Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

I went about as though it were my friend or brother; I bowed down mourning, as one who sorrows for a mother.

King James Version

I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.

Holman Bible

I went about [grieving] as if for my friend or brother; I was bowed down with grief, like one mourning a mother.

International Standard Version

I paced about as for my friend or my brother, and fell down mourning as one weeps for one's mother.

A Conservative Version

I behaved myself as though it had been my friend or my brother. I bowed down mourning, as he who bewails his mother.

American Standard Version

I behaved myself as though it had been my friend or my brother: I bowed down mourning, as one that bewaileth his mother.

Amplified

I behaved as if grieving for my friend or my brother; I bowed down in sorrow, as one who bewails his mother.

Bible in Basic English

My behaviour was as if it had been my friend or my brother: I was bent low in grief like one whose mother is dead.

Darby Translation

I behaved myself as though he had been a friend, a brother to me; I bowed down in sadness, as one that mourneth for a mother.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother; I bowed down heavily, as one that mourns for his mother.

Julia Smith Translation

As a friend, as a brother to me: I went about as mourning a mother: being darkened, I bowed down.

King James 2000

I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourns for his mother.

Lexham Expanded Bible

I {behaved} as [though he were] a friend [or] as a brother to me. As one lamenting a mother, I was bowed down [in] mourning.

Modern King James verseion

As a friend, as to my brother, I walked; as one who mourns for a mother, I was bowed down, mourning.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I behaved myself as though it had been my friend or my brother; I went heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.

NET Bible

I mourned for them as I would for a friend or my brother. I bowed down in sorrow as if I were mourning for my mother.

New Heart English Bible

I behaved myself as though it had been my friend or my brother. I bowed down mourning, as one who mourns his mother.

New simplified Bible

I walked around as if I were mourning for my friend or my brother. I was bent over as if I were mourning for my mother.

The Emphasized Bible

Like as for a friend, like as for a brother of mine own, I walked to and fro, As though mourning for a mother, I gloomily bowed myself down.

Webster

I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.

World English Bible

I behaved myself as though it had been my friend or my brother. I bowed down mourning, as one who mourns his mother.

Youngs Literal Translation

As if a friend, as if my brother, I walked habitually, As a mourner for a mother, Mourning I have bowed down.

Verse Info

Context Readings

Prayer For Victory

13 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I humbled my soul with fasting, And my prayer kept returning to my bosom. 14 I went about as though it were my friend or brother; I bowed down mourning, as one who sorrows for a mother. 15 But at my stumbling they rejoiced and gathered themselves together; The smiters whom I did not know gathered together against me, They slandered me without ceasing.


Cross References

Genesis 24:67

Then Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and he took Rebekah, and she became his wife, and he loved her; thus Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.

2 Samuel 1:11-12

Then David took hold of his clothes and tore them, and so also did all the men who were with him.

2 Samuel 1:17-27

Then David chanted with this lament over Saul and Jonathan his son,

Psalm 38:6

I am bent over and greatly bowed down; I go mourning all day long.

Luke 19:41-42

When He approached Jerusalem, He saw the city and wept over it,



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