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:

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 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. 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; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that never says, It is enough.



Cross References

Proverbs 30:29

There are three things which have a magnificent walk; yea, the fourth is stately in going:

Proverbs 6:16

These six things does the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

Proverbs 30:21

For three things the earth is disquieted, and the fourth it cannot bear:

Proverbs 30:24

There are four things which are little upon the earth, but they are wiser than the wise men:

Isaiah 56:11-12

And these anxious dogs are insatiable, and even the shepherds did not know enough to understand: they all look to their own ways, each one for his gain, from his quarter.

Isaiah 57:3

But come here, ye sons of the sorceress, generation of the adulterer and the whore.

Ezekiel 16:44-46

Behold, every one that makes proverbs shall make this proverb regarding thee, saying: As is the mother so is her daughter.

Hosea 4:18

Their drink has become corrupted; they have committed whoredom continually; her princes love gifts, shamefully.

Amos 1:3

Thus hath the LORD said: For three transgressions of Damascus and for the fourth, I will not convert her because they have threshed Gilead with threshing instruments of iron.

Amos 1:6

Thus hath the LORD said: For three transgressions of Gaza and for the fourth, I will not convert her because they carried away captive the whole captivity, to deliver them up to Edom:

Amos 1:9

Thus hath the LORD said: For three transgressions of Tyre and for the fourth, I will not convert her because they delivered up the whole captivity to Edom and did not remember the brotherly covenant;

Amos 1:11

Thus hath the LORD said: For three transgressions of Edom and for the fourth, I will not convert her because she pursued her brother with the sword and cast off all mercy, and with her anger she stole from him perpetually, and she kept her wrath for ever:

Amos 1:13

Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of the sons of Ammon and for the fourth, I will not convert her because they have ripped off the mountains of Gilead that they might enlarge their border:

Amos 2:1

Thus hath the LORD said: For three transgressions of Moab and for the fourth, I will not convert her because she burned the bones of the king of Edom into lime;

Amos 2:4

Thus hath the LORD said: For three transgressions of Judah and for the fourth, I will not convert her because they have despised the law of the LORD and have not kept his statutes, and their lies caused them to err after which their fathers have walked:

Micah 7:3

To complete the evil with their hands, the prince demands, and the judge judges for a reward; and the great man speaks the desires of his heart: and they confirm it.

Matthew 23:32

Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.

John 8:39

They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus said unto them, If ye were Abraham's sons, ye would do the works of Abraham.

John 8:44

Ye are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father ye desire to do. He was a murderer from the beginning and abode not in the truth because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own, for he is a liar and the father of it.

Romans 16:18

For they that are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly and by smooth words and blessings deceive the hearts of the simple.

2 Peter 2:3

and in covetousness they shall make merchandise of you with feigned words, upon whom the condemnation from a long time ago does not delay, and their perdition does not sleep.

2 Peter 2:13-15

receiving the reward of their unrighteousness, as those that count it pleasure to live luxuriously every day. These are spots and blemishes, who eat together with you, while at the same time they revel in their deceit,

Jude 1:11-12

Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward and perished in the gainsaying of Core.

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