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Isaiah 42:14

Promise of the Lord’s Help

14 “I have held My peace a long time,

I have been still and restrained Myself.

Now I will cry like a woman in 5labor,

I will pant and gasp at once.

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Isaiah 42:14 — The New International Version (NIV)

14 “For a long time I have kept silent,

I have been quiet and held myself back.

But now, like a woman in childbirth,

I cry out, I gasp and pant.

Isaiah 42:14 — English Standard Version (ESV)

14 For a long time I have held my peace;

I have kept still and restrained myself;

now I will cry out like a woman in labor;

I will gasp and pant.

Isaiah 42:14 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

14 I have long time holden my peace;

I have been still, and refrained myself:

Now will I cry like a travailing woman;

I will destroy and devour at once.

Isaiah 42:14 — New Living Translation (NLT)

14 He will say, “I have long been silent;

yes, I have restrained myself.

But now, like a woman in labor,

I will cry and groan and pant.

Isaiah 42:14 — New Century Version (NCV)

14 The Lord says, “For a long time I have said nothing;

I have been quiet and held myself back.

But now I will cry out

and strain like a woman giving birth to a child.

Isaiah 42:14 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

14 I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry out like a travailing woman; I will gasp and pant together.

Isaiah 42:14 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

14 Long time have I holden my peace; I have been still, I have restrained myself: I will cry like a woman that travaileth; I will blow and pant at once.

Isaiah 42:14 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

14 I have been silent for a long time. 

I kept quiet and held myself back. 

But like a woman in childbirth I will cry out. 

I will gasp and pant. 

Isaiah 42:14 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

14 “I have kept silent from ages past;

I have been quiet and restrained Myself.

But now, I will groan like a woman in labor,

gasping breathlessly.

Isaiah 42:14 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

14 For a long time I have held my peace,

I have kept still and restrained myself;

now I will cry out like a woman in labor,

I will gasp and pant.

Isaiah 42:14 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

14 I have been silent for a long time;

I have kept silent;

I have restrained myself like one giving birth;

I will moan, pant, and gasp together.

Isaiah 42:14 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

14 The Lord says, “For a long time I have kept silent.

I have been calm and quiet.

But now, like a woman having a baby,

I cry out. I am struggling to breathe.

Isaiah 42:14 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

14 “I have kept silent for a long time,

I have kept still and restrained Myself.

Now like a woman in labor I will groan,

I will both gasp and pant.