Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

You make us a byword among the nations,
A laughingstock among the peoples.

King James Version

Thou makest us a byword among the heathen, a shaking of the head among the people.

Holman Bible

You make us a joke among the nations,
a laughingstock among the peoples.

International Standard Version

You made us an object lesson among the nations; people shake their heads at us.

A Conservative Version

Thou make us a byword among the nations, a shaking of the head among the peoples.

American Standard Version

Thou makest us a byword among the nations, A shaking of the head among the peoples.

Amplified


You make us a byword among the nations,
A laughingstock among the people.

Bible in Basic English

Our name is a word of shame among the nations, a sign for the shaking of heads among the peoples.

Darby Translation

Thou makest us a byword among the nations, a shaking of the head among the peoples.

Julia Smith Translation

Thou wilt set us a parable among the nations, a shaking of the head among the peoples.

King James 2000

You make us a byword among the nations, a shaking of the head among the people.

Lexham Expanded Bible

You have made us a byword among the nations, a shaking of [the] head among [the] peoples.

Modern King James verseion

You make us a byword among the nations, a shaking of the head among the people.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Thou makest us to be a byword among the Heathen, and that the people shake their heads at us.

NET Bible

You made us an object of ridicule among the nations; foreigners treat us with contempt.

New Heart English Bible

You make us a byword among the nations, a shaking of the head among the peoples.

The Emphasized Bible

Thou dust make us, A by-word among the nations, - A shaking of the head among the peoples.

Webster

Thou makest us a by-word among the heathen, a shaking of the head among the people.

World English Bible

You make us a byword among the nations, a shaking of the head among the peoples.

Youngs Literal Translation

Thou makest us a simile among nations, A shaking of the head among peoples.

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Easton

Context Readings

Israel's Complaint

13 You make us a reproach to our neighbors,
A scoffing and a derision to those around us.
14 You make us a byword among the nations,
A laughingstock among the peoples.
15 All day long my dishonor is before me
And my humiliation has overwhelmed me,


Cross References

Jeremiah 24:9

I will make them a terror and an evil for all the kingdoms of the earth, as a reproach and a proverb, a taunt and a curse in all places where I will scatter them.

2 Kings 19:21

This is the word that the Lord has spoken against him:
‘She has despised you and mocked you,
The virgin daughter of Zion;
She has shaken her head behind you,
The daughter of Jerusalem!

Job 16:4

“I too could speak like you,
If I were in your place.
I could compose words against you
And shake my head at you.

Deuteronomy 28:37

You shall become a horror, a proverb, and a taunt among all the people where the Lord drives you.

1 Kings 9:7

then I will cut off Israel from the land which I have given them, and the house which I have consecrated for My name, I will cast out of My sight. So Israel will become a proverb and a byword among all peoples.

2 Chronicles 7:20

then I will uproot you from My land which I have given you, and this house which I have consecrated for My name I will cast out of My sight and I will make it a proverb and a byword among all peoples.

Job 17:6

“But He has made me a byword of the people,
And I am one at whom men spit.

Psalm 22:7

All who see me sneer at me;
They separate with the lip, they wag the head, saying,

Psalm 109:25

I also have become a reproach to them;
When they see me, they wag their head.

Isaiah 37:22

this is the word that the Lord has spoken against him:
“She has despised you and mocked you,
The virgin daughter of Zion;
She has shaken her head behind you,
The daughter of Jerusalem!

Lamentations 2:15-17

All who pass along the way
Clap their hands in derision at you;
They hiss and shake their heads
At the daughter of Jerusalem,
“Is this the city of which they said,
The perfection of beauty,
A joy to all the earth’?”

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