Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

So Hanun arrested David's delegation, shaved off their beards, cut off their clothes at the waist line, and sent them away in disgrace.

New American Standard Bible

So Hanun took David's servants and shaved them and cut off their garments in the middle as far as their hips, and sent them away.

King James Version

Wherefore Hanun took David's servants, and shaved them, and cut off their garments in the midst hard by their buttocks, and sent them away.

Holman Bible

So Hanun took David’s emissaries, shaved them, cut their clothes in half at the hips, and sent them away.

A Conservative Version

So Hanun took David's servants, and shaved them, and cut off their garments in the middle, even to their buttocks, and sent them away.

American Standard Version

So Hanun took David's servants, and shaved them, and cut off their garments in the middle, even to their buttocks, and sent them away.

Amplified

Therefore Hanun took David's servants, shaved them, cut off their garments in the middle near their buttocks, and sent them away.

Bible in Basic English

So Hanun took David's servants, and cutting off their hair and the skirts of their robes up to the middle, sent them away.

Darby Translation

And Hanun took David's servants, and had them shaved, and their raiment cut off in the midst, as far as the hip, and sent them away.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Then Hanun took David's slaves and shaved them, and cut off their garments in half, exposing their buttocks and sent them away.

Julia Smith Translation

And Hanun will take David's servants and shave them, and cut off their garments in the half, even to the step, and he will send them away.

King James 2000

Therefore Hanun took David's servants, and shaved them, and cut off their garments in the middle at their buttocks, and sent them away.

Lexham Expanded Bible

So Hanun took the servants of David and shaved them and cut off their garments at the middle, up to the buttocks, and sent them away.

Modern King James verseion

And Hanun took David's servants and shaved them, and cut off their garments in half, to the buttocks, and sent them away.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Whereupon Hanun took David's servants and shaved them, and cut off their coats hard by their buttocks and sent them away.

NET Bible

So Hanun seized David's servants and shaved their beards off. He cut off the lower part of their robes so that their buttocks were exposed and then sent them away.

New Heart English Bible

So Hanun took David's servants, and shaved them, and cut off their garments in the middle, even to their buttocks, and sent them away.

The Emphasized Bible

So Hanun took the servants of David, and shaved them, and cut off their upper garments in the middle, as far as their parts of shame, - and let them go.

Webster

Wherefore Hanun took David's servants, and shaved them, and cut off their garments in the midst hard by their buttocks, and sent them away.

World English Bible

So Hanun took David's servants, and shaved them, and cut off their garments in the middle, even to their buttocks, and sent them away.

Youngs Literal Translation

And Hanun taketh the servants of David, and shaveth them, and cutteth their long robes in the midst, unto the buttocks, and sendeth them away.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חנוּן 
Chanuwn 
Usage: 11

לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

דּויד דּוד 
David 
Usage: 1074

עבד 
`ebed 
Usage: 800

and shaved
גּלח 
Galach 
Usage: 23

them, and cut off
כּרת 
Karath 
Usage: 287

מדו 
medev 
Usage: 2

in the midst
חצי 
Chetsiy 
Usage: 125

מפשׂעה 
Miphsa`ah 
Usage: 1

Verse Info

Context Readings

The Ammonites Humiliate David's Messengers

3 But when David's delegation arrived to visit Hanun in Ammonite territory to console him, the Ammonite officials asked Hanun, "Do you think that because David has sent a delegation of consolers to you that he is honoring your father? His delegation has arrived to search, overthrow, and scout the land, hasn't it?" 4 So Hanun arrested David's delegation, shaved off their beards, cut off their clothes at the waist line, and sent them away in disgrace. 5 After they had departed, David was informed about the men, so he sent word to them, since they had been deeply humiliated. He told them, "Stay at Jericho until your beards have grown back, and then return."


Cross References

Leviticus 19:27

"You are not to cut your hair in ritualistic patterns on your head or deface the edges of your beard.

2 Samuel 10:4-5

So Hanun arrested David's delegation, shaved off half of their beards, cut off their clothes at the waist line, and sent them away in disgrace.

2 Chronicles 36:16

but they mocked God's messengers, despised his words, and scoffed at his prophets, until there was no remedy for the wrath of the LORD that arose to punish his people.

Psalm 35:12

They paid me back evil for good; my soul mourns.

Psalm 109:4-5

Instead of receiving my love, they accuse me, though I continue in prayer.

Isaiah 15:2

He has gone up to the temple, and to Dibon, to the high places to weep; over Nebo and over Medeba Moab wails. His head is completely bald, and every beard is shaved off.

Isaiah 20:4

so the king of Assyria will lead away the Egyptian captives and exiles from Cush, both the young and the old, naked and barefoot with even their buttocks uncovered to the shame of Egypt.

Isaiah 47:2-3

Take millstones and grind flour. Remove your veil, strip off your robes, bare your legs, and wade through the rivers.

Jeremiah 41:5

eighty men from Shechem, from Shiloh, and from Samaria came with their beards shaved, their clothes torn, and their bodies slashed. They had grain offerings and incense with them to present at the LORD's Temple.

Jeremiah 48:37

Indeed every head will be bald and every beard cut short. There will be gashes on all the hands and sackcloth on the loins.

Mark 12:4

Again, the man sent another servant to them. They beat the servant over the head and treated him shamefully.

Luke 20:10-11

At the right time he sent a servant to the farmers in order to get his share of the produce of the vineyard. But the farmers beat him and sent him back empty-handed.

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