Parallel Verses

World English Bible

Then our sons will be like well-nurtured plants, our daughters like pillars carved to adorn a palace.

New American Standard Bible

Let our sons in their youth be as grown-up plants,
And our daughters as corner pillars fashioned as for a palace;

King James Version

That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace:

Holman Bible

Then our sons will be like plants
nurtured in their youth,
our daughters, like corner pillars
that are carved in the palace style.

International Standard Version

May our sons in their youth be like full-grown plants, and our daughters like pillars destined to decorate a palace.

A Conservative Version

When our sons shall be as plants grown up in their youth, and our daughters as corner-stones hewn according to the fashion of a palace,

American Standard Version

When our sons shall be as plants grown up in their youth, And our daughters as corner-stones hewn after the fashion of a palace;

Amplified


Let our sons in their youth be like plants full grown,
And our daughters like corner pillars fashioned for a palace;

Darby Translation

That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; our daughters as corner-columns, sculptured after the fashion of a palace:

Julia Smith Translation

That our sons as plants growing great in their youth, our daughters as corners variegated, the likeness of a temple:

King James 2000

That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner pillars, polished after the similitude of a palace:

Lexham Expanded Bible

that our sons [may be] like plants, full grown in their youth, our daughters like corner pillars, carved in the style of a palace,

Modern King James verseion

so that our sons may be like plants grown up in their youth; and our daughters may be like corner-stones, polished like a palace building;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

that our sons may grow up as the young plants, and that our daughters may be as the polished corners of the temple;

NET Bible

Then our sons will be like plants, that quickly grow to full size. Our daughters will be like corner pillars, carved like those in a palace.

New Heart English Bible

Then our sons will be like well-nurtured plants, our daughters like pillars carved to adorn a palace.

The Emphasized Bible

That, our sons, may be like plants well grown while yet young, - Our daughters, like corner pillars, - carved, in the construction of a palace:

Webster

That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace:

Youngs Literal Translation

Because our sons are as plants, Becoming great in their youth, Our daughters as hewn stones, Polished -- the likeness of a palace,

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Context Readings

A King's Prayer

11 Rescue me, and deliver me out of the hands of foreigners, whose mouths speak deceit, whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood. 12 Then our sons will be like well-nurtured plants, our daughters like pillars carved to adorn a palace. 13 Our barns are full, filled with all kinds of provision. Our sheep bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our fields.


Cross References

Psalm 128:3

Your wife will be as a fruitful vine, in the innermost parts of your house; your children like olive plants, around your table.

Job 42:15

In all the land were no women found so beautiful as the daughters of Job. Their father gave them an inheritance among their brothers.

Psalm 115:14-15

May Yahweh increase you more and more, you and your children.

Psalm 127:4-5

As arrows in the hand of a mighty man, so are the children of youth.

Proverbs 31:10-27

Who can find a worthy woman? For her price is far above rubies.

Song of Songs 8:8-9

We have a little sister. She has no breasts. What shall we do for our sister in the day when she is to be spoken for?

Isaiah 3:16-24

Moreover Yahweh said, "Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with outstretched necks and flirting eyes, walking to trip as they go, jingling ornaments on their feet;

Isaiah 44:3-5

For I will pour water on him who is thirsty, and streams on the dry ground. I will pour my Spirit on your seed, and my blessing on your offspring:

Lamentations 4:2

The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, How are they esteemed as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of the potter!

1 Peter 3:3-6

Let your beauty be not just the outward adorning of braiding the hair, and of wearing jewels of gold, or of putting on fine clothing;

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