Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

For there were those who said, “We, our sons and our daughters are many; therefore let us get grain that we may eat and live.”

King James Version

For there were that said, We, our sons, and our daughters, are many: therefore we take up corn for them, that we may eat, and live.

Holman Bible

Some were saying, “We, our sons, and our daughters are numerous. Let us get grain so that we can eat and live.”

International Standard Version

because certain of them kept claiming, "Since we have so many sons and daughters, we must get some grain so we can eat and survive."

A Conservative Version

For there were who said, We, our sons and our daughters, are many. Let us get grain that we may eat and live.

American Standard Version

For there were that said, We, our sons and our daughters, are many: let us get grain, that we may eat and live.

Amplified

For there were some who were saying, “We, along with our sons and our daughters, are many; therefore allow us to get grain, so that we may eat and survive.”

Bible in Basic English

For there were some who said, We, our sons and our daughters, are a great number: let us get grain, so that we may have food for our needs.

Darby Translation

And there were that said, We, our sons and our daughters, are many, and we must procure corn that we may eat and live.

Julia Smith Translation

And there is which saying, Our sons and our daughters, we being many: and we will take grain and we will eat and live.

King James 2000

For there were those that said, We, our sons, and our daughters, are many: therefore let us get grain for them, that we may eat, and live.

Lexham Expanded Bible

There were those who were saying, "Our sons and daughters, we are many. We must get grain so that we may eat and live."

Modern King James verseion

For certain ones said, We, our sons, and our daughters, are many. Let us get grain for them, so that we may eat and live.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For there were some that said, "Our sons and daughters and we are too many, let us take corn for them to eat, that we may live."

NET Bible

There were those who said, "With our sons and daughters, we are many. We must obtain grain in order to eat and stay alive."

New Heart English Bible

For there were that said, "We, our sons and our daughters, are many. Let us get grain, that we may eat and live."

The Emphasized Bible

And there were some who were saying, Our sons and our daughters, are we pledging, - that we may obtain corn, and eat, and keep ourselves alive.

Webster

For there were that said, We, our sons, and our daughters, are many: therefore we take up corn for them, that we may eat, and live.

World English Bible

For there were that said, "We, our sons and our daughters, are many. Let us get grain, that we may eat and live."

Youngs Literal Translation

yea, there are who are saying, 'Our sons, and our daughters, we -- are many, and we receive corn, and eat, and live.'

Topics

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ישׁ 
Yesh 
is, be, have, there,
Usage: 135

בּת 
Bath 
Usage: 587

therefore we take up
לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

דּגן 
Dagan 
Usage: 40

אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

References

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Context Readings

Nehemiah Deals With Strife

1 Then there was a great cry of the people and of their wives against their brethren, the Jews. 2 For there were those who said, “We, our sons and our daughters are many; therefore let us get grain that we may eat and live.” 3 There were also some that said, We have mortgaged our lands, vineyards, and houses, that we might buy grain because of the famine.


Cross References

Genesis 41:57

And all the earth came into Egypt to buy from Joseph because the famine was so sore in all lands.

Genesis 42:2

And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is food in Egypt; go down there and buy for us from there that we may live, and not die.

Genesis 43:8

Then Judah said unto Israel, his father, Send the lad with me, and we will arise and go, that we may live, and not die, both we and thou and also our little ones.

Psalm 127:3-5

Behold, sons are a heritage of the LORD, and the fruit of the womb is to be desired.

Psalm 128:2-4

When thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands; happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.

Malachi 2:2

If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, said the LORD of the hosts, I will send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings; yea, I have cursed them already because ye do not lay it to heart.

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