Parallel Verses

King James Version

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

New American Standard Bible

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

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 Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us. 14 Thou makest us a byword among the heathen, a shaking of the head among the people. 15 My confusion is continually before me, and the shame of my face hath covered me,


Cross References

Jeremiah 24:9

And I will deliver them to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth for their hurt, to be a reproach and a proverb, a taunt and a curse, in all places whither I shall drive them.

2 Kings 19:21

This is the word that the LORD hath spoken concerning him; The virgin the daughter of Zion hath despised thee, and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee.

Job 16:4

I also could speak as ye do: if your soul were in my soul's stead, I could heap up words against you, and shake mine head at you.

Deuteronomy 28:37

And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the LORD shall lead thee.

1 Kings 9:7

Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people:

2 Chronicles 7:20

Then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have given them; and this house, which I have sanctified for my name, will I cast out of my sight, and will make it to be a proverb and a byword among all nations.

Job 17:6

He hath made me also a byword of the people; and aforetime I was as a tabret.

Psalm 22:7

All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,

Psalm 109:25

I became also a reproach unto them: when they looked upon me they shaked their heads.

Isaiah 37:22

This is the word which the LORD hath spoken concerning him; The virgin, the daughter of Zion, hath despised thee, and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee.

Lamentations 2:15-17

All that pass by clap their hands at thee; they hiss and wag their head at the daughter of Jerusalem, saying, Is this the city that men call The perfection of beauty, The joy of the whole earth?

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