New Living Translation
The bed you have made is too short to lie on. The blankets are too narrow to cover you.
King James 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.
Darby Bible Translation
For the bed is too short to stretch oneself on, and the covering too narrow when he would wrap himself in it.
World English Bible
For the bed is too short to stretch out on, and the blanket is too narrow to wrap oneself in.
Young's Literal Translation
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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
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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