Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Be strong, and let us show ourselves courageous for the sake of our people and for the cities of our God; and may the LORD do what is good in His sight."

King James Version

Be of good courage, and let us behave ourselves valiantly for our people, and for the cities of our God: and let the LORD do that which is good in his sight.

Holman Bible

Be strong! We must prove ourselves strong for our people and for the cities of our God. May the Lord's will be done."

International Standard Version

Be strong, be courageous on behalf of our people and for the cities of our God, and may the LORD do what he thinks is best."

A Conservative Version

Be of good courage, and let us act the man for our people, and for the cities of our God. And LORD do that which seems good to him.

American Standard Version

Be of good courage, and let us play the man for our people, and for the cities of our God: and Jehovah do that which seemeth him good.

Amplified

Be of good courage and let us behave ourselves courageously for our people and for the cities of our God; and may the Lord do what is good in His sight.

Bible in Basic English

Take heart, and let us be strong for our people and for the towns of our God; and may the Lord do what seems good to him.

Darby Translation

Be strong, and let us shew ourselves valiant for our people, and for the cities of our God; and Jehovah will do what is good in his sight.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Be of good courage, and let us behave ourselves valiantly for our people and for the cities of our God; and let the LORD do that which is good in his sight.

Julia Smith Translation

Be strong, and we will strengthen ourselves for our people and for the cities of our God: and Jehovah will do the good in his eyes.

King James 2000

Be of good courage, and let us fight valiantly for our people, and for the cities of our God: and let the LORD do that which is good in his sight.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Be strong! Let us strengthen ourselves on behalf of our people and on behalf of the cities of our God. And may Yahweh do [what is] good in his eyes."

Modern King James verseion

Be of good courage and let us behave ourselves bravely for our people, and for the cities of our God. And let Jehovah do what is good in His sight.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Pluck up thine heart and let us play the men for our people's sake, and for the cities of our God, and the LORD to do what seemeth him best."

NET Bible

Be strong! Let's fight bravely for the sake of our people and the cities of our God! The Lord will do what he decides is best!"

New Heart English Bible

Be courageous, and let us be strong for our people, and for the cities of our God. May the LORD do that which seems good to him."

The Emphasized Bible

Be strong, and let us put forth our strength, for the sake of our people, and for the sake of the cities of our God, - and let, Yahweh, do, what is good in his own eyes.

Webster

Be of good courage, and let us behave ourselves valiantly for our people, and for the cities of our God: and let the LORD do that which is good in his sight.

World English Bible

Be courageous, and let us be strong for our people, and for the cities of our God. May Yahweh do that which seems good to him."

Youngs Literal Translation

be strong, and we strengthen ourselves, for our people, and for the cities of our God, and Jehovah doth that which is good in His eyes.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

and for the cities
עיר ער עיר 
`iyr 
Usage: 1094

of our God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

and let the Lord

Usage: 0

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

Ammonites And Syrians Defeated

12 He said, "If the Arameans are too strong for me, then you shall help me; but if the sons of Ammon are too strong for you, then I will help you. 13 "Be strong, and let us show ourselves courageous for the sake of our people and for the cities of our God; and may the LORD do what is good in His sight." 14 So Joab and the people who were with him drew near to the battle against the Arameans, and they fled before him.



Cross References

Deuteronomy 31:6-7

"Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you He will not fail you or forsake you."

Joshua 1:7

"Only be strong and very courageous; be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go.

Joshua 10:25

Joshua then said to them, "Do not fear or be dismayed! Be strong and courageous, for thus the LORD will do to all your enemies with whom you fight."

Judges 10:15

The sons of Israel said to the LORD, "We have sinned, do to us whatever seems good to You; only please deliver us this day."

1 Samuel 3:18

So Samuel told him everything and hid nothing from him. And he said, "It is the LORD; let Him do what seems good to Him."

1 Samuel 4:9

"Take courage and be men, O Philistines, or you will become slaves to the Hebrews, as they have been slaves to you; therefore, be men and fight."

1 Samuel 14:6-12

Then Jonathan said to the young man who was carrying his armor, "Come and let us cross over to the garrison of these uncircumcised; perhaps the LORD will work for us, for the LORD is not restrained to save by many or by few."

1 Samuel 17:32

David said to Saul, "Let no man's heart fail on account of him; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine."

2 Samuel 10:12

"Be strong, and let us show ourselves courageous for the sake of our people and for the cities of our God; and may the LORD do what is good in His sight."

2 Samuel 15:26

"But if He should say thus, 'I have no delight in you,' behold, here I am, let Him do to me as seems good to Him."

2 Samuel 16:10-11

But the king said, "What have I to do with you, O sons of Zeruiah? If he curses, and if the LORD has told him, 'Curse David,' then who shall say, 'Why have you done so?'"

Ezra 10:4

"Arise! For this matter is your responsibility, but we will be with you; be courageous and act."

Nehemiah 4:14

When I saw their fear, I rose and spoke to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people: "Do not be afraid of them; remember the Lord who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives and your houses."

Job 1:22

Through all this Job did not sin nor did he blame God.

Psalm 27:14

Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.

1 Corinthians 16:13

Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.

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