Parallel Verses

Amplified

Let them wander up and down for food and tarry all night if they are not satisfied (not getting their fill).

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.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Let them wander up and down for food and murmur if they are 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 And at evening let them return; let them howl and snarl like dogs, and go prowling about the city. 15 Let them wander up and down for food and tarry all night if they are not satisfied (not getting their fill). 16 But I will sing of Your mighty strength and power; yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy and loving-kindness in the morning; for You have been to me a defense (a fortress and a high tower) and a refuge in the day of my distress.


Cross References

Job 15:23

He wanders abroad for food, saying, Where is it? He knows that the day of darkness and destruction is already close upon him.

Psalm 109:10

Let his children be continual vagabonds [as was Cain] and beg; let them seek their bread and be driven far from their ruined homes.

Deuteronomy 28:48

Therefore you shall serve your enemies whom the Lord shall send against you, in hunger and thirst, in nakedness and in want of all things; and He will put a yoke of iron upon your neck until He has destroyed you.

Deuteronomy 28:53-58

And you shall eat the fruit of your own body, the flesh of your sons and daughters whom the Lord your God has given you, in the siege and in the [pressing] misery with which your enemies shall distress you.

2 Kings 6:25-29

And a great famine came to Samaria. 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 [a wild vegetable] for five shekels of silver.

Job 30:1-7

But now they who are younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I disdained to set with the dogs of my flock.

Isaiah 8:21

And they [who consult mediums and wizards] shall pass through [the land] sorely distressed and hungry; and when they are hungry, they will fret, and will curse by their king and their God; and whether they look upward

Isaiah 56:11

Yes, the dogs are greedy; they never have enough. And such are the shepherds who cannot understand; they have all turned to their own way, each one to his own gain, from every quarter [one and all].

Lamentations 4:4-5

The tongue of the nursing babe cleaves to the roof of its mouth because of thirst; the young children beg for food, but no one gives it to them.

Lamentations 4:9-10

Those who are slain with the sword are more fortunate than those who are the victims of hunger [slain by the famine]; for they [the hungry] pine and ebb away, stricken through for want of the fruits of the field.

Lamentations 5:9

We get our bread at the peril of our lives because of the sword of the wilderness [the wild Arabs, who may attack if we venture into the fields to reap our harvests].

Micah 3:5

Thus says the Lord: Concerning the false prophets who make My people err, when they have anything good to bite with their teeth they cry, Peace; and whoever gives them nothing to chew, against him they declare a sanctified war.

Matthew 24:7-8

For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in place after place;

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