Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

And it will be light for him to go in the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, and he will take a wife, Jezebel, daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Zidonians, and he will go and serve Baal and worship to him.

New American Standard Bible

It came about, as though it had been a trivial thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he married Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and went to serve Baal and worshiped him.

King James Version

And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him.

Holman Bible

Then, as if following the sin of Jeroboam son of Nebat were a trivial matter, he married Jezebel, the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and then proceeded to serve Baal and worship him.

International Standard Version

In fact, as if it were nothing for him to live like Nebat's son Jeroboam, Ahab married Jezebel, the daughter of King Ethbaal of Sidon. Then he went out to serve Baal and worship him.

A Conservative Version

And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him

American Standard Version

And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him.

Amplified

It came about, as if it had been a trivial thing for Ahab to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he married Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and went and served Baal and worshiped him.

Bible in Basic English

And as if copying the evil ways of Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, was a small thing for him, he took as his wife Jezebel, daughter of Ethbaal, king of Zidon, and became a servant and worshipper of Baal.

Darby Translation

And it came to pass, as if it was a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took as wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians; and he went and served Baal and worshipped him.

King James 2000

And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took as his wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshiped him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

{If it wasn't enough that he went} after the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, he also took as wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal the king of the Sidonians. He went and served Baal and bowed down to him.

Modern King James verseion

And as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, he also took Jezebel, the daughter of Eth-baal king of the Sidonians, for a wife. And he went and served Baal, and worshiped him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For it seemed him a light thing to walk in the sin of Jeroboam - But took Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians to wife, and went and served Baal and bowed unto him.

NET Bible

As if following in the sinful footsteps of Jeroboam son of Nebat were not bad enough, he married Jezebel the daughter of King Ethbaal of the Sidonians. Then he worshiped and bowed to Baal.

New Heart English Bible

It happened, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took as wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshiped him.

The Emphasized Bible

And it come to pass, as though it had been too light a thing that he should walk in the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel, daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and bowed down to him.

Webster

And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshiped him.

World English Bible

It happened, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took as wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshiped him.

Youngs Literal Translation

And it cometh to pass -- hath it been light his walking in the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat? -- then he taketh a wife, Jezebel daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Zidonians, and goeth and serveth Baal, and boweth himself to it,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing
קלל 
Qalal 
Usage: 82

for him to walk
ילך 
Yalak 
Usage: 0

in the sins
חטּאת חטּאה 
Chatta'ah 
Usage: 294

ירבעם 
Yarob`am 
Usage: 104

of Nebat
נבט 
N@bat 
Usage: 25

that he took
לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

to wife
נשׁים אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
Usage: 780

איזבל 
'Iyzebel 
Usage: 22

the daughter
בּת 
Bath 
Usage: 587

of Ethbaal
אתבּעל 
'Ethba`al 
Usage: 1

מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

of the Zidonians
צדני צידניo 
Tsiydoniy 
Usage: 15

and went
ילך 
Yalak 
Usage: 0

and served
עבד 
`abad 
Usage: 288

בּעל 
Ba`al 
Usage: 81

שׁחה 
Shachah 
Usage: 171

Context Readings

The Reign Of Ahab In Israel

30 And Ahab son of Omri will do evil in the eyes of Jehovah above all which were before him. 31 And it will be light for him to go in the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, and he will take a wife, Jezebel, daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Zidonians, and he will go and serve Baal and worship to him. 32 And he will raise up an altar to Baal in the house of Baal which he built in Shomeron.


Cross References

Judges 18:7

And the five men will go and come to Laish, and they will see the people which in the midst of her, dwelling in confidence according to the judgment of the Sidonians, quiet and confiding; and none shaming the word in the land, a possessor heaping up, and they far off from the Sidonians, and the word was not to them with man.

2 Kings 10:18

And Jehu will gather together all the people, and say to them, Ahab served Baal a little; Jehu will serve him much.

