Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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.

Darby Translation

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

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 The people ascended skyward and descended to the depths, their courage melting away in their peril. 27 They reeled and staggered like a drunkard, as all their wisdom became useless. 28 Yet when they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, the LORD brought them out of their distress.


Cross References

Job 12:25

They grope in the dark without light; he causes them to stagger around like a drunkard."

Isaiah 19:3

The spirits of the Egyptians within them will be drained of courage, and I will bring their plans to nothing. They will consult idols and spirits of the dead, and mediums and spiritists.

Isaiah 19:14

The LORD has mixed within them a spirit of confusion; so they make Egypt stagger in all that it does, like a drunkard staggers around in his vomit.

Isaiah 29:9

"Act stupid! Be astonished! Act blind, and be blind! Be drunk, but not from wine; stagger around, but not from strong drink.

Job 37:20

Has it been relayed to God that I want to talk? Can a person speak when he is confused?"

Isaiah 24:20

The earth reels to and fro like a drunkard; it sways like a hut; its transgression lies so heavy upon it, that it falls, never to rise again.

Acts 27:15-20

The ship was caught so that it couldn't face the wind, and we gave up and were swept along.

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