Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

I resemble a pelican of the wilderness;
I have become like an owl of the waste places.

King James Version

I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert.

Holman Bible

I am like a desert owl,
like an owl among the ruins.

International Standard Version

I resemble a pelican in the wilderness or an owl in a desolate land.

A Conservative Version

I am like a pelican of the wilderness. I have become as an owl of the waste places.

American Standard Version

I am like a pelican of the wilderness; I am become as an owl of the waste places.

Amplified


I am like a [mournful] vulture of the wilderness;
I am like a [desolate] owl of the wasteland.

Darby Translation

I am become like the pelican of the wilderness, I am as an owl in desolate places;

Julia Smith Translation

I was like to the pelican of the desert: I was as the owl of the dry places.

King James 2000

I am like a vulture of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert.

Lexham Expanded Bible

I am like an owl of [the] wilderness; I am like a little owl of [the] ruins.

Modern King James verseion

I am like a pelican of the wilderness; I am like an owl of the desert.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I am become like a pelican in the wilderness, and like an owl in a broken wall.

NET Bible

I am like an owl in the wilderness; I am like a screech owl among the ruins.

New Heart English Bible

I am like a pelican of the wilderness. I have become as an owl of the waste places.

The Emphasized Bible

I am like the pelican of the desert, I have become as an owl among ruins.

Webster

I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert.

World English Bible

I am like a pelican of the wilderness. I have become as an owl of the waste places.

Youngs Literal Translation

I have been like to a pelican of the wilderness, I have been as an owl of the dry places.

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Owl

Context Readings

Affliction In Light Of Eternity

5 Because of the loudness of my groaning
My bones cling to my flesh.
6 I resemble a pelican of the wilderness;
I have become like an owl of the waste places.
7 I lie awake,
I have become like a lonely bird on a housetop.


Cross References

Zephaniah 2:14

Flocks will lie down in her midst,
All beasts which range in herds;
Both the pelican and the hedgehog
Will lodge in the tops of her pillars;
Birds will sing in the window,
Desolation will be on the threshold;
For He has laid bare the cedar work.

Job 30:29-30

“I have become a brother to jackals
And a companion of ostriches.

Isaiah 34:11-15

But pelican and hedgehog will possess it,
And owl and raven will dwell in it;
And He will stretch over it the line of desolation
And the plumb line of emptiness.

Isaiah 38:14

Like a swallow, like a crane, so I twitter;
I moan like a dove;
My eyes look wistfully to the heights;
O Lord, I am oppressed, be my security.

Micah 1:8

Because of this I must lament and wail,
I must go barefoot and naked;
I must make a lament like the jackals
And a mourning like the ostriches.

Revelation 18:2

And he cried out with a mighty voice, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place of demons and a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird.

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