Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

This is the joyous city that dwelt carelessly, that said in her heart, I am, and there is none besides me. How she has become a desolation, a place for beasts to lie down in! Everyone who passes by her shall hiss, and wag his hand.

New American Standard Bible

This is the exultant city
Which dwells securely,
Who says in her heart,
I am, and there is no one besides me.”
How she has become a desolation,
A resting place for beasts!
Everyone who passes by her will hiss
And wave his hand in contempt.

King James Version

This is the rejoicing city that dwelt carelessly, that said in her heart, I am, and there is none beside me: how is she become a desolation, a place for beasts to lie down in! every one that passeth by her shall hiss, and wag his hand.

Holman Bible

This is the self-assured city
that lives in security,
that thinks to herself:
I exist, and there is no one else.
What a desolation she has become,
a place for wild animals to lie down!
Everyone who passes by her
jeers and shakes his fist.

International Standard Version

This is that carefree city that lived irresponsibly, that told herself, "Me first!' and, "There will be no one else!' How ruined she has become a habitat for wild animals! Everyone who passes by her will sneer at her and make obscene gestures!"

American Standard Version

This is the joyous city that dwelt carelessly, that said in her heart, I am, and there is none besides me: how is she become a desolation, a place for beasts to lie down in! every one that passeth by her shall hiss, and wag his hand.

Amplified


This is the joyous city
Which dwells carelessly [feeling so secure],
Who says in her heart,
“I am, and there is no one besides me.”
What a desolation she has become,
A lair for [wild] animals!
Everyone who passes by her will hiss [in scorn]
And wave his hand in contempt.

Bible in Basic English

This is the town which was full of joy, living without fear of danger, saying in her heart, I am, and there is no other: how has she been made waste, a place for beasts to take their rest in! everyone who goes by her will make hisses, waving his hand.

Darby Translation

This is the rejoicing city that dwelt in security, that said in her heart, I am, and there is none else beside me: how is she become a desolation, a couching-place for beasts! Every one that passeth by her shall hiss, shall wave his hand.

Julia Smith Translation

This the exulting city dwelling confidently, saying in her heart, I, and none besides me. How was she for a desolation, a piece of lying down for the beast! all passing by her shall hiss and wave his hand.

King James 2000

This is the rejoicing city that dwelt securely, that said in her heart, I am, and there is none beside me: how has she become a desolation, a place for beasts to lie down in! everyone that passes by her shall hiss, and shake his fist.

Lexham Expanded Bible

This [is] the city of rejoicing that lived securely; the one saying in her heart, "{I am, and there is none besides me}." How she has become a desolation, a lair for wild animals! Everyone who passes by her hisses and shakes his fist.

Modern King James verseion

This is the rejoicing city, dwelling confidently, who says in her heart, I am, and no other still is. How she has become a ruin, a resting-place for animals! Everyone who passes by her shall hiss; he shall wag his hand.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

This is the proud and careless city, that said in her heart, "I am, and there is else none." O how is she made so waste, that the beasts lie therein? Whoso goeth by, mocketh her, and pointeth at her with his finger.

NET Bible

This is how the once-proud city will end up -- the city that was so secure. She thought to herself, "I am unique! No one can compare to me!" What a heap of ruins she has become, a place where wild animals live! Everyone who passes by her taunts her and shakes his fist.

New Heart English Bible

This is the joyous city that lived carelessly, that said in her heart, "I am, and there is none besides me." How she has become a desolation, a place for animals to lie down in. Everyone who passes by her will hiss, and shake their fists.

The Emphasized Bible

This, is the city exultant, that sat secure, that said in her heart, I, am ! and no one besides! How hath she become a desolation! a lair of beasts, every one passing, by her doth hiss, shaketh his hand.

Webster

This is the rejoicing city that dwelt in security, that said in her heart, I am, and there is none besides me: how is she become a desolation, a place for beasts to lie down in! every one that passeth by her shall hiss, and wag his hand.

