Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The leech has two daughters, "Give," "Give." There are three things that will not be satisfied, Four that will not say, "Enough":

King James Version

The horseleach hath two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough:

Holman Bible

The leech has two daughters: “Give, Give!”
Three things are never satisfied;
four never say, “Enough!”:

International Standard Version

The leech has two daughters: "Give" and "Give". Three things will never be satisfied; four will never say "Enough" -

A Conservative Version

The leach has two daughters, [crying], Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, [yea], four that do not say, Enough:

American Standard Version

The horseleach hath two daughters, crying , Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, Yea , four that say not, Enough:

Amplified

The leech has two daughters, crying, Give, give! There are three things that are never satisfied, yes, four that do not say, It is enough:

Bible in Basic English

The night-spirit has two daughters, Give, give. There are three things which are never full, even four which never say, Enough:

Darby Translation

The leech hath two daughters: Give, give. There are three things never satisfied; four which say not, It is enough:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The horseleach has two daughters, which are called, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough:

Julia Smith Translation

To the leech two daughters: Give, give. Behold, three shall not satisfied; four shall not say, Wealth:

King James 2000

The leach has two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough:

Lexham Expanded Bible

For the leech, [there are] two daughters; "Give, give!" [they cry]. As for three of these, they are not satisfied; as for four, they do not say enough.

Modern King James verseion

The leech has two daughters, crying, Give, give! Three things are never satisfied, yea, four things never say, Enough!

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

This generation which is like a horse-leech, hath two daughters; the one is called "fetch hither," and the other "bring hither."

NET Bible

The leech has two daughters: "Give! Give!" There are three things that are never satisfied, four that never say, "Enough" --

New Heart English Bible

"The leach has two daughters: 'Give, give.' "There are three things that are never satisfied; four that do not say, 'Enough:'

The Emphasized Bible

The vampire, hath two daughters, Give! Give! Three, there are will not be satisfied, four, have not said, Enough!

Webster

The horse-leech hath two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yes, four things say not, It is enough:

World English Bible

"The leach has two daughters: 'Give, give.' "There are three things that are never satisfied; four that don't say, 'Enough:'

Youngs Literal Translation

To the leech are two daughters, 'Give, give, Lo, three things are not satisfied, Four have not said 'Sufficiency;'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
עלוּקה 
`aluwqah 
Usage: 1

שׁתּים שׁנים 
Sh@nayim 
Usage: 767

יהב 
Yahab 
give, go to, Bring, ascribe, come on, give out, Set, take
Usage: 34

יהב 
Yahab 
give, go to, Bring, ascribe, come on, give out, Set, take
Usage: 34

שׁלשׁה שׁלושׁה שׁלשׁ שׁלושׁ 
Shalowsh 
Usage: 430

שׂבע שׂבע 
Saba` 
Usage: 98

ארבּעה ארבּע 
'arba` 
Usage: 318

Context Readings

Human Bloodsuckers

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": 16 Sheol, and the barren womb, Earth that is never satisfied with water, And fire that never says, "Enough."



Cross References

Proverbs 30:29

There are three things which are stately in their march, Even four which are stately when they walk:

Proverbs 6:16

There are six things which the LORD hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:

Proverbs 30:21

Under three things the earth quakes, And under four, it cannot bear up:

Proverbs 30:24

Four things are small on the earth, But they are exceedingly wise:

Isaiah 56:11-12

And the dogs are greedy, they are not satisfied And they are shepherds who have no understanding; They have all turned to their own way, Each one to his unjust gain, to the last one.

Isaiah 57:3

"But come here, you sons of a sorceress, Offspring of an adulterer and a prostitute.

Ezekiel 16:44-46

"Behold, everyone who quotes proverbs will quote this proverb concerning you, saying, 'Like mother, like daughter.'

Hosea 4:18

Their liquor gone, They play the harlot continually; Their rulers dearly love shame.

Amos 1:3

Thus says the LORD, "For three transgressions of Damascus and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because they threshed Gilead with implements of sharp iron.

Amos 1:6

Thus says the LORD, "For three transgressions of Gaza and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because they deported an entire population To deliver it up to Edom.

Amos 1:9

Thus says the LORD, "For three transgressions of Tyre and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because they delivered up an entire population to Edom And did not remember the covenant of brotherhood.

Amos 1:11

Thus says the LORD, "For three transgressions of Edom and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because he pursued his brother with the sword, While he stifled his compassion; His anger also tore continually, And he maintained his fury forever.

Amos 1:13

Thus says the LORD, "For three transgressions of the sons of Ammon and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because they ripped open the pregnant women of Gilead In order to enlarge their borders.

Amos 2:1

Thus says the LORD, "For three transgressions of Moab and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because he burned the bones of the king of Edom to lime.

Amos 2:4

Thus says the LORD, "For three transgressions of Judah and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because they rejected the law of the LORD And have not kept His statutes; Their lies also have led them astray, Those after which their fathers walked.

Micah 7:3

Concerning evil, both hands do it well The prince asks, also the judge, for a bribe, And a great man speaks the desire of his soul; So they weave it together.

Matthew 23:32

"Fill up, then, the measure of the guilt of your fathers.

John 8:39

They answered and said to Him, "Abraham is our father " Jesus said to them, "If you are Abraham's children, do the deeds of Abraham.

John 8:44

"You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

Romans 16:18

For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.

2 Peter 2:3

and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.

2 Peter 2:13-15

suffering wrong as the wages of doing wrong They count it a pleasure to revel in the daytime They are stains and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions, as they carouse with you,

Jude 1:11-12

Woe to them! For they have gone the way of Cain, and for pay they have rushed headlong into the error of Balaam, and perished in the rebellion of Korah.

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