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1 Samuel 2:5

Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread,

but those who were hungry have ceased to hunger.

lThe barren has borne seven,

mbut she who has many children is forlorn.

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1 Samuel 2:5 — The New International Version (NIV)

Those who were full hire themselves out for food,

but those who were hungry are hungry no more.

She who was barren has borne seven children,

but she who has had many sons pines away.

1 Samuel 2:5 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

They that were full have hired out themselves for bread;

And they that were hungry ceased:

So that the barren hath born seven;

And she that hath many children is waxed feeble.

1 Samuel 2:5 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Those who were well fed are now starving,

and those who were starving are now full.

The childless woman now has seven children,

and the woman with many children wastes away.

1 Samuel 2:5 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread,

And the hungry have ceased to hunger.

Even the barren has borne seven,

And she who has many children has become feeble.

1 Samuel 2:5 — New Century Version (NCV)

Those who once had plenty of food now must work for food,

but people who were hungry are hungry no more.

The woman who could not have children now has seven,

but the woman who had many children now is sad.

1 Samuel 2:5 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

They that were full have hired out themselves for bread;

And they that were hungry have ceased to hunger:

Yea, the barren hath borne seven;

And she that hath many children languisheth.

1 Samuel 2:5 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

They that were full have hired themselves out for bread; and the hungry are so no more: Even the barren beareth seven, and she that hath many children is waxed feeble.

1 Samuel 2:5 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Those who were well-fed hire themselves out for a piece of bread,

but those who were hungry hunger no more.

Even the woman who was childless gives birth to seven children,

but the mother of many children grieves all alone.

1 Samuel 2:5 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Those who are full hire themselves out for food,

but those who are starving hunger no more.

The woman who is childless gives birth to seven,

but the woman with many sons pines away.

1 Samuel 2:5 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread,

but those who were hungry are fat with spoil.

The barren has borne seven,

but she who has many children is forlorn.

1 Samuel 2:5 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Those who were full must hire themselves out for bread,

but those who are hungry will become fat.

As for the infertile, she will bear seven,

but she who has many sons withers away.

1 Samuel 2:5 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

Those who used to be full have to work for food.

But those who used to be hungry aren’t hungry anymore.

The woman who couldn’t have children has seven of them now.

But the woman who has had many children is sad now because hers have died.

1 Samuel 2:5 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

“Those who were full hire themselves out for bread,

But those who were hungry cease to hunger.

Even the barren gives birth to seven,

But she who has many children languishes.