Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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:

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 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. 15 The leech hath two daughters: Give, give. There are three things never satisfied; four which say not, It is enough: 16 Sheol, and the barren womb; the earth which is not filled with water, and the fire which saith not, It is enough.



Cross References

Proverbs 30:29

There are three things which have a stately step, and four are comely in going:

Proverbs 6:16

These six things doth Jehovah hate, yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

Proverbs 30:21

Under three things the earth is disquieted, and under four it cannot bear up:

Proverbs 30:24

There are four things little upon the earth, and they are exceeding wise:

Isaiah 56:11-12

and the dogs are greedy, they know not to be satisfied, and these are shepherds that know not how to discern: they all turn to their own way, every one for his gain, even to the last of them:

Isaiah 57:3

But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the harlot.

Ezekiel 16:44-46

Behold, every one that useth proverbs shall speak in a proverb against thee, saying, As the mother, so is her daughter!

Hosea 4:18

Their drink is sour; they give themselves up to whoredom; her great men passionately love their shame.

Amos 1:3

Thus saith Jehovah: For three transgressions of Damascus, and for four, I will not revoke my sentence, because they have threshed Gilead with threshing instruments of iron.

Amos 1:6

Thus saith Jehovah: For three transgressions of Gazah, and for four, I will not revoke its sentence; because they carried away captive the whole captivity, to deliver them up to Edom.

Amos 1:9

Thus saith Jehovah: For three transgressions of Tyre, and for four, I will not revoke its sentence; because they delivered up the whole captivity to Edom, and remembered not the brotherly covenant.

Amos 1:11

Thus saith Jehovah: For three transgressions of Edom, and for four, I will not revoke its sentence; because he pursued his brother with the sword, and cast off all pity; and his anger did tear continually, and he kept his wrath for ever.

Amos 1:13

Thus saith Jehovah: For three transgressions of the children of Ammon, and for four, I will not revoke its sentence; because they ripped up the women with child of Gilead, that they might enlarge their border.

Amos 2:1

Thus saith Jehovah: For three transgressions of Moab, and for four, I will not revoke its sentence; because he burned the bones of the king of Edom into lime.

Amos 2:4

Thus saith Jehovah: For three transgressions of Judah, and for four, I will not revoke its sentence; because they have despised the law of Jehovah, and have not kept his statutes; and their lies have caused them to err, after which their fathers walked.

Micah 7:3

Both hands are for evil, to do it well. The prince asketh, and the judge is there for a reward; and the great man uttereth his soul's greed: and together they combine it.

Matthew 23:32

and ye, fill ye up the measure of your fathers.

John 8:39

They answered and said to him, Abraham is our father. Jesus says to them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham;

John 8:44

Ye are of the devil, as your father, and ye desire to do the lusts of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks falsehood, he speaks of what is his own; for he is a liar and its father:

Romans 16:18

For such serve not our Lord Christ, but their own belly, and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.

2 Peter 2:3

And through covetousness, with well-turned words, will they make merchandise of you: for whom judgment of old is not idle, and their destruction slumbers not.

2 Peter 2:13-15

receiving the reward of unrighteousness; accounting ephemeral indulgence pleasure; spots and blemishes, rioting in their own deceits, feasting with you;

Jude 1:11-12

Woe to them! because they have gone in the way of Cain, and given themselves up to the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.

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