Parallel Verses

NET Bible

Turn back toward us, O Lord! How long must this suffering last? Have pity on your servants!

New American Standard Bible

Do return, O Lord; how long will it be?
And be sorry for Your servants.

King James Version

Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.

Holman Bible

Lord—how long?
Turn and have compassion on Your servants.

International Standard Version

Please return, LORD! When will it be? Comfort your servants.

A Conservative Version

Return, O LORD. How long? And relent concerning thy servants.

American Standard Version

Return, O Jehovah; how long? And let it repent thee concerning thy servants.


Turn, O Lord [from Your fierce anger]; how long will it be?
Be compassionate toward Your servants—revoke Your sentence.

Darby Translation

Return, Jehovah: how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.

Julia Smith Translation

Turn back, O Jehovah, how long? and have pity upon thy servants.

King James 2000

Return, O LORD, how long? and may you have compassion concerning your servants.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Return, O Yahweh. How long? And have compassion on your servants.

Modern King James verseion

Return, O Jehovah! How long? And give pity to Your servants.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Turn thee again, O LORD, at the last, and be gracious unto thy servants.

New Heart English Bible

Relent, LORD. How long? Have compassion on your servants.

The Emphasized Bible

Return, Yahweh, oh how long? And have compassion upon thy servants;


Return, O LORD, how long? and repent thou concerning thy servants.

World English Bible

Relent, Yahweh! How long? Have compassion on your servants!

Youngs Literal Translation

Turn back, O Jehovah, till when? And repent concerning Thy servants.


Context Readings

Eternal God And Mortal Man

12 So teach us to consider our mortality, so that we might live wisely. 13 Turn back toward us, O Lord! How long must this suffering last? Have pity on your servants! 14 Satisfy us in the morning with your loyal love! Then we will shout for joy and be happy all our days!

Cross References

Deuteronomy 32:36

The Lord will judge his people, and will change his plans concerning his servants; when he sees that their power has disappeared, and that no one is left, whether confined or set free.

Psalm 135:14

For the Lord vindicates his people, and has compassion on his servants.

Psalm 106:45

He remembered his covenant with them, and relented because of his great loyal love.

Psalm 80:14

O God, invincible warrior, come back! Look down from heaven and take notice! Take care of this vine,

Amos 7:3

The Lord decided not to do this. "It will not happen," the Lord said.

Amos 7:6

The Lord decided not to do this. The sovereign Lord said, "This will not happen either."

Jonah 3:9

Who knows? Perhaps God might be willing to change his mind and relent and turn from his fierce anger so that we might not die."

Exodus 32:12

Why should the Egyptians say, 'For evil he led them out to kill them in the mountains and to destroy them from the face of the earth'? Turn from your burning anger, and relent of this evil against your people.

Exodus 32:14

Then the Lord relented over the evil that he had said he would do to his people.

Psalm 6:3-4

I am absolutely terrified, and you, Lord -- how long will this continue?

Psalm 74:10

How long, O God, will the adversary hurl insults? Will the enemy blaspheme your name forever?

Psalm 89:46

How long, O Lord, will this last? Will you remain hidden forever? Will your anger continue to burn like fire?

Jeremiah 12:15

But after I have uprooted the people of those nations, I will relent and have pity on them. I will restore the people of each of those nations to their own lands and to their own country.

Hosea 11:8

How can I give you up, O Ephraim? How can I surrender you, O Israel? How can I treat you like Admah? How can I make you like Zeboiim? I have had a change of heart! All my tender compassions are aroused!

Joel 2:13-14

Return to the Lord your God, for he is merciful and compassionate, slow to anger and boundless in loyal love -- often relenting from calamitous punishment.

Zechariah 1:16

"'Therefore,' says the Lord, 'I have become compassionate toward Jerusalem and will rebuild my temple in it,' says the Lord who rules over all. 'Once more a surveyor's measuring line will be stretched out over Jerusalem.'

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