KJV LexiconLift up
to lift, in a great variety of applications, literal and figurative, absol. and rel. (as follows)
an eye; by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape)
unto the high places
bareness; concretely, a bare hill or plain -- high place, stick out.
to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative)surely, think, view, visions.
ay-fo' (from 335 and 6311)
what place? also (of time) when?; or (of means) how?; what manner, where
thou hast not been lien
to copulate with -- lie with, ravish.
to lie down (for rest, sexual connection, decease or any other purpose)
with In the ways
a road (as trodden); figuratively, a course of life or mode of action, often adverb
hast thou sat
to sit down (specifically as judge. in ambush, in quiet); by implication, to dwell, to remain; causatively, to settle, to marry
for them as the Arabian
an Arabian or inhabitant of Arab (i.e. Arabia) -- Arabian.
in the wilderness
a pasture (i.e. open field, whither cattle are driven); by implication, a desert; also speech (including its organs) -- desert, south, speech, wilderness.
and thou hast polluted
to soil, especially in a moral sense -- corrupt, defile, greatly, pollute, profane.
the earth (at large, or partitively a land) -- common, country, earth, field, ground, land, natins, way, + wilderness, world.
with thy whoredoms
adultery, i.e. (figuratively) infidelity, idolatry -- whoredom.
and with thy wickedness
bad or (as noun) evil (natural or moral)one), worse(-st), wretchedness, wrong. (Incl. feminine raaah; as adjective or noun.).
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
"Lift up your eyes to the bare heights and see; Where have you not been violated? By the roads you have sat for them Like an Arab in the desert, And you have polluted a land With your harlotry and with your wickedness.
King James Bible
Lift up thine eyes unto the high places, and see where thou hast not been lien with. In the ways hast thou sat for them, as the Arabian in the wilderness; and thou hast polluted the land with thy whoredoms and with thy wickedness.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Look to the barren heights and see. Where have you not been immoral? You sat waiting for them beside the highways like a nomad in the desert. You have defiled the land with your prostitution and wickedness.
International Standard Version
"Look up to the barren heights and see. Is there any place where you have not been ravished? You have sat beside the road, waiting for them like a nomad in the desert. And you have polluted the land with your fornication and your wickedness.
"Look up at the hilltops and consider this. You have had sex with other gods on every one of them. You waited for those gods like a thief lying in wait in the desert. You defiled the land by your wicked prostitution to other gods.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Look at the bare hills, and see. You have had sex with men in every place. You sat by the roadside waiting for them like a nomad in the desert. You have polluted the land with your prostitution and wickedness.
King James 2000 Bible
Lift up your eyes unto the high places, and see where you have not been lain with. In the ways have you sat for them, as the Arabian in the wilderness; and you have polluted the land with your harlotries and with your wickedness.
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