Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

They discovered abundant and excellent grazing lands there, where the land was very broad, secure, and tranquil, because the former inhabitants there were descendants of Ham.

New American Standard Bible

They found rich and good pasture, and the land was broad and quiet and peaceful; for those who lived there formerly were Hamites.

King James Version

And they found fat pasture and good, and the land was wide, and quiet, and peaceable; for they of Ham had dwelt there of old.

Holman Bible

They found rich, good pasture, and the land was broad, peaceful, and quiet, for some Hamites had lived there previously.

A Conservative Version

And they found lush and good pasture, and the land was wide and quiet and peaceable, for those who dwelt there formerly were of Ham.

American Standard Version

And they found fat pasture and good, and the land was wide, and quiet, and peaceable; for they that dwelt there aforetime were of Ham.

Amplified

And they found rich, good pasture, and the [cleared] land was wide, quiet, and peaceful, because people of Ham had dwelt there of old [and had left it a better place for those who came after them].

Bible in Basic English

And they came to some good fertile grass-land, in a wide quiet country of peace-loving people; for the people who were living there before were of the offspring of Ham.

Darby Translation

And they found fat and good pasture, and a land widely extended and quiet and fertile, for they who had dwelt there formerly were of Ham.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And they found fat pasture and good, and the land was wide and spacious and quiet and peaceable, for the sons of Ham had dwelt there of old.

Julia Smith Translation

And they will find fat pasture and good, and the land wide of hands and resting and quiet; for from Ham dwelling there before.

King James 2000

And they found rich and good pasture, and the land was broad, and quiet, and peaceable; for they of Ham had dwelt there formerly.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And they found fertile and good pasture, and the land [was] very broad, quiet, and at ease, for the former inhabitants there [were] from Ham.

Modern King James verseion

And they found fertile and good pasture, for the land was wide and quiet and peaceable. For some of the sons of Ham had lived there of old.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And they found fat pasture and good and a wide land both quiet and fruitful: for they of Ham dwelt there before.

NET Bible

They found fertile and rich pasture; the land was very broad, undisturbed and peaceful. Indeed some Hamites had been living there prior to that.

New Heart English Bible

They found fat pasture and good, and the land was wide, and quiet, and peaceable; for those who lived there before were of Ham.

The Emphasized Bible

and they found pasture, fat and good, and, the land, was broad on both hands, and quiet, and secure, - for, of Ham, were the dwellers there aforetime.

Webster

And they found rich pasture and good, and the land was wide, and quiet, and peaceable; for they of Ham had dwelt there of old.

World English Bible

They found fat pasture and good, and the land was wide, and quiet, and peaceable; for those who lived there before were of Ham.

Youngs Literal Translation

and they find pasture, fat and good, and the land broad of sides, and quiet, and safe, for of Ham are those dwelling there before.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

fat
שׁמן 
Shamen 
Usage: 11

מרעה 
Mir`eh 
Usage: 13

and the land
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

רחב 
Rachab 
Usage: 20

and quiet
שׁקט 
Shaqat 
Usage: 41

and peaceable
שׁלוה שׁליו שׁלו 
Shalev 
Usage: 8

for they of Ham
חם 
Cham 
Ham
Usage: 16

ישׁב 
Yashab 
Usage: 1081

References

Context Readings

Descendants Of Simeon

39 They journeyed as far as the entrance of Gedor on the east side of the valley in order to find pasture for their flocks. 40 They discovered abundant and excellent grazing lands there, where the land was very broad, secure, and tranquil, because the former inhabitants there were descendants of Ham. 41 Later on, during the reign of King Hezekiah of Judah, these people, enumerated by name, came and attacked both their homes and the Meunim who had settled there and who remain exterminated to this day. They settled down there, taking their place, because there was pasture there for their flocks.


Cross References

Judges 18:7-10

So the five men left and went to Laish, and observed the people who were living there carefree, as Sidonians tend to do, in peace and quiet. There was no ruler in the land oppressing them for any reason. They were living far away from the Sidonians, and had no dealings with anyone.

Genesis 9:22-29

Ham, who fathered Canaan, saw his father's genitals and told his two brothers outside.

Genesis 10:6

Ham's descendants included Cush, Egypt, Put, and Canaan.

Psalm 78:51

He struck every firstborn in Egypt, the first fruits of their manhood in the tents of Ham.

Psalm 105:23

Then Israel came to Egypt; indeed, Jacob lived in the land of Ham.

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