2 Kings 17:16

And they will forsake all the commands of Jehovah their God, and make to them a molten thing, two Calves; and they will make images, and they will worship to all the army of the heavens, and serve Baal.

Deuteronomy 7:3-4

Thou shall not marry with them; thy daughters thou shalt not give to his son, and his daughter thou shalt not take to thy son.

1 Kings 21:25-26

Only there was not as Ahab who was sold to do evil in the eves of Jehovah, whom Jezebel stimulated him.

Genesis 6:2

And the sons of God will see the daughters of Adam that they are good, and they will take to them wives of all which they chose.

Genesis 30:15

And she will say to her, Is it little, thy taking my husband'! and thou didst take also my son's apples of mandrakes? And Rachel will say, For this he shall lie with thee this night, for thy son's apples of mandrakes.

Numbers 16:9

Is this small for you that the God of Israel separated you from the assembly of Israel to bring you near to him to serve the services of the dwelling of Jehovah, and to stand before the assembly to serve them?

Joshua 23:12-13

For if turning back, ye shall turn back and cleave to the remainder of these nations, these being left with you, and marry with them, and go in to them, and they in to you,

Judges 2:11

And the sons of Israel will do evil in the eyes of Jehovah, and will serve the Baalims

Judges 3:7

And the sons of Israel will do evil in the eyes of Jehovah, and they will forget Jehovah their God, and they will serve the Baalims and the wooden pillars.

Judges 10:6

And the sons of Israel will add to do evil in the eyes of Jehovah, and they will serve the Baalims, and Ashtaroth, and the gods of Aram, and the gods of Zidon, and the gods of Moab, and the gods of the sons of Ammon, and the gods of Philisteim; and they will forsake Jehovah and not serve

Judges 10:12

And the Zidonians and Amalek, and Maon pressed you; and ye will cry to me, and I will save you from their hand.

1 Kings 11:1-2

And king Solomon loved many strange women, and the daughter of Pharaoh, Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, Hittites;

1 Kings 11:4-8

And it will be at the time of the old age of Solomon his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with Jehovah his God as the heart of David his father.

1 Kings 18:4

And it will be in Jezebel's cutting off the prophets of Jehovah, and Obadiaha will take a hundred prophets, and hide fifty men in a cave, and he nourished them with bread and water.)

1 Kings 18:19

And now send, gather to me all Israel to mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the pillar, four hundred, eating at the table of Jezebel.

1 Kings 19:1-2

And Ahab will announce to Jezebel all that Elijah did, and all how he killed all the prophets with the sword.

1 Kings 21:5-14

And Jezebel his wife will come to him, and she will speak to him, What this thy spirit rebellious, and thou not eating bread?

2 Kings 9:30-37

And Jehu will come to Jezreel, and Jezebel heard, and she will put her eyes in paint, and do her head good, and she will look through the window.

Nehemiah 13:23-29

Also in those days I saw Jews who caused to dwell women, Ashdodites, Ammonites, Moabites:

Isaiah 7:13

And he will say, Hear ye now, house of David; is it small for you to weary men, but will ye weary God also

Ezekiel 8:17

And he said to me, Sawest, thou son of man? Was it light to the house of Judah doing the abominations which they did here? for they filled the land with violence, and they turned back to irritate me: and behold them sending the branch to their nose.

Ezekiel 16:20

And thou wilt take thy sons and thy daughters which thou didst bear to me, and thou wilt sacrifice them for these to eat From thy fornication is it small?

Ezekiel 16:47

And thou wentest not in their ways, and thou didst not their abominations: loathing as a little, and thou wilt be corrupted above them in all thy ways.

Ezekiel 34:18

Is it small for you ye will feed the good pasture, and the remainder of your pastures ye will tread down with your feet? and ye will drink front the settled waters and that being left they will tread with your feet

Revelation 2:20

But I have a few things against thee, for thou sufferest the woman Jezebel, calling herself a prophetess, to teach and to lead my servants astray to commit fornication, and to eat things offered to idols.

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