Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

Have the workers of evil no knowledge? they take my people for food, as they would take bread; they make no prayer to God.

New American Standard Bible

Have the workers of wickedness no knowledge,
Who eat up My people as though they ate bread
And have not called upon God?

King James Version

Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread: they have not called upon God.

Holman Bible

Will evildoers never understand?
They consume My people as they consume bread;
they do not call on God.

International Standard Version

Will those who do evil ever learn? They devour my people like they devour bread, and never call on God.

A Conservative Version

Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge, who eat up my people [as] they eat bread, and call not upon God?

American Standard Version

Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge, Who eat up my people as they eat bread, And call not upon God?

Amplified


Have workers of wickedness no knowledge or no understanding?
They eat up My people as though they ate bread
And have not called upon God.

Darby Translation

Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge, eating up my people as they eat bread? they call not upon God.

Julia Smith Translation

Did not those transgressing know any thing? eating up my people, they ate bread: they called not upon God.

King James 2000

Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread: they have not called upon God.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Do not evildoers know, [they] who eat my people [as though] they were eating bread? They do not call on God.

Modern King James verseion

Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? They eat up my people as they eat bread; they have not called on God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

How can they have understanding, that are the workers of wickedness, eating up my people as it were bread, and calling not upon God?

NET Bible

All those who behave wickedly do not understand -- those who devour my people as if they were eating bread, and do not call out to God.

New Heart English Bible

Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge, who eat up my people as they eat bread, and do not call on God?

The Emphasized Bible

Are the workers of iniquity, without knowledge? Devouring my people, as they devour food? Upon God, have they not called.

Webster

Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread! they have not called upon God.

World English Bible

Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge, who eat up my people as they eat bread, and don't call on God?

Youngs Literal Translation

Have not workers of iniquity known, Those eating my people have eaten bread, God they have not called.

Verse Info

Context Readings

There Is None Who Does Good

3 Every one of them has gone back; they are unclean: there is not one who does good, no, not one. 4 Have the workers of evil no knowledge? they take my people for food, as they would take bread; they make no prayer to God. 5 They were in great fear, where there was no cause for fear: for the bones of those who make war on you have been broken by God; you have put them to shame, because God has no desire for them.


Cross References

Jeremiah 4:22

For my people are foolish, they have no knowledge of me; they are evil-minded children, without sense, all of them: they are wise in evil-doing, but have no knowledge of doing good.

Psalm 27:2

When evil-doers, even my haters, came on me to put an end to me, they were broken and put to shame.

Psalm 94:8

Give your mind to my words, you who are without wisdom among the people; you foolish men, when will you be wise?

Isaiah 27:11

When its branches are dry they will be broken off; the women will come and put fire to them: for it is a foolish people; for this cause he who made them will have no mercy on them, and he whose work they are will not have pity on them.

Jeremiah 10:25

Let your wrath be let loose on the nations which have no knowledge of you, and on the families who give no worship to your name: for they have made a meal of Jacob, truly they have made a meal of him and put an end to him and made his fields a waste.

Matthew 23:17-39

You foolish ones and blind: which is greater, the gold, or the Temple which makes the gold holy?

Revelation 17:16

And the ten horns which you saw, and the beast, these will be turned against the evil woman, and will make her waste and uncovered, and will take her flesh for food, and will have her burned with fire.

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