cold, The sun hath risen, and it doth flee away, And not known is its place where they are.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
מנּזר 
Minn@zar 
Usage: 1

are as the locusts
ארבּה 
'arbeh 
Usage: 24

טפסר 
Tiphcar 
Usage: 2

גּוב 
Gowb 
Usage: 3

חנה 
Chanah 
pitch , encamp , camp , pitch ... tent , abide , dwelt , lie , rested , grows to an end
Usage: 143

in the hedges
גּדרה 
G@derah 
Usage: 9

in the cold
קרה 
Qarah 
Usage: 5

day
יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

but when the sun
שׁמשׁ 
Shemesh 
Usage: 134

זרח 
Zarach 
arise , rise , rise up , shine , up
Usage: 18

נדד 
Nadad 
Usage: 28

and their place
מקמה מקומה מקם מקום 
Maqowm 
Usage: 401

is not known
ידע 
Yada` 
Usage: 946

אי 
'ay 
Usage: 34

References

Context Readings

Nineveh's Defenders Will Flee

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. 18 Your shepherds are sleeping, O king of Assyria; Your nobles are lying down Your people are scattered on the mountains And there is no one to regather them.



Cross References

Jeremiah 51:27

Lift up a signal in the land, Blow a trumpet among the nations! Consecrate the nations against her, Summon against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni and Ashkenaz; Appoint a marshal against her, Bring up the horses like bristly locusts.

Revelation 9:7

The appearance of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle; and on their heads appeared to be crowns like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men.



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