Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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

and despiseth
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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Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Watsons

Context Readings

Disrespectful Children - Their Punishment

16 Sheol; a barren womb; earth, which is never satisfied with water; and fire, which never says, "Enough!" 17 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. 18 Three things are beyond me; four I can't understand:



Cross References

Proverbs 23:22

Listen to your father who gave you life, and don't despise your mother when she is old.

Deuteronomy 21:18-21

"If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father or mother and doesn't listen to them even after they discipline him,

Proverbs 30:11

There is a generation that curses its father and does not bless its mother.

Genesis 9:21-27

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

Leviticus 20:9

"If anyone curses his father or mother, he must be put to death. He has cursed his father or mother; his blood is on his own hands.

Deuteronomy 28:26

Your corpses will be food for all the birds of the sky and the wild animals of the land, and no one will scare them away.

1 Samuel 17:44

"Come here," the Philistine called to David, "and I'll give your flesh to the birds of the sky and the wild beasts!"

2 Samuel 18:9-10

Absalom was riding on his mule when he happened to meet David's soldiers. When the mule went under the tangled branches of a large oak tree, Absalom's head was caught fast in the tree. The mule under him kept going, so he was suspended in midair.

2 Samuel 18:14-17

Joab said, "I'm not going to waste time with you!" He then took three spears in his hand and thrust them into Absalom's heart while he was still alive in the oak tree,

2 Samuel 21:10

Rizpah, Aiah's daughter, took sackcloth and spread it out for herself on the rock from the beginning of the harvest until the rain poured down from heaven on the bodies. She kept the birds of the sky from them by day and the wild animals by night.

Proverbs 20:20

Whoever curses his father or mother- his lamp will go out in deep darkness.

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