KJV LexiconFor their mother
a mother (as the bond of the family); in a wide sense (both literally and figuratively) -- dam, mother, parting.
hath played the harlot
to commit adultery; figuratively, to commit idolatry (the Jewish people being regarded as the spouse of Jehovah)
she that conceived
to be (or become) pregnant, conceive -- been, be with child, conceive, progenitor.
them hath done shamefully
to be ashamed, confused or disappointed; also (as failing) to dry up (as water) or wither (as herbage)
for she said
to say (used with great latitude)
I will go
to walk; causatively, to carry (in various senses)
the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses)
to have affection for (sexually or otherwise) -- (be-)love(-d, -ly, -r), like, friend.
to give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.)
me my bread
food (for man or beast), especially bread, or grain (for making it) -- (shew-)bread, eat, food, fruit, loaf, meat, victuals.
and my water
water; figuratively, juice; by euphemism, urine, semen -- + piss, wasting, water(-ing, (-course, -flood, -spring).
wool -- wool(-len).
and my flax
linen (i.e. the thread, as carded) -- flax, linen.
grease, especially liquid (as from the olive, often perfumed); figuratively, richness -- anointing, fat (things), fruitful, oil(-ed), ointment, olive, + pine.
and my drink
a beverage; moisture, i.e. (figuratively) refreshment -- drink, marrow.
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
"For their mother has played the harlot; She who conceived them has acted shamefully. For she said, 'I will go after my lovers, Who give me my bread and my water, My wool and my flax, my oil and my drink.'
King James Bible
For their mother hath played the harlot: she that conceived them hath done shamefully: for she said, I will go after my lovers, that give me my bread and my water, my wool and my flax, mine oil and my drink.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Yes, their mother is promiscuous; she conceived them and acted shamefully. For she thought, "I will go after my lovers, the men who give me my food and water, my wool and flax, my oil and drink."
International Standard Version
Indeed, their mother has committed prostitution— the one who has been conceiving them has acted disgracefully— when she said, 'I'm going after my lovers, who provide me food and water, as well as my wool, my flax, my oil, and my wine.'
For their mother has committed adultery; she who conceived them has acted shamefully. For she said, "I will seek out my lovers; they are the ones who give me my bread and my water, my wool, my flax, my olive oil, and my wine.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
Their mother acted like a prostitute. The woman who became pregnant with them did shameful things. She said, 'I'll chase after my lovers. They will give me food and water, wool and linen, olive oil and wine.'
King James 2000 Bible
For their mother has played the harlot: she that conceived them has done shamefully: for she said, I will go after my lovers, that give me my bread and my water, my wool and my flax, my oil and my drink.
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