World English Bible

This is the joyous city that lived carelessly, that said in her heart, "I am, and there is none besides me." How she has become a desolation, a place for animals to lie down in! Everyone who passes by her will hiss, and shake their fists.

Youngs Literal Translation

This is the exulting city that is dwelling confidently, That is saying in her heart, 'I am, and beside me there is none,' How hath she been for a desolation, A crouching-place for beasts, Every one passing by her doth hiss, He doth shake his hand!

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
This is the rejoicing
עלּיז 
`alliyz 
Usage: 7

עיר ער עיר 
`iyr 
Usage: 1094

ישׁב 
Yashab 
Usage: 1081

in her heart
לבב 
Lebab 
Usage: 251

I am, and there is none beside
אפס 
'ephec 
ends, no, none, not, nothing, without, else, beside, but, cause, howbeit, .
Usage: 43

שׁמּה 
Shammah 
Usage: 39

חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502

to lie down in
מרבּץ 
Marbets 
Usage: 2

עבר 
`abar 
over, pass, through, pass by, go, away, pass on,
Usage: 557

שׁרק 
Sharaq 
Usage: 12

and wag
נוּע 
Nuwa` 
Usage: 40

Context Readings

Cush And Assyria Will Be Destroyed

14 And herds shall lay down in the midst of her. All the beasts of the nations, both the pelican and the porcupine shall lodge in the capitals of it. [Their] voice shall sing in the windows. Desolation shall be in the thresholds. For 15 This is the joyous city that dwelt carelessly, that said in her heart, I am, and there is none besides me. How she has become a desolation, a place for beasts to lie down in! Everyone who passes by her shall hiss, and wag his hand.



Cross References

Ezekiel 28:2

Son of man, say to the ruler of Tyre, Thus says lord LORD: Because thy heart is lifted up, and thou have said, I am a god. I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas. Yet thou are man, and not God, though thou did set thy h

Nahum 3:19

There is no assuaging of thy hurt. Thy wound is grievous. All who hear the report of thee clap their hands over thee, for upon whom has not thy wickedness passed continually?

Isaiah 22:2

O thou that are full of shoutings, a tumultuous city, a joyous town. Thy slain are not slain with the sword, nor are they dead in battle.

Ezekiel 28:9

Will thou yet say before him who slays thee, I am God? But thou are man, and not God, in the hand of him who wounds thee.

1 Kings 9:7-8

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 peoples.

Job 27:23

Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.

Psalm 52:6-7

The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him, [saying],

Isaiah 10:12-14

Therefore it shall come to pass, that, when LORD has performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks.

Isaiah 14:4-5

that thou shall take up this parable against the king of Babylon, and say, How has the oppressor ceased, the golden city ceased!

Isaiah 32:9

Rise up, ye women who are at ease. Hear my voice, ye careless daughters. Give ear to my speech.

Isaiah 47:7-8

And thou said, I shall be mistress forever, so that thou did not lay these things to thy heart, nor remembered the latter end of it.

Jeremiah 19:8

And I will make this city an astonishment, and a hissing. Everyone who passes by it shall be astonished and hiss because of all the plagues of it.

Jeremiah 19:8

And I will make this city an astonishment, and a hissing. Everyone who passes by it shall be astonished and hiss because of all the plagues of it.

Lamentations 2:1

How LORD has covered the daughter of Zion with a cloud in his anger! He has cast down the beauty of Israel from heaven to the earth, and has not remembered his footstool in the day of his anger.

Lamentations 2:15

All who 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 called The perfection of beauty, The joy of the whole earth?

Ezekiel 27:36

The merchants among the peoples hiss at thee. Thou have become a horror, and thou shall nevermore have any being.

Ezekiel 29:3

Speak, and say, Thus says lord LORD: Behold, I am against thee, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great monster that lays in the midst of his rivers, that has said, My river is my own, and I have made it for myself.

Matthew 27:39

And those who passed by reviled him, shaking their heads,

Revelation 18:7-19

In an amount she glorified herself and lived wantonly, give her so much torment and grief, because she says in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and will, no, not see grief.

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