Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and they are at their wits' end:

New American Standard Bible

They reeled and staggered like a drunken man,
And were at their wits’ end.

King James Version

They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits' end.

Holman Bible

they reeled and staggered like drunken men,
and all their skill was useless.

International Standard Version

They reeled and staggered like a drunkard, as all their wisdom became useless.

A Conservative Version

They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits' end.

American Standard Version

They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, And are at their wits end.

Amplified


They staggered and trembled like a drunken man,
And were at their wits’ end [all their wisdom was useless].

Bible in Basic English

They are turned here and there, rolling like a man who is full of wine; and all their wisdom comes to nothing.

Julia Smith Translation

They will reel and stagger as he intoxicated, and all their wisdom will be swallowed down.

King James 2000

They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit's end.

Lexham Expanded Bible

They reeled and staggered like a drunkard, and {they were at their wits' end}.

Modern King James verseion

They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and all their wisdom is swallowed up.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

They reel to and fro, they stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits' end.

NET Bible

They swayed and staggered like a drunk, and all their skill proved ineffective.

New Heart English Bible

They reel back and forth, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits' end.

The Emphasized Bible

They reel and stagger, like a drunken man, and, all their wisdom, is engulfed,

Webster

They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit's end.

World English Bible

They reel back and forth, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits' end.

Youngs Literal Translation

They reel to and fro, and move as a drunkard, And all their wisdom is swallowed up.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
They reel to and fro
חגג 
Chagag 
Usage: 16

and stagger
נוּע 
Nuwa` 
Usage: 40

שׁכּר שׁכּור 
Shikkowr 
Usage: 13

and are at their wits'
חכמה 
Chokmah 
Usage: 149

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Watsons

Context Readings

Thanksgiving To Yahweh For His Of Deliverance

26 They mount up to the heavens, they go down to the depths; their soul is melted because of trouble; 27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and they are at their wits' end: 28 Then they cry unto Jehovah in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses;


Cross References

Job 12:25

They grope in the dark without light, and he maketh them to stagger like a drunkard.

Isaiah 19:3

And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst of it, and I will destroy the counsel thereof; and they shall seek unto the idols and unto the conjurers, and unto the necromancers, and unto the soothsayers.

Isaiah 19:14

Jehovah hath mingled a spirit of perverseness in the midst thereof; and they have caused Egypt to err in every work thereof, as a drunkard staggereth in his vomit.

Isaiah 29:9

Be astounded and astonished, blind yourselves and be blind! They are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.

Job 37:20

Shall it be told him if I would speak? if a man so say, surely he shall be swallowed up.

Isaiah 24:20

The earth reeleth to and fro like a drunkard, and is shaken like a night hut; and its transgression is heavy upon it; and it falleth and shall not rise again.

Acts 27:15-20

And the ship being caught and driven, and not able to bring her head to the wind, letting her go we were driven before it.

Jump To Previous

Jump To Next

Word Concordance

Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers.

International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation.

New American Standard Bible Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org

NET Bible copyright © 1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. NetBible

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain