Parallel Verses

King James 2000

And he said, If they be come out for peace, take them alive; or if they be come out for war, take them alive.

New American Standard Bible

Then he said, "If they have come out for peace, take them alive; or if they have come out for war, take them alive."

King James Version

And he said, Whether they be come out for peace, take them alive; or whether they be come out for war, take them alive.

Holman Bible

So he said, “If they have marched out in peace, take them alive, and if they have marched out for battle, take them alive.”

International Standard Version

"Take them alive, whether they've come in peace or not," he ordered.

A Conservative Version

And he said, Whether they come out for peace, take them alive, or whether they come out for war, taken them alive.

American Standard Version

And he said, Whether they are come out for peace, take them alive, or whether they are come out for war, taken them alive.

Amplified

And he said, Whether they have come out for peace or for war, take them alive.

Bible in Basic English

And he said, If they have come out for peace, take them living, and if they have come out for war, take them living.

Darby Translation

And he said, Whether they be come out for peace, take them alive; or whether they be come out for war, take them alive.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Then he said, If they have come out for peace, take them alive; or if they have come out for war, take them alive.

Julia Smith Translation

And he will say, If for peace they came forth, seize them living; and if for war they came forth, seize them living.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then he said, "If they have come out for peace, seize them alive; and if they have come out for war, seize them alive."

Modern King James verseion

And he said, If they have come out for peace, take them alive; or if they have come out for war, take them alive.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he said, "If they come out for peace, take them alive.

NET Bible

He ordered, "Whether they come in peace or to do battle, take them alive."

New Heart English Bible

He said, "If they have come out for peace, take them alive; or if they have come out for war, take them alive."

The Emphasized Bible

And he said - If, peaceably, they have come, take them alive, - or, if, fighting, they have come, alive, take ye them.

Webster

And he said, Whether they have come out for peace, take them alive; or whether they have come out for war, take them alive.

World English Bible

He said, "If they have come out for peace, take them alive; or if they have come out for war, take them alive."

Youngs Literal Translation

And he saith, 'If for peace they have come out -- catch them alive; and if for battle they have come out -- alive catch them.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יצא 
Yatsa' 
....out, ....forth, bring, come, proceed, go, depart,
Usage: 1068

שׁלם שׁלום 
Shalowm 
Usage: 236

תּפשׂ 
Taphas 
תּפשׂ 
Taphas 
Usage: 65
Usage: 65

חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502

יצא 
Yatsa' 
....out, ....forth, bring, come, proceed, go, depart,
Usage: 1068

מלחמה 
Milchamah 
Usage: 319

References

Easton

Morish

Smith

Context Readings

Ahab Defeats Ben-Hadad

17 And the young men of the princes of the provinces went out first; and Ben-hadad sent out, and they told him, saying, There are men come out of Samaria. 18 And he said, If they be come out for peace, take them alive; or if they be come out for war, take them alive. 19 So these young men of the princes of the provinces came out of the city, and the army which followed them.



Cross References

2 Kings 14:8-12

Then Amaziah sent messengers to Jehoash, the son of Jehoahaz son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, Come, let us look one another in the face.

1 Samuel 2:3-4

Talk no more so very proudly; let not arrogance come out of your mouth: for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.

1 Samuel 14:11-12

And both of them revealed themselves unto the garrison of the Philistines: and the Philistines said, Behold, the Hebrews come forth out of the holes where they had hid themselves.

1 Samuel 17:44

And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give your flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field.

Proverbs 18:12

Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honor is humility.

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