Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The eye that mocks a father And scorns a mother, The ravens of the valley will pick it out, And the young eagles will eat it.

King James Version

The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.

Holman Bible

As for the eye that ridicules a father and despises obedience to a mother, may ravens of the valley pluck it out and young vultures eat it.

International Standard Version

The eye that mocks a father and looks with a disobedient attitude at a mother the valley ravens will pluck it out; and vultures will eat it.

A Conservative Version

The eye that mocks at his father, and despises to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.

American Standard Version

The eye that mocketh at his father, And despiseth to obey his mother, The ravens of the valley shall pick it out, And the young eagles shall eat it.

Amplified

The eye that mocks a father and scorns to obey a mother, the ravens of the valley will pick it out, and the young vultures will devour it.

Bible in Basic English

The eye which makes sport of a father, and sees no value in a mother when she is old will be rooted out by the ravens of the valley, and be food for the young eagles.

Darby Translation

The eye that mocketh at a father, and despiseth to obey a mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The eye that mocks at his father, and despises the teaching of his mother, the ravens shall pluck it out of the river, and the young eagles shall eat it.

Julia Smith Translation

The eye shall mock to his father, and despise to obey the mother, the ravens of the valley shall bore it out and the sons of the eagle shall eat it

King James 2000

The eye that mocks at his father, and despises to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young vultures shall eat it.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The eye [that] mocks a father and scorns the obedience of a mother-- the ravens of the valley will peck it out, and the offspring of vultures will eat it.

Modern King James verseion

The eye that mocks at his father and despises to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Whoso laugheth his father to scorn, and setteth his mother's commandment at naught; the ravens pick out his eyes in the valley, and devoured be he of the young Eagles.

NET Bible

The eye that mocks at a father and despises obeying a mother -- the ravens of the valley will peck it out and the young vultures will eat it.

New Heart English Bible

"The eye that mocks at his father, and scorns obedience to his mother: the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, the young eagles shall eat it.

The Emphasized Bible

The eye that mocketh a father, and despiseth to obey a mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young of the eagle shall eat it.

Webster

The eye that mocketh at its father, and despiseth to obey its mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.

World English Bible

"The eye that mocks at his father, and scorns obedience to his mother: the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, the young eagles shall eat it.

Youngs Literal Translation

An eye that mocketh at a father, And despiseth to obey a mother, Dig it out do ravens of the valley, And eat it do young eagles.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
לעג 
La`ag 
Usage: 18

בּוּז 
Buwz 
Usage: 13

to obey
יקּהה 
Yiqqahah 
Usage: 2

אם 
'em 
Usage: 220

the ravens
עורב ערב 
`oreb 
Usage: 10

of the valley
נחלה נחלה נחל 
Nachal 
Usage: 141

נקר 
Naqar 
Usage: 6

and the young

Usage: 0

נשׁר 
Nesher 
Usage: 26

אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

References

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Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Watsons

Context Readings

Disrespectful Children - Their Punishment

16 Sheol, and the barren womb, Earth that is never satisfied with water, And fire that never says, "Enough." 17 The eye that mocks a father And scorns a mother, The ravens of the valley will pick it out, And the young eagles will eat it. 18 There are three things which are too wonderful for me, Four which I do not understand:



Cross References

Proverbs 23:22

Listen to your father who begot you, And do not despise your mother when she is old.

Deuteronomy 21:18-21

"If any man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey his father or his mother, and when they chastise him, he will not even listen to them,

Proverbs 30:11

There is a kind of man who curses his father And does not bless his mother.

Genesis 9:21-27

He drank of the wine and became drunk, and uncovered himself inside his tent.

Leviticus 20:9

'If there is anyone who curses his father or his mother, he shall surely be put to death; he has cursed his father or his mother, his bloodguiltiness is upon him.

Deuteronomy 28:26

"Your carcasses will be food to all birds of the sky and to the beasts of the earth, and there will be no one to frighten them away.

1 Samuel 17:44

The Philistine also said to David, "Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the sky and the beasts of the field."

2 Samuel 18:9-10

Now Absalom happened to meet the servants of David. For Absalom was riding on his mule, and the mule went under the thick branches of a great oak. And his head caught fast in the oak, so he was left hanging between heaven and earth, while the mule that was under him kept going.

2 Samuel 18:14-17

Then Joab said, "I will not waste time here with you." So he took three spears in his hand and thrust them through the heart of Absalom while he was yet alive in the midst of the oak.

2 Samuel 21:10

And Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth and spread it for herself on the rock, from the beginning of harvest until it rained on them from the sky; and she allowed neither the birds of the sky to rest on them by day nor the beasts of the field by night.

Proverbs 20:20

He who curses his father or his mother, His lamp will go out in time of darkness.

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