Isaiah 28:20

“For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it: and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the bed is shorter, then that a man can stretch himselfe on it: and the couering narrower, then that he can wrap himselfe in it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The bed is too short on which to stretch out, And the blanket is too small to wrap oneself in.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it; and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the bed is not long enough for a man to be stretched out on: and the cover is not wide enough for him to be covered with.
- Basic English Bible

For the bed is too short to stretch oneself on, and the covering too narrow when he would wrap himself in it.
- Darby Bible

For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it: and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it.
- Webster's Bible

For the bed is too short to stretch out on, and the blanket is too narrow to wrap oneself in.
- World English Bible

For shorter hath been the bed Than to stretch one's self out in, And the covering hath been narrower Than to wrap one's self up in.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For the bed is too short for a man to stretch himself; and the covering too narrow when he gathereth himself up.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 28:20


28:20 For - For those lying refuges, to which you trust, will not be able to give you that protection, which you expect from them; no more than a man can stretch himself upon a bed that is too short for him.


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