Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

They wander about for food
And growl if they are not satisfied.

King James Version

Let them wander up and down for meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied.

Holman Bible

They scavenge for food;
they growl if they are not satisfied.

International Standard Version

They scavenge for food. If they find nothing, they become hungry and growl.

A Conservative Version

They shall wander up and down for food, and tarry all night if they be not satisfied.

American Standard Version

They shall wander up and down for food, And tarry all night if they be not satisfied.

Amplified


They wander around for food [to devour]
And growl all night if they are not satisfied.

Bible in Basic English

Let them go wandering up and down in search of food, and be there all night if they have not enough.

Darby Translation

They shall wander about for meat, and stay all night if they be not satisfied.

Julia Smith Translation

They shall wander to and fro to eat, though they shall not be satisfied; and they will pass the night

King James 2000

Let them wander up and down for food, and growl if they are not satisfied.

Lexham Expanded Bible

As for them, they wander for food. If they are not satisfied, then they continue all night.

Modern King James verseion

Let them wander up and down for food, and growl if they are not satisfied.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Let them run here and there for meat, and grudge when they have not enough.

NET Bible

They wander around looking for something to eat; they refuse to sleep until they are full.

New Heart English Bible

They shall wander up and down for food, and wait all night if they aren't satisfied.

The Emphasized Bible

They, may prowl about for food, - And, if they are not satisfied, then let them whine!

Webster

Let them wander up and down for food, and grudge if they are not satisfied.

World English Bible

They shall wander up and down for food, and wait all night if they aren't satisfied.

Youngs Literal Translation

They -- they wander for food, If they are not satisfied -- then they murmur.

References

American

Fausets

Hastings

Watsons

Dog

Context Readings

God Our Stronghold

14 They return at evening, they howl like a dog,
And go around the city.
15 They wander about for food
And growl if they are not satisfied.
16 But as for me, I shall sing of Your strength;
Yes, I shall joyfully sing of Your lovingkindness in the morning,
For You have been my stronghold
And a refuge in the day of my distress.


Cross References

Job 15:23

“He wanders about for food, saying, ‘Where is it?’
He knows that a day of darkness is at hand.

Psalm 109:10

Let his children wander about and beg;
And let them seek sustenance far from their ruined homes.

Deuteronomy 28:48

therefore you shall serve your enemies whom the Lord will send against you, in hunger, in thirst, in nakedness, and in the lack of all things; and He will put an iron yoke on your neck until He has destroyed you.

Deuteronomy 28:53-58

Then you shall eat the offspring of your own body, the flesh of your sons and of your daughters whom the Lord your God has given you, during the siege and the distress by which your enemy will oppress you.

2 Kings 6:25-29

There was a great famine in Samaria; and behold, they besieged it, until a donkey’s head was sold for eighty shekels of silver, and a fourth of a kab of dove’s dung for five shekels of silver.

Job 30:1-7

“But now those younger than I mock me,
Whose fathers I disdained to put with the dogs of my flock.

Isaiah 8:21

They will pass through the land hard-pressed and famished, and it will turn out that when they are hungry, they will be enraged and curse their king and their God as they face upward.

Isaiah 56:11

And the dogs are greedy, they are not satisfied.
And they are shepherds who have no understanding;
They have all turned to their own way,
Each one to his unjust gain, to the last one.

Lamentations 4:4-5

The tongue of the infant cleaves
To the roof of its mouth because of thirst;
The little ones ask for bread,
But no one breaks it for them.

Lamentations 4:9-10

Better are those slain with the sword
Than those slain with hunger;
For they pine away, being stricken
For lack of the fruits of the field.

Lamentations 5:9

We get our bread at the risk of our lives
Because of the sword in the wilderness.

Micah 3:5

Thus says the Lord concerning the prophets who lead my people astray;
When they have something to bite with their teeth,
They cry, “Peace,”
But against him who puts nothing in their mouths
They declare holy war.

Matthew 24:7-8

For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes.

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