Parallel Verses

Amplified

O you sons of men, how long will you turn my honor and glory into shame? How long will you love vanity and futility and seek after lies? Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

New American Standard Bible

O sons of men, how long will my honor become a reproach? How long will you love what is worthless and aim at deception? Selah.

King James Version

O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.

Holman Bible

How long, exalted men, will my honor be insulted?
How long will you love what is worthless
and pursue a lie?Selah

International Standard Version

You people, how long will you malign my reputation? How long will you love what is vain and what is false? Interlude

A Conservative Version

O ye sons of men, how long shall my glory be turned into dishonor? Will ye love vanity, and seek after falsehood? Selah.

American Standard Version

O ye sons of men, how long shall my glory be turned into dishonor? How long will ye love vanity, and seek after falsehood? Selah

Bible in Basic English

O you sons of men, how long will you go on turning my glory into shame? how long will you give your love to foolish things, going after what is false? (Selah.)

Darby Translation

Ye sons of men, till when is my glory to be put to shame? How long will ye love vanity, will ye seek after a lie? Selah.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after the lie? Selah.

Julia Smith Translation

Sons of man, how long mine honor for shame? Ye will love emptiness, ye. will seek falsehood. Silence.

King James 2000

O you sons of men, how long will you turn my glory into shame? how long will you love vanity, and seek after falsehood? Selah.

Lexham Expanded Bible

O sons of man, how long will my honor be a disgrace? [How long] will you love vanity? [How long] will you seek lies? Selah

Modern King James verseion

O sons of men, how long will you turn My glory into shame? Will you love vanity and seek after a lie? Selah.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

O ye sons of men, how long will ye blaspheme mine honour, and have such pleasure in vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.

NET Bible

You men, how long will you try to turn my honor into shame? How long will you love what is worthless and search for what is deceptive? (Selah)

New Heart English Bible

You sons of men, how long shall my glory be turned into dishonor? Will you love vanity, and seek after falsehood? Selah.

The Emphasized Bible

Ye sons of the great! how long, turning my glory to contempt, will ye love emptiness, will ye seek falsehood? Selah.

Webster

O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after falsehood? Selah.

World English Bible

You sons of men, how long shall my glory be turned into dishonor? Will you love vanity, and seek after falsehood? Selah.

Youngs Literal Translation

Sons of men! till when is my glory for shame? Ye love a vain thing, ye seek a lie. Selah.

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Watsons

Context Readings

A Night Prayer

1 Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness (uprightness, justice, and right standing with You)! You have freed me when I was hemmed in and enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me and hear my prayer. 2 O you sons of men, how long will you turn my honor and glory into shame? How long will you love vanity and futility and seek after lies? Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! 3 But know that the Lord has set apart for Himself [and given distinction to] him who is godly [the man of loving-kindness]. The Lord listens and heeds when I call to Him.


Cross References

Psalm 3:3

But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.

Psalm 5:6

You will destroy those who speak lies; the Lord abhors [and rejects] the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.

Exodus 10:3

So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh, and said to him, Thus says the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, How long will you refuse to humble yourself before Me? Let My people go, that they may serve Me.

Numbers 14:11

And the Lord said to Moses, How long will this people provoke (spurn, despise) Me? And how long will it be before they believe Me [trusting in, relying on, clinging to Me], for all the signs which I have performed among them?

1 Samuel 12:21

And turn not aside after vain and worthless things which cannot profit or deliver you, for they are empty and futile.

Psalm 2:1

Why do the nations assemble with commotion [uproar and confusion of voices], and why do the people imagine (meditate upon and devise) an empty scheme?

Psalm 14:6

You [evildoers] would put to shame and confound the plans of the poor and patient, but the Lord is his safe refuge.

Psalm 31:6

[You and] I abhor those who pay regard to vain idols; but I trust in, rely on, and confidently lean on the Lord.

Psalm 57:4

My life is among lions; I must lie among those who are aflame -- "the sons of men whose teeth are spears and arrows, their tongues sharp swords.

Psalm 58:1

Do you indeed in silence speak righteousness, O you mighty ones? [Or is the righteousness, rightness, and justice you should speak quite dumb?] Do you judge fairly and uprightly, O you sons of men?

Psalm 58:3

The ungodly are perverse and estranged from the womb; they go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies.

Psalm 63:11

But the king shall rejoice in God; everyone who swears by Him [that is, who binds himself by God's authority, acknowledging His supremacy, and devoting himself to His glory and service alone; every such one] shall glory, for the mouths of those who speak lies shall be stopped.

Psalm 72:2

Let him judge and govern Your people with righteousness, and Your poor and afflicted ones with judgment and justice.

Psalm 106:20

Thus they exchanged Him Who was their Glory for the image of an ox that eats grass [they traded their Honor for the image of a calf]!

Proverbs 1:22

How long, O simple ones [open to evil], will you love being simple? And the scoffers delight in scoffing and [self-confident] fools hate knowledge?

Ecclesiastes 8:11

Because the sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, the hearts of the sons of men are fully set to do evil.

Ecclesiastes 9:3

This evil is in all that is done under the sun: one fate comes to all. Also the hearts of men are full of evil, and madness is in their hearts while they live, and after that they go to the dead.

Isaiah 20:5

And they shall be dismayed and confounded because of Ethiopia their hope and expectation and Egypt their glory and boast.

Isaiah 45:17

But Israel shall be saved by the Lord with an everlasting salvation; you shall not be put to shame or confounded to all eternity.

Isaiah 59:4

None sues or calls in righteousness [but for the sake of doing injury to others -- "to take some undue advantage]; no one goes to law honestly and pleads [his case] in truth; they trust in emptiness, worthlessness and futility, and speaking lies! They conceive mischief and bring forth evil!

Jeremiah 2:5

Thus says the Lord: What unrighteousness did your fathers find in Me, that they went far from Me and [habitually] went after emptiness, falseness, and futility and themselves became fruitless and worthless?

Jeremiah 2:11

Has a nation [ever] changed its gods, even though they are not gods? But My people have changed their Glory [God] for that which does not profit.

Jeremiah 9:3

And they bend their tongue, [which is] their bow for the lies [they shoot]. And not according to faithfulness do they rule and become strong in the land; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they do not know and understand and acknowledge Me, says the Lord.

Hosea 4:7

The more they increased and multiplied [in prosperity and power], the more they sinned against Me; I will change their glory into shame.

Jonah 2:8

Those who pay regard to false, useless, and worthless idols forsake their own [Source of] mercy and loving-kindness.

1 Corinthians 1:31

So then, as it is written, Let him who boasts and proudly rejoices and glories, boast and proudly rejoice and glory in the Lord.

Ephesians 4:25

Therefore, rejecting all falsity and being done now with it, let everyone express the truth with his neighbor, for we are all parts of one body and members one of another.

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