Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

There is a kind of man whose teeth are like swords And his jaw teeth like knives, To devour the afflicted from the earth And the needy from among men.

King James Version

There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.

Holman Bible

There is a generation whose teeth are swords, whose fangs are knives, devouring the oppressed from the land and the needy from among mankind.

International Standard Version

Some people have swords for teeth and knives for fangs to devour the afflicted from the earth and the needy from among mankind.

A Conservative Version

There is a generation whose teeth are swords, and their jaw teeth, knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.

American Standard Version

There is a generation whose teeth are as'swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, To devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.

Amplified

There is a class of people whose teeth are as swords and whose fangs as knives, to devour the poor from the earth and the needy from among men.

Bible in Basic English

There is a generation whose teeth are like swords, their strong teeth like knives, for the destruction of the poor from the earth, and of those who are in need from among men.

Darby Translation

a generation whose teeth are swords, and their jaw-teeth knives, to devour the afflicted from off the earth, and the needy from among men.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their molars as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the destitute from among men.

Julia Smith Translation

A generation, its teeth swords, and its biter's teeth, knives, to devour the poor from the land, and the needy from man.

King James 2000

There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[There is] a generation whose teeth [are] swords, and its jawbones, knives, [in order] to devour the poor from the earth and the needy from humankind.

Modern King James verseion

There is a generation whose teeth are like swords, and their jaw teeth like knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

This peoples' teeth are swords, and with their jawbones they consume and devour the simple of the earth, and the poor from among men.

NET Bible

There is a generation whose teeth are like swords and whose molars are like knives to devour the poor from the earth and the needy from among the human race.

New Heart English Bible

There is a generation whose teeth are like swords, and their jaws like knives, to devour the poor from the earth, and the needy from among men.

The Emphasized Bible

A generation! Swords, are its teeth, and, knives, its incisors, - to devour the humbled out of the earth, and the needy, from among men.

Webster

There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw-teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.

World English Bible

There is a generation whose teeth are like swords, and their jaws like knives, to devour the poor from the earth, and the needy from among men.

Youngs Literal Translation

A generation -- swords are their teeth, And knives -- their jaw-teeth, To consume the poor from earth, And the needy from among men.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
דּר דּור 
Dowr 
Usage: 167

שׁן 
Shen 
Usage: 55

חרב 
Chereb 
Usage: 413

מתלּעה 
M@thall@`ah 
Usage: 3

as knives
מאכלת 
Ma'akeleth 
Usage: 4

to devour
אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

the poor
עני 
`aniy 
Usage: 75

ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

and the needy
אביון 
'ebyown 
Usage: 61

References

Context Readings

Four Kinds Of People

13 There is a kind--oh how lofty are his eyes! And his eyelids are raised in arrogance. 14 There is a kind of man whose teeth are like swords And his jaw teeth like knives, To devour the afflicted from the earth And the needy from among men. 15 The leech has two daughters, "Give," "Give." There are three things that will not be satisfied, Four that will not say, "Enough":



Cross References

Job 29:17

"I broke the jaws of the wicked And snatched the prey from his teeth.

Psalm 14:4

Do all the workers of wickedness not know, Who eat up my people as they eat bread, And do not call upon the Lord?

Psalm 57:4

My soul is among lions; I must lie among those who breathe forth fire, Even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows And their tongue a sharp sword.

Amos 8:4

Hear this, you who trample the needy, to do away with the humble of the land,

Psalm 3:7

Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God! For You have smitten all my enemies on the cheek; You have shattered the teeth of the wicked.

Psalm 10:8-9

He sits in the lurking places of the villages; In the hiding places he kills the innocent; His eyes stealthily watch for the unfortunate.

Psalm 12:5

"Because of the devastation of the afflicted, because of the groaning of the needy, Now I will arise," says the LORD; "I will set him in the safety for which he longs."

Psalm 52:2

Your tongue devises destruction, Like a sharp razor, O worker of deceit.

Psalm 58:6

O God, shatter their teeth in their mouth; Break out the fangs of the young lions, O LORD.

Proverbs 12:18

There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Proverbs 22:16

He who oppresses the poor to make more for himself Or who gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.

Proverbs 28:3

A poor man who oppresses the lowly Is like a driving rain which leaves no food.

Ecclesiastes 4:1

Then I looked again at all the acts of oppression which were being done under the sun And behold I saw the tears of the oppressed and that they had no one to comfort them; and on the side of their oppressors was power, but they had no one to comfort them.

Isaiah 32:7

As for a rogue, his weapons are evil; He devises wicked schemes To destroy the afflicted with slander, Even though the needy one speaks what is right.

Daniel 7:5-7

"And behold, another beast, a second one, resembling a bear. And it was raised up on one side, and three ribs were in its mouth between its teeth; and thus they said to it, 'Arise, devour much meat!'

Amos 2:7

"These who pant after the very dust of the earth on the head of the helpless Also turn aside the way of the humble; And a man and his father resort to the same girl In order to profane My holy name.

Amos 4:1

Hear this word, you cows of Bashan who are on the mountain of Samaria, Who oppress the poor, who crush the needy, Who say to your husbands, "Bring now, that we may drink!"

Micah 2:1-2

Woe to those who scheme iniquity, Who work out evil on their beds! When morning comes, they do it, For it is in the power of their hands.

Micah 3:1-5

And I said, "Hear now, heads of Jacob And rulers of the house of Israel Is it not for you to know justice?

Habakkuk 3:14

You pierced with his own spears The head of his throngs They stormed in to scatter us; Their exultation was like those Who devour the oppressed in secret.

Zephaniah 3:3

Her princes within her are roaring lions, Her judges are wolves at evening; They leave nothing for the morning.

Matthew 23:13

"But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven from people; for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.

James 5:1-4

Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you.

Revelation 9:8

They had hair like the hair of women, and their teeth were like the teeth of lions.



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